The Nevada State Fair is four days of good times, good eating, music, and culture. It is a long-running event that was founded back in 1874. For over a hundred years, the fair was Nevada's longest continually running event. The Nevada State Fair Board of Directors decided to close the fair down in 2011, but in 2013, a new nonprofit took over the duties of managing the event, and once again, the popular fair was back on.
Just like any great state fair, the Nevada State Fair will have plenty of things to experience and eat. One of the big draws of this event is the Home and Garden Show, which takes place in the Pavilion at Mills Park. There, exhibitors bring their best products and ideas to transform the area into one big home-improvement site. Visitors will be treated to all manner of home and garden solution exhibits that impart great ideas regarding closet organization, solar panel installations, kitchen remodeling projects, wall treatments, patios and sunrooms, and a whole lot more. The show is held from the 5th to the 7th.
Plenty of food and beverages will be available at the fair in 2020, so bring a big appetite. If you love all things Americana, then you'll enjoy the eats that the various vendors will be cooking up. Lots of barbecue dishes will be scenting the air of the fair thanks to the many vendors using grills, pits, and smokers for their meats. Deep-fried everything is also on the menu from Oreo burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches to zucchini. There are also lots of vegetarian options, street food, and options from well-known Reno food trucks.
Additionally, you'll find quite a bit of entertainment at the fair. The following is the daily schedule, which can be enjoyed on the main stage:
• 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Harold Roy Miller
• 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Tony Argento "Turned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at Its Best"
• 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Miss Reno 2019 Jordan Van Worth
• 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Canyon White
• 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Rebekah Chase Band
• 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Jeff Dunn!
• 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.: Jazzy Gene
• 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: SuperNaturalHereos
• 11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.: Harmony
• 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Makaya Taylor "The Comstock N' Sweetheart"
• 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Taylor Rennee
• 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Kingwhistler
• 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Krista Jenkins
• 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: RHINOFISH
• 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.: The Mob
• 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Rosebud's Dance Band
• 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Purrple Gang
• 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Xander Roxx
• 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: HottBoxz Band
• 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Jennifer Grant
• 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: The Herbalist
• 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Greg Austin
• 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.: RHINOFISH
This year, the Nevada State Fair will take place at Mills Park in Carson City. Mills Park is a 51-acre park with plenty of activity areas, including an Olympic-sized indoor pool, a skate park, and soccer fields.
If you're thinking about showing up to the Nevada State Fair in an RV, then you're on the right track. By arriving in one, you'll have the comfort and convenience of a home on wheels full of the amenities you like to have around. If you don't happen to be in possession of an RV but would like to camp in one, then don't worry: You can easily pick one up for a spell at RVshare.
There's no RV camping or parking directly at the event; however, nearby lots and campgrounds will provide what you need.
Carson City is home to a few different RV parks. There are also many located outside of city limits.
The Gold Dust West Casino and RV Park is a popular full-service option for RVers in town. There, you can enjoy the fun adventure of camping as well as all that the casino has to offer, which includes plenty of food, games, and shows. Also in town are the Camp-N-Town RV Park and the Comstock Country RV Resort.
If you don't feel like camping in your RV or you would like a night or two in a hotel, there are plenty of options around the city, many of which are near Mills Park where the fair is being held.
Getting to Mills Park is simple thanks to the major highways nearby. Additionally, there will be plenty of signage that will help direct you to the event.
Highway 50 approaches Carson City from the east and west. If arriving on Route 50 from the east, you'll be taken straight to the park after the 50 crosses Interstate 580 and turns into E. Williams Street. If you're coming in on the 50 from the west, then you'll remain on it as it shares the route with Interstate 580. Then, you'll take Exit 39 toward Dayton/Fallon, keep left at the fork, and then turn onto East Williams. East Williams will take you to the park.
If you're coming from the north or south, simply get on Interstate 580, take Exit 39, and head west on East Williams Street.
There is no parking for any vehicles on the grounds of the state fair. However, free parking is available at Carson City High School. The spaces in the lot are designed to accommodate normal-sized cars, so larger RVs may not fit. There may be, however, a special area set aside for bigger RVs. If not, there's plenty of on-street parking in the area and campgrounds nearby.
Keeping with long-standing tradition, the Nevada State Fair doesn't charge entrance fees. However, there are concessions, rides, and attractions that do require you to buy tickets in order to enjoy what they have to offer.
RVing at the Nevada State Fair is a great choice if you want the conveniences of home while attending the event. Make sure to capture all of the fun you're having with your camera, and please send some of your most memorable moments to [email protected] Your pictures might get posted on RVshare's blog or social media sites!
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