Candy Dance in Genoa this weekend
The annual Genoa Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire, which features more than 300 booths selling goods, food and candy takes place this weekend.
More than two tons of homemade candy is produced for the event. Volunteers have been preparing fudge, divinity, brittle, rocha and other sweet concoctions since August.
Genoa resident Mike Curcio, as Wyatt Earp, and his posse will be roaming the streets seeking desperadoes, with whom they will shoot it out promptly at 3 p.m.
A children’s activity area will include candle-making, tattoo art and face painting near Mormon Station Historic State Park.
Tickets to the annual dinner-dance at the Orchard House in Genoa have sold out.
Douglas Masonic Lodge No. 12 will serve a $5 pancake breakfast in the historic Masonic Lodge building in Genoa from 6-10 a.m. today and Sunday. Proceeds go to maintain the Masonic Lodge building in Genoa.
Jacks Valley and Foothill roads and Genoa Lane will all close at 7 a.m. today and Sunday for the Candy Dance. Most of the parking spaces available for Candy Dance are just east of town on Ranch One. Both Foothill Road and Genoa Lane are closed at the entrance to these parking areas.
There is a small amount of public parking at the Genoa Cemetery along Jacks Valley Road. Parking is $5 per vehicle and shuttles are available to carry visitors to and from the event.
More parking served by shuttle is available at the Carson Valley Inn and Douglas High School. A round-trip by airport mini-bus is $2.
For information call 782-8696 or go to http://www.CandyDanceArtsandCraftsFaire.org.
Getting to and from the event
• Jacks Valley Road leads to the fewest number of parking spaces and the longest walk to get to a shuttle.
• It’s better to continue south on Highway 395 to Genoa Lane or Muller Lane and park in one of the big lots served by the shuttle bus.
• Hwy. 395 drops to one lane before the intersection with Genoa Lane. When it is time to leave town from Genoa Lane, left turns aren’t permitted, so continue south down Hwy. 395 and make a U-turn. The safest place to do that is at the light at highways 88 and 395.