Candy Dance continues today |

Candy Dance continues today

Staff Reports
Vendors prepare for Candy Dance on Friday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand |

Crowds thronged to Nevada’s oldest town on Saturday, prompting one shopper to liken the annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Fair to Disneyland.

Parked cars stretched for nearly two miles down both sides of Jacks Valley Road on Saturday afternoon.

Town Manager Phil Ritger said the attendance beat last year’s, with $30,000 in candy sales.

The annual event in Genoa continues today, with a slightly more relaxed atmosphere. Candy is on sale at the Town Hall.

Road closures continue today starting at 7 a.m. Genoa Lane, Foothill and Jacks Valley roads are closed at the entrance to town until 7 p.m.

More than 300 craft and food booths are spread across Genoa as part of the annual fundraiser that supports the historic birthplace of Nevada.

There will be traffic controls on Highway 395 at Genoa Lane where the highway is reduced to one lane.

Parking is available at three lots around town for $5 a spot.

There is free parking and a $3 shuttle from the Carson Valley Inn, but there is only one shuttle running every 30 minutes, and it only holds about 20 people a trip.