Here come Carson Valley Days |

Here come Carson Valley Days

The Record-Courier
Ellen Marquez and her daughter Alysa, 12, ride the Viking Ship with Tyrone Schultz Wednesday at Lampe Park.
Brad Coman |

Carson Valley Days schedule

June 9

Carnival Opens Buddy Day (2 for 1 wristbands) 5–11 p.m.

June 10

Carnival 3–11 p.m.

Live Music by The White Hats & Tripping King Snakes Lampe Park 5–11 p.m.

Yard Pong $20/team 8 team max 7 p.m.

June 11

Parade Registration 7 a.m.

Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run Registration 7 a.m.

Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run 8 a.m.

Carson Valley Days Parade 9 a.m.

Carnival 11 a.m. – Close

Craft Show & Food Vendors 11 a.m. – Close

Kid’s Grease Pole noon – 8 p.m.

Announcement of Parade Winners & Citizen of the Year 12:30 p.m.

Live Music by Mixed Company 1–4 p.m.

Horseshoe Tournament $20/team 32 team max 1:30 p.m.

Kid’s Balloon Toss 2 p.m.

Kid’s Watermelon Eating Contest 3 p.m.

Arm Wrestling 4:15 p.m.

Live Music by Tony Vee Band 5-7 p.m.

Tricycle Races 6 p.m.

Glutton Bowl 7:30 p.m.

Live Music by BLU the Band 8-11 p.m.

June 12

Grass Volleyball Tournament 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Craft Show & Food Vendors 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Carnival 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Kid’s Grease Pole 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Live Music by Peck Ann Crow Band noon–2 p.m.

Carson Valley Duck Derby 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Community Derby 1 p.m.

Business Class Derby 2 p.m.

Service Clubs/Churches 3 p.m.

Live Music by Scarlet Stain 3–4:30 p.m.

Carson Valley Days Raffle 5 p.m.

Carnival, block party, parade and games are all part of the annual Carson Valley Days celebration, which kicks off on Thursday.

The celebration of the Valley’s agricultural heritage starts with the annual carnival on Thursday.

Discount wristbands for the carnival are on sale for $20 at Nevada State Bank in Minden and Raley’s and Accolades Trophies in Gardnerville.

They are good for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but aren’t accepted on Thursday’s Buddy Day when wristbands are being sold at two for one.

Pre-sale tickets are not valid for Thursday night, buddy night. Those tickets are only available onsite at Lampe Park. Tickets are $26 at the gate.

Friday night is also when the annual gathering in downtown Gardnerville occurs. Under county ordinance, cans and bottles are prohibited in public places outdoors from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. June 11.

Both Lampe Park and downtown will see live musical performances on Carson Valley Days Eve.

Breakfast is served in Minden Park and at the Gardnerville Fire Department on Saturday morning.

Registration for both the parade and the annual Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run are 7 a.m.

The 8 a.m. run precedes the parade and prompts the closing of Highway 395 from Buckeye Road to Waterloo Lane.

The parade, whose theme is a pirate’s life starts in Minden at 9 a.m. and makes its way up Esmeralda Avenue through Gardnerville to Lampe Park.

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