Winners Announced from 33rd Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

2018 Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Northstar California announce the 2018 culinary winners from the 33rd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival held September 7th – 9th. Among more than 20 total culinary events at the festival, winners were selected from four major competitions: The Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition (Judges’ Awards and People’s Choice Awards), Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off, Charbay Annual Release Party Bartender Competition and the Mountain Kids Cook-Off. Continue reading

35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering — Cowboys and company reflect on past, look to future, in poetry and song

35th Annual Cowboy Poetry Festival, Elko Nevada
The 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is January 28-February 2, 2019, in Elko, Nevada. Tickets went on sale to Western Folklife Center members Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Produced by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. Continue reading

Ninth Annual Great Basin Astronomy Festival September 6-8

The Hamburger GalaxyThe ninth annual Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival will take place September 6-8. Join us for three days and three nights of astronomy activities for all ages! Great Basin National Park in Baker Nevada is an International Dark Sky Park, as certified by the International Dark Sky Association, and features some of the darkest night skies in the country. During the daytime visitors may safely view the sun and participate in a variety of programs, while each evening features a different event followed by several hours of telescope observing. Continue reading

National Championship Air Races

Reno Air RacesThe Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated racing lineup for the 55th STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno-Stead Airport.

The event will feature six racing classes including Unlimited, Jet, Sport, T6, Formula One and Biplane, with speeds reaching over 500 miles per hour. Defending Gold champions returning this year include Rick Vandam flying American Spirit in the Jet Class, Jeff Lavelle flying Race 39 in the Sport Class, John Lohmar flying Radial Velocity in the T6 Class, Lowell Slatter flying Fraed Naught in the Formula One Class and Andrew Buehler flying Phantom in the Biplane Class. Continue reading

World Human Powered Speed Challenge September 10-15 at Battle Mountain

Eta at Battle Mountain

The world’s fastest humans will attempt to break the current land speed record of 89.59 mph in Battle Mountain over the 6-day event. Teams representing ten nations — the US, France, Russia, Japan, Canada, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Australia and England — will compete with their pedal powered vehicles in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge. The schedule is here. Continue reading

Walker River State Recreation Area Opens Saturday September 22

Walker River State Recreation Area

Discover Nevada’s Newest State Park

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today that Nevada’s newest state park, the Walker River State Recreation Area, will officially open to the public at the Pitchfork Ranch on Saturday, September 22. Continue reading

US 50 designated official US Bicycle Route in Nevada

US 50 designated official U.S. Bicycle Routein Nevada

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 50 across the state has been designated as Nevada’s first official U.S. Bicycle Route, joining the world’s largest network of national bike routes and expanding tourism and long-term economic potential for local communities along the route.

While many local bicycle routes and paths exist across the state, the designation of U.S. 50 as part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System marks the first route in Nevada to be named a U.S. Bicycle Route and makes Nevada the tipping-point 26th state in the union with a national bike route. Continue reading