Sun comes out for final afternoon of Candy Dance |

Sun comes out for final afternoon of Candy Dance

The sun came out and so did the crowds at the annual Genoa Candy Dance on Sunday. Kurt Hildebrand photo

While getting off to a slower than average start, the crowds came out with the sun at Genoa’s Centennial Candy Dance celebration on Sunday.

A busy Saturday ran through the town’s supply of its famous fudge, leaving the only fudge in the mixed candy box.

Genoa Volunteer Firefighters were still selling Italian sausage sandwiches on Sunday morning, something they typically run out of early.

Sausage cook Chris DeSocio said demand for the sandwiches started early on Saturday.

Town Historian Billie Jean Rightmire said Saturday was a busy day selling her Candy Dance history.

Sunday lived up to its reputation for being a little bit slower with the Genoa Cemetery still parking cars until 11:30 a.m. The lot was full before craft fair opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Day two of Genoa’s Candy Dance opened clear and cool with a light dusting of snow on roofs and along Jacks Valley Road.

Saturday was relatively kind to the Centennial Candy Dance celebration with the weather waiting until after 5:30 p.m. to unleash precipitation.

The actual dinner & dance, legacy of the original Candy Dance held in 1919, was soaked, according too reports. 

Breezy conditions didn’t slow down the number of shoppers  on Saturday, with parking along Jacks Valley Road stretching out to the Adams ranch.

While the town was sheltered somewhat from the wind, gusts in the middle of Carson Valley hit 44 mph, according to a gauge at Highway 395 and Genoa Lane.

Snow fell around 1 a.m. Sunday morning and was still melting off at daybreak.

All roads into town are closed this morning in preparation for the Candy Dance Craft Faire’s opening at 9 a.m.

The Faire continues through 5 p.m. today. Foothill and Jacks Valley Roads and Genoa Lane will remain closed until 7 p.m. while vendors pack up.