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SEPTEMBER 27 & 28, 2014 — Annual Event

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Candy Dance Faire

Annual event supports the town

A number of special events occur throughout the year in Genoa. None are bigger than the Annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire which has over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event.

  1. Event Dates
  2. Parking and Shuttles
  3. Driving Tips and Candy Dance Map
  4. Dinner-Dance: Tickets and Info
  5. Dinner Menu
  6. Meet the Band
  7. Road Closures
  8. History of the Candy Dance

If you are interested in helping Genoa continue its Annual Tradition and would like to volunteer, please contact the Town Office, (775) 782-8696.


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Next: 2014 Candy Dance

Thank you for supporting the Town of Genoa and we need your help to make this event a success! Contact the Town Office to volunteer and help us make it better for this year and the future.


2014 Candy Dance Faire Application Deadline has passed. Thank you for applying to the Candy Dance Art & Crafts Faire Committee...

The Candy Dance Vendor and Food Vendor Applications are done for 2014. Check back in January 2015 for new applications.

Event Dates

The Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire is on the last full weekend of September each year. The dates for the 94th Annual Candy Dance Faire are Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Parking and Shuttles

There is a per vehicle parking fee in designated lots, with free shuttles to and from the Candy Dance Faire. The locations of these lots are:

  • Foothill Road south of Genoa — $5
  • Genoa Lane east of Genoa — $5
  • Jacks Valley Road north of Genoa — $5



will be available at the following location:


Shuttle service to and from the Genoa will be available at the Carson Valley Inn for

$3 per person (round trip).

The shuttle runs during faire hours on both Saturday and Sunday.

Douglas High School



Driving Tips

From Points North: From the Reno/Carson City area, take Highway 395 south to Genoa Lane. Turn right on Genoa Lane and continue on to Genoa.


From Points West: From the north Lake Tahoe area, take Highway 50 to Highway 395 south to Jacks Valley Road. Turn right on Jacks Valley Road continue on to Genoa. From South Lake Tahoe, take the Kingsbury Grade (State Route 207) to Foothill Road. Turn left on Foothill and travel north to Genoa.


From Points South: From Minden or Gardnerville, take Highway 395 north to Muller Lane. Turn left on Muller Lane then right on Foothill Road and continue on to Genoa. From Alpine County take Highway 88 north to Highway 395 north and follow the directions above.



GCD Map image 2014

CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of the 2014 Candy Dance Map.


CLICK HERE for a large JPG image of the 2014 Candy Dance Map.


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Dinner-Dance: Tickets and Information

  1. Nevada 150th! Saturday, September 27 in the Genoa Town Park from 4:30 to 10 p.m. with dinner service starting at 5:30 p.m.
  2. DINNER TICKETS: ON SALE NOW! Contact the Town Office: Adults = $28; Children = $20, ages 12 and under. TABLE SPACE IS LIMITED!
  3. 1919 Society Tables: $50 per person, $450 per table of 10. ON SALE NOW!
  4. DANCE ONLY TICKETS: ON SALE NOW! Contact the Town Office: $20 per person.
  5. Dinner Catered By: CARSON CITY BBQ — All You Can Eat!
  6. DINNER TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! Purchase them today to reserve a seat at the Candy Dance Dinner.

The 2014 Candy Dance Dinner will be held on Saturday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Genoa Town Park on Nixon Street. The Dance and and a No-Host bar will start at 4:30 p.m. and shut down at 10 p.m.


1919 SOCIETY TABLES: Anyone can join the 1919 Society by purchasing a ticket. Individuals and businesses may also purchase a 10-seat table with 1 seat Free! ($50 discount.) Your membership in the 1919 Society helps support the long standing tradition of the Genoa Candy Dance. Thank you!


All tickets may be purchased at the Genoa Town Offices or by phone 775-782-8696, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner and Dance Only tickets will also be available at the at the entrance, if room allows. All tickets are non-refundable.


CANDY DANCE: Dinner Menu
  • Pork Ribs
  • Chicken
  • BBQ Beans
  • Potato Salad
  • Steamed Veggies
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Dessert

  • Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the no-host bar.


Dinner Dance Parking

Parking for the Dinner/Dance is in the Genoa Lane Parking Lot. The shuttle will be transporting guests to and from this parking lot up to and after the dance ends at 10 p.m. Parking is FREE to guests with Dinner/Dance Tickets. Guests who purchase tickets to the dinner/dance may enter the parking lot 4:00 p.m. SATURDAY at NO CHARGE — guests must have Dinner/Dance Ticket to show the lot attendant.


For more information, contact the Genoa Town Office, (775) 782-8696.


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This Year's Candy Dance Musical Performers

This year's featured performers will be:


Joni Morris & The After Midnight Band

Joni Morris & The After Midnight Band

Joni and the band will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Notch 8

Notch 8

Notch 8 kicked off this year's "Concert On The Green Series" and we're bringing them back for Candy Dance. Notch 8 will play from 7:45 to 10 p.m.



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Road Closures

The following roads will be closed at the specified locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the Candy Dance weekend:

  • Genoa Lane at Kinsey Way
  • Foothill Road at Candy Dance Lane
  • Jacks Valley Road at the Genoa Cemetery


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