Tickets available for Taste of Gardnerville

Tickets are still available for the annual Taste of Gardnerville which will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Douglas County Historical Society has arranged new food tasting experiences for ticket holders and a variety of music as people stroll the downtown area.

Tickets are $20 per person and are on sale at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville and the Genoa Court House Museum.

The restaurants will have a selection of specialty foods for ticket holders to savor and sample. Shops will remain open and serve goodies to participants who are strolling along the avenue.

Music venues are the Shady Grove Coffee Co. with Gardnerville's Order 67, which won first place in the Battle of the Bands competition this year, plus another surprise band, J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room with classical guitarist Mike Maloney playing good ol' country music and Woodett's Diner where Nancy Galt of Coleville, Ms. Idaho Senior America of 2004, will be singing and playing old classic western songs on her guitar. Also, at the museum, Ben Crocker will be back with his popular one-man band.

Some restaurants offering tastings are the Overland Hotel and Bar, Shady Grove Coffee Co., Sharkey's Casino, J.T.'s, Two Guys From Italy and Woodett's.

New this year in the parking lot at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center are food tastings by Panchitas "Killer Salsa," Full Belly Deli and Holy Grounds Coffee House as well as Port of Subs which has been at the Taste of Gardnerville every year. The museum will also have a full-bar setup.

Families will enjoy this evening of food, music and fun. The Taste of Gardnerville benefits local businesses and museums.


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