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Falling Into Winter!
Colorful Autumn Events Lead Into The Holidays 

It happens every October in Pony Express Territory. The days grow shorter, the nights cooler, and the trees turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. It's also the season when communities along Highway 50 celebrate this special time of year in many colorful ways.

Are you ready for a family affair geared to young goblins? The Ghostly Pioneers of Old Town Dayton are back to spin tales of old on the Haunted Hayride, Thursday, October 27th. This event includes spirited "historical" living tale ghosts, and begins at the Dayton Museum. Old-fashioned children's games and contests are also featured. For more information, call 775-246-0505 or download a flyer.

Lattin Farm's Pumpkin Tower

In Fallon, there's a great lineup of events for Lattin Farm's 2016 Fall 
Festival. The festival includes The Great Pumpkin Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Scarecrow Factory, Pumpkin Tower, and Crafters Market. For more 
information  call  775-867-3750, or visit lattinfarms.com.

In Ely, kick off Halloween with the Ely Lions at the 4th Annual 'Punkin Chunkin' on October 15th, held at the County Park in front of the Courthouse. The event features food, carnival games, pumpkin painting, button making, and of course, Punkin Chunkin'! Prizes awarded in all categories. Looking for something more challenging? Sign up for the trebuchet pumpkin throwing competition and build your own pumpkin tossing machine. Come out to see how far you can throw your pumpkin!

And of course, every year at this time, the Ghost Train of Old Ely comes "alive" in a whole different way. Some say that there seems to be legions of demons, ghosts, and goblins invading the otherwise peaceful setting here on those special October nights. So, are you brave enough to get on the Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely this year? Reservations are highly recommended. These trains almost always sell out, and who wants to be left behind at the depot on a night like this? For ticket and  more information, visit nnry.com or call 775-289-2085 .

The Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely

The Holiday Season is Right Around the Corner
Pony Express Territory Kicks Off the Holidays With 

A Holiday Favorite

The town of Ely get in the spirit of the season with November events including the Sights Sounds & Smells of Christmas on November 25th through December 3rd, and the followed by the  Community Christmas Tree lighting on November 25th, Christmas Fashion Show on Saturday, November 26th. Christmas season is in full swing in December, with the Christmas Parade, December 3rd, the Christmas Crafters Festival, December 3rd, and the Community Christmas Dinner, December 25th.

The snow will soon fly, and it will that time of year to experience the magic of Chris Van Allsburg's  classic children's book The Polar Express on the rails of the Nevada Northern Railway. All the festivities begin on November 19thThe journey takes you from Ely, Nevada on a special trip right to the North Pole. Santa's Elves are honored that Nevada Northern Railway's Polar Express train has been voted as the "Best Special Event in Rural Nevada" by readers of Nevada Magazine.  For ticket and  more information, visit  nnry.com  or call 775-289-2085 .

Austin, Nevada Always Gets in the Holiday Spirit

In Austin, the  Sorority Christmas Bazaar takes place on November 19 
This annual holiday event will be held at the Toiyabe CafĂ© and is sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi. For booths or more information, call 775-964-2593. On  December 13th, Austin holds it's annual  Live Nativity, which is always a popular event. More information about both of these events can be found at austinnevada.com.

Visit the towns of Pony Express Territory and get in the holiday spirit!

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