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Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair
Published on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 (8:32 a.m.)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joel Dunn
775.690-7419 / [email protected]
Family Summer Excitement at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair—Celebrating 150 years of Nevada Community and Culture.
(Carson City, Nev., July 8, 2014) – After a long hiatus, the Nevada Fair once again will be held in the State Capital. The event dubbed The Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair will consist of five exciting days at Fuji Park in Carson City, Nevada on July 30th and 31st and August 1st thru 3rd, 2014. The much anticipated event will feature agricultural and livestock activities, a carnival, evening entertainment and community showcases. The 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) will sponsor a livestock show, auction and small animal show and numerous static events including sewing, baking and various crafts.
This event will highlight the “best of Nevada” agriculture, mining and culture as well as reflect upon their historic contributions. The family oriented fair and activities are reminiscent of days gone by, and youth and adults are encouraged to participate in the numerous exhibits. Some of the many entry categories include: “My Favorite Apple Pie,” floral design, Lego creations, paintings, quilting, rocketry, duct tape creations and much, much, more. Entries are accepted from all residents of Nevada and select counties of Northern California. Livestock Breeding Shows are open for everyone to enter.
As Nevada approached its 150th Birthday, Carson City began to consider hosting the Sesquicentennial Fair celebrating Nevada’s statehood. Commencing in 1874, The Nevada State Fair was Nevada’s longest running, continuous event until it ended in 2010. The closure of the Fair ended a 136 year long tradition and made Nevada one of only two states (Michigan) in the Union that no longer promotes such an event.
“As a boy, I was a member of 4-H and remember the excitement of going to the fair,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “Not only were these events fun, but they were also invaluable learning experiences. I encourage all Nevadans to visit the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair, and join in celebrating our state’s 150th anniversary of statehood.”
The Nevada 150 Fair will be held at popular Fuji Park which boasts exceptional facilities and is a convenient location for attendees, vendors and participants. Unique to Fuji Park, the fairgrounds include a year-round creek and fishing pond, to cool off on a hot summer day.
Erin Lehman, 4-H Horse Leader, had this to say, “I am thrilled to see the introduction of the Nevada Fair in Carson City. This event is a fabulous opportunity for 4-H and FFA kids to share with the public what they learn during their participation in these organizations. I encourage kids to prepare early: work with their animals, design their crafts and join us at the fair.”
For more information on events, please call: 775.283.SHOW or visit: VisitCarsonCity.com.
About the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair
The Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair consists of 5 exciting days of events that will be held in the Silver State’s capital city on July 30th and 31st, and August 1st thru 3rd, 2014. The festivities will be held at Fuji Park in Carson City and showcase agriculture, mining and Nevada culture, coupled with a carnival and evening entertainment. With much anticipation, the event will provide attendees, participants and vendors an exceptional Nevada Fair experience. For more information, call: 775.283.SHOW or visit: VisitCarsonCity.com.
About Carson City Visitors Bureau
Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Nevada boasts an array of fine restaurants, challenging golf courses, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of outdoor experiences. Visitors will find plenty of open space, fresh mountain air and friendly residents. For more information regarding any of Carson City’s annual events and attractions, or for room package information, call: 775.687.7410 or visit: VisitCarsonCity.com.
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For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Joel Dunn at: 775.690-7419 or [email protected]
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