Saddle Up for Genoa Western Heritage Days

Genoa Western Heritage Days is back for 2022!

For one weekend generally in April, Genoa, Nevada honors its place in the history of the state and the west by presenting the Genoa Western Heritage Celebration. This year’s event will be taking place April 29th– May 1st, 2022.

As the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada and home to the state’s oldest thirst parlor, the three-day festival hosts Native American demonstrations, live music, cowboy poetry, tours and food events. While the event’s name has changed over the years, the passionate volunteers behind this annual spring event have not. Genoa Western Heritage Day showcases the area’s rich western heritage. Historic Genoa, Nevada, is nestled at the base of the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Range, just 25 minutes east of beautiful Lake Tahoe and one hour south of Reno.

The weekend begins Friday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. with the musical talents of Dave Stamey and Trinity Seely at the Genoa Town Hall. Tickets for the concert are $45 and can be purchased here.

Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees can roam throughout beautiful Genoa for Native American demonstrations, western music, cowboy poetry, western vendors, Chautauqua actors portraying historic characters, Civil War Reenactments, children’s activities, Ag in the Classroom with the Douglas County Farm Bureau, and much more. Events and performances are free and family friendly.

The progressive dinner starts at 4 p.m. Saturday evening and is a timed rotation at all five local restaurants! Enjoy a drink and set menu from the following establishments: Sierra Chef, The Pink House, Country Store, Genoa Station Bar and Grill and Hungry Hearts Food Truck. Those participating in the dinner will be divided into multiple groups and rotate between restaurants on a scheduled timeframe. Purchase your tickets to the progressive dinner here and be sure to pick up your wristbands from 11 – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Genoa Gazebo, located on the corner of Genoa Lane and Main Street.

Saturday night’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features Mary Kay Holt, Gary Allegretto, and Chris Isaacs. Tickets for Saturday’s concert can be purchased here. The concert will be held at the Genoa Town Hall, located at 2287 Main Street.

Sunday, May 1st at 9 a.m., The weekend wraps up with Cowboy Church (free) at the Genoa Town Hall. At 10:30  a.m., join the Harmonicowboy, Gary Allegretto for a harmonica workshop. The workshop costs $20 and includes a harmonica.

For more information, visit Genoa Western Heritage Days on Facebook.

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