Dayton Valley Days coming next month
The 18th annual Dayton Valley Days street fair will be Sept. 16-17 in Old Town.
The theme will be “Pause and Ponder, From the Schoolhouse to Museum” recognizing Dayton’s status of having one of the oldest schools still on its original site in Nevada. “Pause and Ponder” was also the first name of the original Dayton settlement.
The event will include a parade, show ‘n’ shine car show, a fine-arts show and sale, train rides, games for the kids, entertainment, crafts, antique dealers and vendors of all kinds.
The event is sponsored by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and benefits that group and the Dayton Historical Society.
To participate, call 246-1630.
Derailers to play at free outdoor concert
The mayor, city council and the city of Fallon, along with the Churchill Arts Council, invite everyone to a free outdoor summer concert with The Derailers in Oats Park in Fallon at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Derailers blend Buck Owens’ and Dwight Yoakam’s Bakersfield sound with the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater, the Doors and Johnny Cash. Bring a picnic supper for music under the stars. Call 423-1440.
Enter Rover into pet parade down C Street
A pet parade will be held at noon Saturday down C Street from the Virginia City Visitors Center to the Bucket of Blood Saloon.
Pets should be registered at the Visitors Center at least one hour before the parade begins. The entry fee is $3 per person, not per pet.
Costumes and creativity are encouraged. Ribbons are awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners and a grand-prize winner, who will be the grand marshal for next year’s parade.
There will also be prizes for the “most adorable child/pet combination” and the “most creative entry.”
All animals are welcome, but they must be controlled by leash or reins or be carried by the owner – who is responsible for cleaning up messes.
Call 847-4FUN OR 800-718-SLVR.
Silver Run through VC set for Saturday
Virginia City’s annual “Silver Run” a 2-mile walk/run and 10K run will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at 191 S. D St.
Both races begin in front of the Delta Saloon. The 2-mile route winds through the roads of historic Virginia City, while the 10K will include trails and dirt roads around town. Entry fee is $30, and proceeds benefit Hugh Gallagher Elementary School.
Entry fee covers a race T-shirt, race number, post-race refreshments, awards and post-race raffle. Call 847-0977.
Labor Day parade salutes firefighters
Virginia City’s annual Labor Day parade will be a salute to firefighters, with Storey County Firefighters Local 4227 as grand marshals. All area paid and volunteer firefighters invited to take part. Equestrians, marchers, floats and antique cars will also be part of the parade.
The parade will begin at noon Monday, Sept. 4, down C Street. Entries will line up at the Fourth Ward School on the south end of C Street at 11:30. Late entries are welcome. Call 847-0311.