Loneliest Road in America Newsletter July, 2019

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Summer Events Heat Up
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An Exciting Summer 2019 Lineup Continues

Fallon Cantaloupe Festival
& Country Fair

August 23rd through 25th

Enjoy a Slice of Fallon, August 23-25!

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair holds the title as one of Nevada's longest running agricultural festivals. In addition to the main Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair events, there are lots of other fun and exciting activities happening all throughout the day, with something for everyone to enjoy. 

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair is dedicated to providing a prime opportunity for all ages to learn about agriculture in Nevada. Some of the booths that aim to educate include the Churchill County FFA, 4-H, High Desert Youth Grange, Churchill County Farm Bureau and more! There will also be a carnival at the Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair again! Bringing 14 rides and midway games, the carnival is sure to add great excitement for 2019.

For more information visit  falloncantaloupefestival.com.

Prospectors Dream Wine Walk 
September 14th in Austin

Enjoy fine wine and an awesome panoramic view from Stokes Castle!

Plan a trip to Austin on September 14th for our 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 to several locations along the historic Main Street. A hay wagon will pick everyone up at 5:00 pm 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. Advance tickets are $25, and day of the event tickets are $30. It's time to take a taste of Austin! Sponsored by The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call the Austin Chamber of Commerce at  775-964-2200 or visit austinnevada.com


Eureka County Fair
August 8-11, 2019 

The Eureka County Fair is a county favorite for all ages.

The Eureka County Fair is one of the largest and most popular events of the year! This family oriented rural fair that brings in a crowds of over 2500 people, and attendees spend the weekend competing, eating, playing, and shopping at this annual event. Eureka's highlight of the summer not only draws people from the community but it also brings people from surrounding areas. The Eureka County Fair is the place to be!

More information can be found at  co.eureka.nv.us/fair.htm
or call the Eureka County Fair Board at  (775) 237-6026.

The White Pine County Fair
and Horse Races 

August 16th through August 18th
Originally organized in 1934, the races were formed by local ranchers and business people in an effort to overcome the depression blues.

The White Pine County Fair returns to the WPC fairground on August 16-18, with all the fun of a county fair. Activities include three days of live music, barbecue, crafts, vendors, 4H exhibits, livestock auctions, and more. Come down to the fairgrounds early on Friday and check out all the excitement of the Ranch Rodeo. Contestants compete in events like bronc riding, barrel racing, roping, and even mutton busting for the kids.

Grab the entire family and visit Ely Nevada for three days of fun at the oldest horse racing event in Nevada.

For more information, call The White Pine Chamber of Commerce at 775-289-8877 

Rockin' & Rollin' Geology Train
at Nevada Northern Railway  

July 27th in Ely
The 6th annual bash will be held at the Fallon Fairgrounds 

Remember back in 6th grade science class when they talked about that big blob of molten Earth swirling around in space? That is, until it cooled enough to support fast-food franchises, legos, and other evidence of advanced life forms. Why, with all of that swirling around, did all of that copper, gold, and silver coagulate here, in the Robinson Mining District, for us to dig out and use to build a nation?

We won't solve all of the Earth's great mysteries on this trip, but we will have a lively presentation by a local geologist talking about the mining history here, how railway entered the picture, and a show and tell with real ore samples. Don't forget, all of this as the century-old steam engine pulls your train up 2.5% grades through the great geological "museum" right outside your window.s!

For more information, visit  nnry.com
or call toll free,  866-40STEAM (866-407-8326)  or  775-289-2085 .

Great Basin Star Train
Select Friday evenings throughout the Summer!

National Park Service rangers setting up for star gazing. 

For those of you who aren't fortunate enough to live up here in the Rural Inter-Mountain West, you are missing our breathtakingly beautiful night sky. For those of you who live in these parts, you may not have taken the time lately to stop and gaze at the Heavens. Either way, plan a special night out with those beautiful stars of ours. This area has one of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states which provides the setting for our wonderful night skies.

Nevada Northern Railway's Star Train pulls out of Ely on selected Summer evenings with the Dark Rangers of Great Basin National Park aboard. These rangers love the night sky as much as we all do, but they probably know a whole lot more about stars than all of us put together. They will guide us on our journey to find interesting things up in the Heavens on this journey. We will stop the train away from town to take full advantage of the dark night skies. The National Park Service Rangers will have special telescopes set up for viewing the night sky, and will be there to tell us all about it.

For more information, visit nnry.com
or call toll free, 866-40STEAM (866-407-8326) or  775-289-2085.