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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions


If you have a question that is not listed below, please CONTACT US and we will attempt to answer your question as soon as possible via email, US Postal Service mail or by telephone.

PAGE UPDATED: February 1, 2017.

The Questions and Answers below are designed to help explain the event structure, general venue layout, parking and food options, what you can access free, what you get with a Day Pass and what events are ticketed.

Please call the Genoa Town Office at (775) 782-8696 if your questions are not addressed here.

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Are pets / dogs allowed at the Festival?

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Dogs are allowed in the public, outdoor areas of Genoa, but they are NOT allowed inside the performance tents, such as the Main Stage Tent (inside the Mormon Station Park), the Open Mic Tent, the Heritage Club Tent, the Genoa VFD Firehouse or the Front Porch concert venues, nor are pets allowed inside Genoa's buildings, such as the Historic Town Hall, the Town office, meeting room, kitchen, or the Genoa Community Church during the event.

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you leave your dog ad pets at home for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Dogs Not Allowed in Performance Tents — Unless you own a service dog, pets are not allowed
  • Daytime Temperatures — Not to usually high in the spring, but can reach the high 80s. Temperatures inside parked vehicles are even higher, sometimes dangerously high!
  • Huge Crowds — Crowds of people in town, upwards of 5,000 people in the downtown corridor
  • Springtime Weather — Rain, snow and, sometimes, thunder and lightning (a chance this year!)
  • Trees not fully leafed out — Trees are not providing a lot of shade at this time of year

Thank you for your attention and we hope you and your pet enjoy visiting Genoa!

Q
Will any streets be closed?

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Yes. Nixon Street and Mill Street between Main Street and Genoa Street will be closed during the event. Kinsey Way will be open to resident traffic only during the festival weekend. The main access roads — Genoa Lane, Jacks Valley Road and Foothill Road — are open throughout the entire event with no detours.

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How do I purchase Tickets?

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You may purchase tickets online through our website — CLICK HERE — or at the Town of Genoa Office in person or by phone at (775) 782-8696. Some ticketed events and tours have a limited capacity, so buy your tickets early!
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What food will be available?

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There will be a variety of food options available during the festival. The Town of Genoa has several restaurants and businesses that will be serving food. In addition, the Cowboy Corral Food Court at the Volunteer Fire Department will host several specialty food vendors during the event.
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I’ve heard about the Heritage Club. What is that?

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Please see the Cowboy Heritage Club page under “Get Involved” on this website for an overview of what this philanthropic members-only club is about and some of the many benefits that membership affords you.

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What are all the events and how are they accessed?

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  1. Main Stage Concerts on Friday and Saturday evening with world-class cowboy singers, cowboy poets and award-winning musicians in concert. Concerts have reserved seating, so purchase your tickets early. Check the Tickets page or All Events Schedule PDF for costs and times. We’ll also have

  2. FREE daytime events and facilities include wandering musicians, datlight concerts, the Western Mercantile Row and art galleries, gift shop, outdoor demonstrations and, of course, the entire Town of Genoa — Nevada’s First Settlement — and all its businesses.

  3. Maps of the Festival area will direct visitors to all the scheduled events.

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Is the Town of Genoa closed for vehicle traffic as it is for Candy Dance?

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No. The town is open for all types of vehicles throughout the event. You may enter the town, park and visit all of the businesses, all the western art and mercantile locations and the Mercantile Row shops in Mormon Staion Park. Or enjoy some 'Open Mic' sessions of local and other talent in downtown Genoa — All free!!
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Where do we park?

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Parking will be available on the side streets, on Genoa Lane, Main Street (Jacks Valley Road and Foothill Road). The areas in front of Mormon Station State Park and the Volunteer Fire Department and certain areas in front of some of the businesses on Main Street will be used for event activities or blocked off for pedestrian traffic. Parking will also be available in the Genoa Cemetery parking lot and next to the Dake House (Antiques Plus).

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Will the weather affect the events in the tents?

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No. Every tent will be completely enclosed, heated and properly lighted. This has been successfully done during the last five events providing a comfortable “weatherproof” environment for the attendees.

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Is Disabled / Handicapped Accessibility Available?

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Yes, but only in certain areas. The Town of Genoa is in a Historic District with few sidewalks and most side streets off Main Street and Genoa Lane are dirt streets. We will strive to accommodate your needs. It is recommended that you call the Town of Genoa office — (775) 782-8696 — before your visit to determine the best options for you and/or to make special arrangements.
   

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