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Tents up, chuck wagons loaded for inaugural festival

Sharlene Irete / Tribune News ServiceSammy Boyd, Steve Morton and Gavin Gonzales install a mural inside the Mormon Station Main Stage tent during setup for the Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival on Thursday. Gonzales is the artist who created the mural, and Boyd is part of the Brewery Arts Center crew supplying the stages, sound and lighting equipment for the festival.

GENOA, Nev. – The Town of Genoa is ready to entertain and feed crowds for the Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival running today through Sunday. Stages are set up in tents, and there are enough tables ready to accommodate several chuck wagon crews.

Experience with Nevada’s springtime weather means you have to be prepared for anything, but the forecast calls for a mixture of clouds and sunshine with mild temperatures.

The event includes cowboy performers, cowboy art, cowboy dances, cowboy food.

The cost of a one-day pass is $20, and two-day passes are $35. Concerts and special events range from $10 to $30.

Cowboy poets and Western entertainers Waddie Mitchell, Don Edwards, Paul Zarzyski, Lacy J. Dalton and David John and the Comstock Cowboys perform on the Mormon Station Main Stage.

Cowboy dinners are served 5-7 p.m. nightly, with today’s dinner of steak and lamb chops presented by the Basque Club. Saturday’s beef stew dinner is served by the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department. Cost of a cowboy dinner is $20.

J.B. Lukemberry and his team of volunteers were getting ready for Thursday’s cowboy dinner of Trimmer Ranch No. 1 roast beef, pinto beans, bread from Paul Schat’s Bakery and Dutch oven cobbler.

“We’ll be cooking ’til the cows come home,” said Lukemberry. “This dinner is produced to launch and sponsor the Carson Valley Meat Month of May, so people can buy or order beef from local ranches at local stores and restaurants.”

Day passes and event tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth in front of the Genoa Town Office on Main Street. ATMs are available at the ticket booth and at the Genoa Bar.

Parking is located south of Genoa on Foothill Road and north of town at the cemetery on Jacks Valley Road.

A full schedule of events is at http://www.genoacowboyfestival.com

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