October is finally arrived here in Northern Nevada. The air is slightly chilly, the leaves are changing colors, and the faintest smell of fireplace smoke permeates the air. Here in Reno and the surrounding areas we get a bit of extra energy. Excitement and the list of events just keeps growing. There is a whole lot of affordable fun!
Friday, October 2nd – Reno Street Food
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free Admission, just buy your food.
Join Reno Street Food for their last Food Truck Friday. Wear your silver and blue to “Back the Pack” before the big game on Saturday! Read more on their Facebook Event Page
October 2nd through October 4th – World Cowboy Fast Draw Championships
Main Competition 10/2 & 3 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Finals 10/4 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors/Military $4, Kids $3, 12 & Under are free
Churchill County Fairgrounds, Fallon Nevada
Yep you read that right, it is a shoot out. The best gun slingers in the world will be competing for the title of “Fastest Gun Alive.” There will also be crafts, food, and a classic car show. Visit their site for more details: CowboyFastDraw.com
Saturday, October 3rd – Tahoe City Octoberfest
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Layton Park / Gatekeepers Museum, 130 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, California 96145
They promise live music, cold beer, and barbecue sausages. Plus, there will be fun games and crafts for kids of all ages. Read more about this event on their site TahoeCity.org
Saturday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 4th – Reno Celtic Celebration
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: $15 one day, $25 for a two day pass, Children 12 & under are FREE
Bartley Ranch Regional Park in south Reno, Nevada.
The Reno Celtic Festival features activities and events that originated in Celtic areas including highland games, music, and dance. I hear there may be a Falconer there as well. Visit RenoCeltic.org Schedule of events for more details.
Saturday, October 10th – Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victorian Square, Sparks
It is Lederhosen Time! Celebrate German music, art, foods, games, the language, and traditions. There is also a fair with crafts, activities, and other attractions for all ages. Visit Oktoberfestnv.com for more info.
October 10th – Science Saturdays at the National Auto Museum
October 17th through October 18th – Great Basin Geek Con
Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Reno Town Mall
Come celebrate our geekiness. There will be a gallery of local artists and local crafters and artisan shops. There will be game play, live music, and panels. Special guests include: Local comedian Elgin Alway; Musical duo The Clarke Brothers; The Wonderful Reno Video Game Symphony. Visit the GreatBasinGeeks.comhttp://www.greatbasingeeks.com/great-basin for more details.
10/23, 25 – Visit Thomas the Tank Engine
Ticket Prices are start $19.00
Thomas the Tank Engine will be coming to the Virginia & Truckee Railroad in Virginia City this fall. Thomas is scheduled to visit October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and November 1. Families will be able to take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas and get to meet Sir Topham Hatt.
Sunday, October 31st – Nevada Day Parade
Hot Air Balloon Launch is at 8:00 am
Military Flyover is at 10:00 am
Come celebrate Nevada's 151st anniversary of statehood. Visit the NevadaDay.com website.
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