Genoa Cowboy Festival Show Venues
The Cowboy Festival encompasses most of the downtown area which is comprised of about four town blocks north to south and two blocks west to east. Main Street runs north and south and is bisected by Genoa Lane (state route 206) near the center of town.
The Mormon Station Park is on the northeast corner of Genoa Lane and Main Street. All other venues run south from the Genoa Courthouse Museum (west side of Main Street, opposite Mormon Station Park) and the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department Fire House (next door on the south side of the Courthouse Museum) to the Genoa Town Hall and the Open Mic Tent on the Trimmer Outpost Lot (west side of Main Street, opposite Genoa Town Hall).
The Main Stage Concert tent is located at the Mormon Station State Park inside the stockade fence.
Tickets are required for all evening concerts for Friday and Saturday on the Main Stage. Check our Tickets page for more details and to purchase tickets online.
Visit the Nevada State Parks' website for more history and details about Mormon Station Historic State Park.
The historic Genoa Town Hall is just south of the Town Office at 2287 Main Street, and about a town block south of the Genoa Country Store shops (southeast corner of Main Street and Genoa Lane). Before the building was rescued by the Town, it was known as the Raycraft Dance Hall and is where the original Genoa Candy Dance was held in 1919.
The Cowboy Festival holds several FREE daytime events inside the Town Hall. Check our Events Schedule for a list of events on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Cowboy Church is free to the public and will be open from 9 to 10:30 a.m., featuring several of our festival performers.
Visit Genoa's website for more history and details about the Historic Genoa Town Hall.
The Open Mic Tent located on the Trimmer Outpost Lot across from the Genoa Town Hall.
Professional performers and up-and-coming amateur musicians, poets and cowboy story tellers are welcome and encouraged to sign up for a few minutes of fame. Check in at the Genoa Cowboy Festival Information Booth to sign up for a time slot on Friday or Saturday (a microphone with limited sound equipment is available for performers).
The relatively new Genoa Volunteer Fire Department firehouse is part of Douglas County's Eastfork Fire & Paramedic District and is known as Station #3. The Genoa Town Office, including the Genoa Town Advisory Board meeting room and the town's commercial kitchen now occupies the old firehouse.
The GVFD firehouse is where the Cowboy Food Corral is located and hosts several "Front Porch" concerts on the front porch patio. CLICK HERE to view the Porch Concert Schedule for this year's Festival.
During the Cowboy Festival, the museum will be open to visitors Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A special “Debate” by the Young Chautauqua
A special group of the Young Chautauqua will present a “Debate" in the Genoa Courthouse Museum's renovated courtroom on the second floor. The historically unique and timely Presidential Debate will be held on Saturday and is open to all visitors.
(No photography, video recordings or any other recordings is allowed inside the museum without special permission.)
The Genoa Courthouse was built in 1865 and then rebuilt after the 1910 fire that decimated the town of Genoa. In 1916, the county seat was moved to Minden and the courthouse was sold to the Douglas County School District for just $15.00 and then was transformed into an elementary school. It served for 40 years as a school before it closed in 1956. In 1969, it was reopened by the Carson Valley Historical Society as Genoa's first official town history museum.
For more details about the Genoa Courthouse Museum, visit Genoa's website: Genoa Courthouse Museum
Phone: (775) 782-4325
Hours: Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m