At this point, the closest anyone is going to get to an eagle as part of the annual Eagles & Ag event is Woody and the Longboards’ rendition of “Hotel California,” on Saturday night.
Even tonight’s opening dinner, usually the last Eagles & Ag event to sell out, is booked solid at 220 participants, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bill Chernock said Wednesday.
No seats have been available for the bus tours of Carson Valley ranches since the first day of February. First to fill up was the Owl Prowl, which hit capacity on Jan. 15.
About 400 people will have an opportunity to take part in the popular event, which is celebrating its 12th year.
A new welcome reception at the Holiday Inn Express was held Thursday to exhibit photos.
“We’re excited,” Chernock said. “The message that this is a well-run event celebrating a cool phenomenon and the good things that ranchers do in providing habitat has gotten out there.”
Carson Valley Kiwanis are hosting an Eagles and Ag Benefit Concert 6 p.m. Saturday featuring the Eagles tribute band Woody and the Longboards at the CVIC Hall.
Tickets are available at the door for $25, as well as the chamber of commerce, and the Carson Valley Arts Council. The concert will benefit Between Horses and Humans and the Suicide Prevention Network of Douglas County.
The concert will also feature a raffle and a live auction.
Chernock said one way to improve the odds of getting on next year’s tours is to email the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have about 700 names that we e-mail when we make reservations available online in late November or early December,” he said.