South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival October 26 – 28

South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival

Grand Market, Halloween Parties Highlight Ninth Annual Event
at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, October 26 – 28

The ninth annual “South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival” arrives at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, Octobe 26 – 28, for an autumn weekend of great food, fine wine and high spirits.

Events for this year’s Food and Wine Festival include lots of dining and tasting experiences, plus a rare Tahoe performance by Night Ranger.  Of course, food and wine are the biggest stars and a spectacular “Grand Market Expo” – featuring sumptuous dishes from Harrah’s, Harveys and other Caesars Entertainment properties’ best restaurants, plus top-shelf spirits and the finest wines of Napa Valley and beyond – highlights the weekend. Continue reading

35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko: Tickets on Sale Now

Paul Zarzyski entertaining the crowd at the National Cwboy Poetry Gathering

Cowboys and company reflect on the past and look to the future
in poetry and song

The 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is in in Elko January 28 to February 2, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, October 4, 2018. Tickets went on sale to Western Folklife Center members September 4. For tickets, go to or call 888-880-5885. Produced by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. Continue reading

October Events at the Sparks Heritage Museum

Lake Tahoe photo by Mark Vollmer at the Sparks Heritage Museum

October 6th

First Saturday Lecture Series Presents
Mark Vollmer

Inspirational outdoor photography

You are invited to hear Mark Vollmer talk about his adventures in the Truckee Meadows. Works will be on exhibit and for sale.
October 27th, Saturday 2-4pm
Mark Vollmer Exhibit Reception Event

Meet the Artist, see works on exhibit and for sale. Mark Vollmer displays photographs of his adventures in the Truckee Meadows. This exhibit is on display through Mid-December.

FREE ADMISSION to everyone on Sunday, October 7th. Sparks Heritage Museum will be open 12-2 pm.

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Thomas The Train Chugs into Virginia City in October

Thomas the Train at the V&T depot, Virginia City Nevada

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Hosts Thomas & Friends – Tickets on Sale Now

Fans big and small of the popular “Thomas & Friends” television show can experience a Day Out With Thomas™ at the V&T Railroad in historic Virginia City. Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Adventure Tour on October 19, 20, 21 and October 26, 27, 28. Continue reading

The New Walker River State Recreation Area Is Open

Walker River State Recreation Area

Discover Nevada’s Newest State Park

Nevada’s newest state park, the Walker River State Recreation Area, officially opened to the public at the Pitchfork Ranch on Saturday, September 22.

The century-old Pitchfork Ranch, located near Yerington is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with 7 miles of the celebrated East Walker River open for exploration. Visitors are invited to experience camping, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, fishing, or simply relaxing in an idyllic country setting. Continue reading