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EVENTS SEPTEMBER ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CAMEL & OSTRICH RACESCL0000402650 September 7-9, 2018. A tradition for over 55 years, these camel races began as a tall tale and are still living up to the legend today. A short trip from Reno, head to Virginia City to cheer on these extraordinary animals as they race in the desert. This event will also feature delicious food and a ton of familyfriendly activities. Virginia City, 775.847.7500. ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALCL0000402658 September 7-9, 2018. The Northstar California Resort hosts the premier food and wine event in the Sierra. Enjoy two full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings, a gourmet marketplace vendor fair and more. Northstar California Resort, Truckee, THE GREAT RENO BALLOON RACECL000040267 September 7-9, 2018. The nation’s top balloonists vie for cash and prizes, all starting with the spectacular dawn patrol. Festivities also include a host of foods, crafts, art and souvenirs. Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, 775.826.1181. RENO AIR RACESCL0000402680 September 12-16, 2018. Spectacular airshow performers grace the skies of Reno for five days of action-packed racing with six classes of aircraft. Each race is filled with excitement at every turn, as legendary champions make triumphant returns and up-and-coming pilots vie to challenge the ruling competitors. Reno/Stead Airport, Stead, 775.972.6663.



ANNUAL GENOA CANDY DANCECL0000402659 September 29-30, 2018. There are more than 300 craft and food vendors at this two-day event, culminating with a dance and dinner in Genoa Town Park that brings crowds to Nevada’s oldest permanent settlement. A real treat for young and old alike. Genoa, 775.782.8696.

OCTOBER ELDORADO GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVALCL0000402682 October 6-7, 2018. This festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy for one weekend each year. Enjoy fresh Italian food, a spaghetti-eating contest, an Italian farmers market, a grapestomp, live entertainment and more. Eldorado Hotel Casino, Reno, 800.879.8879 or 755.786.5700. FALL FISH FESTL0000402660 October 6-7, 2018. The popular festival highlights one of the most spectacular events at Lake Tahoe: the annual spawning run of the kokanee salmon. The festival takes place at the Forest Service Visitor Center at Taylor Creek, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Admission is free. At Taylor Creek, South Lake Tahoe, 530.543.2674. NEVADA DAY PARADECL0000402656 October 27, 2018. This parade in Carson City honors the birthday of Nevada with a host of floats, marching bands and a variety of entertainment. Each year, the parade kicks off with a hot air balloon launch that's followed by a fly over of military craft from the Fallon Naval Air Station and the Nevada Air Guard. Carson Street, Carson City,

NOVEMBER THE POLAR EXPRESS November TBD, 2018. During the holiday season, characters, entertainment and Santa bring the Polar Express to life. Take home a souvenir silver sleigh bell to remember the journey. The hour long rides are fun for the whole family. 877.724.5007.

DECEMBER CHRISTMAS ON THE COMSTOCK December 1, 2018. Step back and celebrate Christmas as they did in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. There are festivities for all ages including boutique holiday shopping, specials, a holiday parade and more. Virginia City, 775.847.7500.

JANUARY EAGLES & AGRICULTURE January TBD, 2019. This is a once-ayear chance to observe the raptors that visit Carson Valley during the calving season each winter, including bald eagles! Get exclusive access to ranches for viewing, hear directly from the ranchers and share experiences with other birders and wildlife lovers. The event features the Ranch & Eagle Tour, the Owl Prowl, a welcome dinner, smaller tours for birders, a photography workshop with a field exercise and even a rafting tour down the Carson River. Carson Valley, 775.782.8144.

MARCH SNOWFESTCL0000402663 March 6, 2019. North Lake Tahoe comes alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights jam-packed with events and activities for all ages. This annual winter celebration includes fireworks, a polar bear swim, concerts, ski races, a snow-sculpture

contest and much more. See website for specific event dates and times. North Lake Tahoe, 530.583.7167. THE ANNUAL GREAT SKI RACECL0000402664 March 3, 2019. One of the largest Nordic ski race west of the Mississippi, the 30-kilometer (18.43-mile) course begins at Lake Tahoe, climbs out of the Tahoe Basin over Starratt Pass and heads to historic Truckee on a long downhill run along Sawtooth Ridge. The race course covers magnificent terrain and offers spectacular views. Tahoe City,

APRIL VIRGINIA CITY GRAND PRIX April TBD, 2019. This world-famous outlaw motorcycle race starts in the historic mining town of Virginia City, then winds its way through the surrounding rocky hills in 4.5 hours of rugged racing with speeds of up to 90 mph. Virginia City, 775.527.1034.

MAY RENO RIVER FESTIVALCL0000402672 May TBD, 2019. Join the festivities, including pro and amateur freestyle and slalom whitewater competitions, live music and entertainment, free instructional clinics, a food and beer garden, an industry expo featuring the hottest outdoor products on the market and more. Truckee River Whitewater Park, Downtown Reno,

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