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Saddle up for Genoa Cowboy Festival

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Published Caption: Shannon Litz

The fourth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival, May 3 to 5 in Genoa, celebrates the cowboy way with concerts by top-rated Western entertainers and cowboy poets like Waddie Mitchell, Dave Stamey, Riders in the Sky, Hot Club of Cowtown, Mary Kaye, Saddle Cats, and Richard Elloyan. Tours, breakfast, lunch and Basque as well as cowboy dinners are planned along with presentations on Western and Native American history and culture, open mic nights and square dancing A one-day pass is adults $15, kids $10; three-day pass, $30 and $15; concerts, special events range from $10 to $35. The Friday all day Carson Valley ranch bus tour with lunch at JT Basque Restaurant is $125. The Emigrant Trail bus tour, for $50 which includes a box lunch is scheduled for Saturday. Western art and gear show is open to the public with roving entertainment throughout the town. Parking is free and available throughout Genoa. For more information, visit or call 782-8696.

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