Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the star attraction at the sixth annual Basque Fry scheduled for Aug. 14 at the Corley Ranch in Gardnerville.
DeSantis gained national attention for allowing Florida to remain open through the corona virus outbreak.
The Basque Fry is sponsored by the Morning in Nevada Political Action Committee, which was founded in support of former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.
Laxalt is the grandson of Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt, who also served as governor of Nevada.
A former congressman from Florida’s 6th District, DeSantius is a native Floridian, who worked his way through Yale and Harvard Law School where he graduated with honors.
He is a former Naval JAG officer, who served in Iraq. He was elected Florida governor in 2018.
The Basque Fry is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Corley Ranch is located south of Gardnerville along Highway 395.
It has attracted thousands of visitors over the years and dozens of Republican notables.
Guests in previous years in previous years have included House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Tom Cotton, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Dr. Ben Carson, President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, the “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell, American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, among others.
The Basque-themed barbecue event includes live music, face painting and a petting zoo for the kids, and opportunities for voters to meet with both Nevada elected officials, as well as nationally-recognized conservative leaders.