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Genoa Candy Dance

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September 28 & 29 2024

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The 2024 Genoa Candy Dance takes place September 28 and 29. This two-day event, which boasts over 400 arts and crafts, activity, and food vendors, plus a Saturday night Dinner Dance, draws thousands of people to Genoa. Booths are open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Dinner Dance
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The Saturday night Dinner Dance takes place from 4:30-9 p.m. (advance tickets are required for the Dinner Dance - click here for tickets). Tickets are $60 per person. The event is catered by Out West Catering, with Jills Creative Cakes - Sugar Dealer providing scrumptious desserts and CV Flyte managing the bar. From 4:30-6:30 p.m., diners will be treated to the mellow sounds of Dougie L. singing from the Great American Playbook. The Lost Reverends of the High Sierra will take the stage from 7-9 p.m. with their "rock, country and everything in between" music to dance by.
 
Where to park
Public parking is available for $10 at three lots: Genoa Lane, Foothill Lane; and the Genoa Cemetery on Jacks Valley Road. Parking opens at 7 a.m. each day. Free shuttles run between the parking lots and the faire starting at 7 a.m. both days.

Coming south from Carson City: We recommend the Genoa Lane lot, which is the biggest lot. Turn right from 395 on to Genoa Lane.
Coming from Minden/Gardnerville: Take Muller Lane to Foothill Lane, and turn north on Foothill heading toward Genoa.
Genoa Cemetery Parking Lot/Jacks Valley Road: This is our smallest parking lot, and is usually full by 10 a.m. on Saturday. We highly recommend using the Genoa Lane lot instead.

Pro Tip
Bring cash! While there will be ATMs, lines can be long.

Quick History
The original Genoa Candy Dance and Dinner fundraiser in 1919 was held by the ladies of the town to pay for the purchase of street lights for Genoa. After the lights were purchased, it became necessary to continue the fundraising to cover the cost of the electricity, and in 1974 the Arts & Crafts Faire was added to the event. Click here for more about the history of Candy Dance.

The Genoa Candy Dance tradition continues to support the Town of Genoa today. Just as it was a hundred years ago, today's event is made possible through the invaluable efforts of volunteers and the enthusiastic support of everyone who attends.

For more information about the event, contact us by email or call the Town Office at 775-782-8696.