Sixth Cowboy Festival dates announced |

Sixth Cowboy Festival dates announced

Performers on the porch of the Genoa Bar for the Cowboy Poetry.
Melissa Blosser |

Genoa, Nev. — Nevada’s oldest town announced that the sixth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival will take place from April 30 through May 2

Previous Cowboy Festivals have attracted thousands of visitors to the community located at the base of the Sierra Nevada.

This year’s event will feature performances by some of the best-known entertainers in Western music and cowboy poetry, including Lacy J. Dalton, Gary Allegretto, Mike Beck, Belinda Gail, Richard Elloyan, Sourdough Slim, Larry Maurice, “Bimbo” Cheney, The Western Flyers western swing band, and many more.

Other festival events include: Chautauqua performances; a birding nature walk at the River Fork Ranch; a “Birds and Buckaroos in the Carson Valley” photography show at The Nature Conservancy’s Whit Hall Interpretive Center; and a dinner and barn dance on Thursday evening, April 30th, at Trimmer’s Outpost in the Town of Genoa.

This year’s event is free to the public and also features cowboy mercantile crafts and clothing, Western art exhibits, pioneer and Old West living history re-enactors, and a variety of delicious food from popular local eateries.

For tickets to evening concerts and more information go to or call 775-782-0326.

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