Genoa Western Heritage Days
Genoa Western Heritage Days has been cancelled in 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2022!
Every April, the historic town of Genoa takes a weekend to honor its place in the legacy of the American West by presenting Genoa Western Heritage Days Celebration.
As the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada and home to the state’s oldest “thirst parlor” or bar, this three-day festival kicks off Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. with a Town Hall performance by Dave Stamey and the High Country Cowboys.
On Saturday, April 25, attendees can amble throughout Genoa for Native American demonstrations, western music, cowboy poetry, Chautauqua actors portraying historic characters, children’s activities, Dutch oven cooking, historic tours and much more. Events and performances are free and family friendly.
Saturday showcases a host of free attractions, including cowboy poetry, historic tours, Civil War reenactments, Native American and horsemanship demonstrations, porch concerts, Chautauqua, agriculture in the classroom, kids games and activities, a Pony Express Poker Run as well as western goods and food vendors.
Saturday evening, a 7 p.m. Town Hall concert features performances by Mary Kaye, Harmonicowboy Gary Allegretto and Chris Isaacs.
On Sunday morning join the Genoa Community Church for Cowboy Church in the Town Hall, featuring Saturday night’s performers and harmonica lessons with Gary Allegretto at 10:30 a.m.
Click HERE to get your hands on tickets, full schedule of events and for more information about the 2020 Genoa Western Heritage Days. To plan your trip to Genoa and the Carson Valley, call the Carson Valley Visitors Authority at (775) 782-8145 or click Visit Carson Valley.