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Clear skies with temperatures in the 50s, ascending to the low 70s, is the Carson City forecast for the Nevada Day parade., which begins Saturday at 10 a.m.
Despite a taste of early winter coming next week, a brisk autumn morning is anticipated as parade watchers and Nevada Day revelers gather Saturday morning. After the parade in the afternoon hours, a golden autumn day is in store for those celebrating the state’s 151st birthday if weather forecasters have it right.
The 30th annual Nevada Day Fair runs from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. All-day ride wristbands cost $30 each, and $20 in advance through Thursday at Carson City Toyota Scion. Discount coupons are available for $5 at http://www.nevadaruralrsvp.org.
History buffs can take a look at the history of Carson City’s east side during the annual East Side Tour, led by Nevada Day Parade Director Bernie Allen. The free tour begins at 10 a.m. Friday at the Capitol steps.
Check out Nevada State Museum’s newest exhibit — Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family — when the museum offers free admission from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The 41st Annual Nevada Day World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest is Saturday at 11:05 a.m. in the Carson Nugget’s west parking lot. Entry costs $50.
The 34th annual Nevada Day Chili Feed will be hosted by Sen. Dean Heller and will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Carson Nugget Ballroom.
Old-fashioned band music will fill the Amphitheater of Carson City’s Legislative Mall as Capital City Community Band — opening its 38th season — will present its free Nevada Day concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Tours of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St., are offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Nevada Builders Alliance’s annual Nevada Day breakfast is from 6 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at Red’s Old 395 Grill. The buffet breakfast costs $6 per person.
Carson City Republican Women’s annual pancake breakfast is from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Governor’s Mansion. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Call Mary Burgoon at 775-315-0993, or go to http://www.ccrwclub.com.
The annual haunted house and hayride will be held tonight. This will allow volunteers who work tirelessly on this event to enjoy actual Halloween with their friends and families enjoying the other Halloween festivities held in the community.
The event will run from 6-10 p.m. with 6-7:30 p.m. toned down not to scare the younger children as much.
The cost will be $4 for the haunted house and $2 for the hayride.
A $1 discount maximum per person will be offered to those who bring a canned food item which will be donated to the local food banks in the community.
The house will have 12 different rooms this year to scare those who dare enter the haunted house.
The seventh annual Historic Maine Street Spooktacular and Nevada Day Celebration is Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
Participating businesses will be handing out candy. Other events are planned.
A blood drive to benefit United Blood Services is from 3-7 p.m.
Trick or treating in the city of Fallon is Saturday from 6-8 p.m.
The Homestead is asking parents to bring their kids to share the fun of Halloween with our residents.
The seniors would love to see the costumes. Free Trick or Treat candy, 3-4 p.m. on Saturday.
With Friday being the official holiday, all schools, state, county and city offices are closed. Regular garbage service will be in effect. Check with your respective financial institutions about their observances for Nevada Day.
Since this is a state holiday, all federal offices will be open and Naval Air Station Fallon will be operational.