Carson Valley, Nevada Blog

Welcome to "Rugged, Relaxed, and Reachable Carson Valley." Here you’ll find everything you need to know to enjoy a visit to Northern Nevada’s Hidden Jewel, from lodging, dining and gaming information to the surprisingly vibrant arts and cultural scene and all the recreational opportunities you’d expect to find with the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, the Carson River and more right outside your door. Explore the site, then come discover Carson Valley!

  • Each year the Carson Valley Arts Council brings an amazing assortment of world renowned performers. And this year is no exception. In April you will be delighted by The Young Irelanders. The Irish Cultural Academy chooses new band members every year to perform Irish traditional music, song, and dance the world over. Each of the 20-30 year olds are national and world champions in their disciplines

  • Mark your calendars and come check out this world class event Friday, May 12, 2017. “We're thrilled to announce the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease ™ Women's Race empowered with SRAM cycling competition will include Carson Valley this year” stated Jan Vandermade (Executive Director with the Carson Valley Visitors Authority). On this entirely new route, the world's top female athletes will

  • The Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease™ Women's Race empowered with SRAM stages at Lake Tahoe will highlight the myriad of reasons the destination has been chosen repeatedly as a featured venue. The first two days of the women’s competition, which runs May 11-14, will include iconic vistas along the 72-mile circumference of the lake; the highest summit in race history at Luther Pass; and the

  • On behalf of the judges and the team here at Carson Valley Visitors Authority, thank you for filling our world with rich images, stories, and video.  The winning entries, people's choice, and honorable mentions are featured here in this message. You can also read more at the Carson Valley Times. Be sure to see the rest of the WhyCV submissions on our Facebook page, or you can check them out on

  • Join us as we take a “peak” back to explore the rich history of Carson Valley. Celebrating Women’s History Month we are highlighting local Basque legend Grace Berhains. Grace Berhains, photo courtesy of Douglas County Historical Society Grace was born in Bidarray, France on October 3, 1901. She emigrated to the US as a teenager, not knowing any English. She settled in Gardnerville where

  • The annual Genoa Cowboy Festival blends star studded entertainment and Western cowboy heritage with our beautiful mountain and valley setting. Extending over three days, April 28-30, 2017 you get the chance to step back in time, unplug, and experience the old west in the heart of Carson Valley! Cowboy shootout Festivities begin Friday night, April 28, on the main stage with The Quebe

  • Lawmen - Jay Aldrich Carson Valley's annual Genoa Cowboy Festival blends star studded entertainment and Western cowboy heritage with our beautiful mountain and valley setting. Extending over three days, the Genoa Cowboy Festival gives you the chance to step back in time, unplug, experience the old west and relax!Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada in the beautiful Carson Valley, historic

  • <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> The annual Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby kicks off on January 1, 2017, and runs through April 16, 2017. Where else can you spend the day relaxing on the lake and win cash and free slot play? When you catch any trout weighing in at 2 pounds or more, you get $5 in free slot play and 5 entries into the drawing. Any Topaz Lodge tagged trout caught during

  •   <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Topaz Lake fishing season is coming up fast, and January 1st kicks off the Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby as well. Skip the confusion and use this fishing excursion itinerary to pick up a few pointers on your casting, get expert tips, and perfect your fish story over a hearty meal. To get the fish while they are biting you might want to hit the road early, but

  • ©Ali Moffitt Carson Valley is absolutely beautiful, and Autumn is no exception.  With the crisp, fresh air and majestic blue skies, Carson Valley is a wonderful place to spend your fall harvest.  The temperatures can range from the low 80's- mid 60's and it is perfect for hitting the trails on your foot, hoof, or wheel.  If the trails aren't for you, then come and join the community in a host

  • Younkin Airshows and Misty Blues ©Ali Moffitt Kyle Franklin ©Ali Moffitt Bill Stein ©Ali Moffitt Danny Clisham "Sky-Talker" Hollywood ©Ali  Moffitt Manfred Radius ©Ali Moffitt Dan Buchanan ©Ali Moffitt God Bless America ©Ali Moffitt Big Crowds! ©Ali Moffitt Super Hornet F-18 ©Ali Moffitt U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds ©Ali Moffitt Team Rocket

  •   10th Annual Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff Town of Gardnerville, Heritage Park ©Ali Moffitt Light Up Minden!  Minden Park ©Ali Moffitt     20th Annual Parade of Lights  "Our Emerald Celebration 20 Years of Lights"   Breakfast with Santa   Genoa Town Hall, Genoa                                                               ©Ali Moffitt    Candy Cane Lane    Carson

  • ©Ali Moffitt Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour June 16 - June 19 The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour will be making their third stop at the Minden Tahoe Airport    Everybody is welcome!   ©Ali Moffitt Over Sixty years ago they flew from bases far from home, over occupied and enemy territory in an attempt to weaken the forces of evil so that

  • ©Ali Moffitt  A view of Job's Peak ©Ali Moffitt  ©Ali Moffitt  oodles of Arts & Crafts ©Ali Moffitt  AHHH...Candy! ©Ali Moffitt  ©Ali Moffitt  The Genoa "Candy Dance" originated in 1919 as an effort to raise money to purchase street lights for the small, but enterprising community of Genoa, Nevada's first settlement. Lillian Virgin Finnegan, daughter of then

  • Pumpkins! ©Ali Moffitt ©Ali Moffitt Pig Race I found it.....The Perfect Pumpkin! The Corley Ranch Harvest Festival begins every year starting October 1st and runs through October 31st.  Bring the whole family for fun fall activities including:  Hay Slide  Kiddie Land Straw Maze  Farm Animals Miniature Golf (Brand New Rebuilt)  Bounce House Pig Races Hay Wagon Rides (Every

  • ©Stephanie Secrest-Jacobs Family Berry Farm ©Belinda Grant Photography ©Belinda Grant Photography Planning a wedding?  Have you dreamed about have a wedding with a picturesque mountain view as your backdrop? Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.  Maybe you would prefer a down home wedding in the county in a barn?  Have you ever considered getting married at a Berry Farm? Jacobs

  • Carson Valley is just 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe where the night skies are lit up by stars rather than neon.  On the warm, summer evenings you can enjoy a plethora of family fun activities.  Starting in May through August, the GE Family Concert Series takes place in the gazebo at Minden Park.  Unwind with your family and friends with your favorite food on a picnic blanket and enjoy the live

  • Carson Valley plays host to the Annual Fishing Derby at Topaz Lake.  The fishing derby takes place the beginning of January through mid April  Catch a tagged fish and win FREE cash.  In addition to fishing, Topaz Lake has great sites for camping, tent or RV.  Throw the hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and experience the fresh mountain lake through paddle

  • Carson Valley offers and abundance of Outdoor Activities that you and your family can enjoy all year-round.  We have over 47 miles of non-motorized trails that are maintained by the Carson Valley Trails Association and approximately 50 miles or more in Douglas County and the Tahoe Rim Trail

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