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Fun in the Sun Continues Along Highway 50! 

Enjoy a Fantastic Festival
at Dayton Valley Days 2015

Mark your calendars for September 19th and 20th for Dayton Valley Days. This two-day street festival features special events throughout the weekend, beginning with a Kiwanis pancake breakfast each morning and live entertainment throughout each day including Rail Road Days at the historic Carson & Colorado Depot, tours of the historic firehouse/jail, Dayton Museum's free Kids Zone with fun games and activities, nationally sanctioned chili cook-off, silent auction, and a huge craft fair that includes food and beverage vendors. Saturday's events include The Hometown Parade and the Gold Creek Show n' Shine (classic cars and trucks). Sunday's events feature the Pet Parade and the Ghost Soldiers Motorcycle Show n' Shine. This event is always well attended, with over 20,000 visitors visiting the historic town of Dayton.

For an updated schedule and more information,
  dayt onvalleydays.org

Eat Hearty at Fallon Cantaloupe
Festival & Country Fair & Jr. Rodeo

Fallon Cantalouple Festival and Country Fair 30thAnniversary 30
Fallon Cantalouple Festival
and Country Fair, 30th Anniversary

The longest running food-oriented event in the state, the festival features the sweet, juicy fruit along with crafters, food and family fun. A family friendly event, the Country Fair has many entry possibilities. Activities include live entertainment throughout the weekend, fair exhibits, children's activities, a variety of shopping vendors, 4-H club demonstrations and displays, Lion's Club Labor Day Parade and Jr. Rodeo, and don't forget about the farmer's market, featuring the tasty Hearts of Gold cantaloupe. Also, this  year, the Battle Born Civil War Re-enactors will be on site with displays and skirmishes.

More information at falloncantaloupefestival.com 

Take a T aste of  Austin at
"Prospectors Dream Wine 

Yes, everyone has a lot of fun at this event! Plan a trip to Austin on September 13th for their annual Prospectors Dream Wine Walk. This is truly a unique experience where wine lovers can enjoy both a sip of wine and a taste of the town. The walk begins at 2:00 PM at the Austin Museum and continues on to several locations along the historic Main Street. A hay wagon will pick everyone up at 5:00 to take them to Stokes Castle for a sunset dinner. Following dinner, there'll be a toast with special souvenir wine glasses, then the ride back to town. It's time to take a taste of Austin!

More information about the Prospectors Dream Wine Walk,
visit  AustinNevada.com  

Fly High During Eureka Arts in the Park

On September 18th through the 20th, the town of Eureka will celebrate its status as a creative oasis in the middle of Nevada! It all begins on Friday, when the town will meet and greet balloonists at the historic Jackson House. On Saturday, visitors can watch them take off at the Eureka County Airport, or maybe catch a ride and soar high into the Nevada sky (contact Eureka Activities to sign up for a ride)! There will be live music in the park, along with local artists providing basket weaving and drawing/painting classes. On Sunday, the balloons once again take flight from the Eureka County Airport.

For more information about Eureka Arts in the Park, call Eureka Activities at 775.237.6120.

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Ride Aboard the Nevada Northern Railway
on Labor Day Weekend

Plan to head out to Ely for Labor Day Weekend! Nevada Northern Railway has lots of touchable history happening that weekend. Friday night its the Star Train, and Saturday it's the Steptoe Valley Flyer! On Sunday, the steam crane will be fired up. Built in 1907 for the Nevada Northern Railway, Wrecking Crane A is the only steam crane that is still in operation on its home rails. This is history and technology from the past century that is still working today!

More information and tickets at  nnry.com  

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