Reno/Sparks Area Events October/November/December

October 2012 –

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTHOUSE RACES October 6-7, 2012 Virginia City, NV Details: 775-847-4386

Outhouse Races FREE to watch! Take an adventure back in time during historic Virginia City’s World Championship Outhouse Races. This hilarious Comstock tradition pits teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other as one person rides and the remaining team members manage to push, pull or drag the outhouse quickly down the track. The always outrageous outhouse parade on Saturday features Virginia City’s famous “Plungerettes”.

ITALIAN FESTIVAL October 6-7, 2012 Downtown Reno

For the 31st year, the Eldorado Hotel/Casino is sponsoring the Great Italian Festival with a grape stomp, sauce competitions, Italian Buffet, Farmers Market, live entertainment and beverages.

November 2012

TANNER’S MARKETPLACE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES November 17-18, 2012 Reno Livestock Events Center 1350 N. Wells Ave, Reno Details: 775-747-0905

Antiques & Collectibles, featuring jewelry, vintage clothes, pottery, toys -Something for everyone Free Parking, Admission $3.00 Adults, seniors $2.00, Children under 12 FREE

Hours: Saturday, 9:00 – 4:00 Sunday, 9:00 – 3:00


30th ANNUAL “MAGIC OF SANTA” CHRISTMAS FAIRE November 24& 25, 2012 Livestock Events Center Details: 775-747-0905

At the Reno Livestock Events Center, Exhibit Hall, 1350 North Wells Ave, Reno, NV. Free parking, admission $4.00 (under 10 years old free) Bring a can of food and receive $1.00 off admission Hours: Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM

December 2012 –

SPARKS HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE December 2-3, 2012 Sparks Victorian Square

Presented by Intuit, the annual Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will be held in Victorian Square. See the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 on December 2 in front of Saint Mary‘s Amphitheater. The Nevada Opera Youth Chorus will be performing after the tree lighting. The parade starts at noon on Saturday on Victorian Avenue. Look for an appearance by Santa Claus after the parade.

GINGERBREAD SOCIAL December 8, 2012 Virginia City Details: 775-847-0075

Gingerbread social and charity auction at the 4th Ward School.

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