Genoa Cowboy Poetry Festival Scheduled For April 30-May 2

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by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations

Photo provided by Douglas County Community Relations
Photo provided by Douglas County Community Relations

Genoa, Nevada – March 17, 2015 – The Town of Genoa, Nevada, announced today that the sixth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival will take place from April 30th through May 2nd in the Town of Genoa. Previous Cowboy Festivals have attracted thousands of visitors to the picturesque community located in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Genoa, widely recognized as Nevada’s oldest town, is a short 45-minute drive south from Reno and in close proximity to South Lake Tahoe.

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.

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The Genoa Cowboy Festival is a wonderful blend of beautiful setting, entertainment, heritage and Western culture. 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 reenactors, and a variety of delicious food from popular local eateries.

From its 19th century beginnings, cowboys and ranching have shared work, words and music in this historic community. The Town of Genoa celebrates that rich history and tradition with its annual celebration of the Western lifestyle. For tickets to evening concerts and more information go to: or call 775-782-0326.



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