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Carson City’s Fandango handles fair parking dance again

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Carson High School student Julia Ruedy, 17, will be showing her Black Angus steer "Milton" at the Nevada Fair this week.
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Reno Aces mascot to appear at Fair ribbon cutting

Archie, the beloved Reno Aces mascot, will be greeting kids and their families during the opening ceremony of the Nevada Fair, noon on Thursday.

Archie is excited to be part of the ribbon-cutting event. A graduate of Monsters University, Archie learned all about the nuances of ribbon cutting from other mascots. He lives in Reno and has been the “face” of the Reno Aces since 2009.

Archie is the “big red blob” that loves baseball and he is proud to be part of the Reno Aces bullpen.

TODAY

Junior Horse Show — 9 a.m. at horse show arena.

Pee Wee Cavy/Rabbit Show — 5 p.m. at small animal tent

THURSDAY

Rabbit & Cavy Show — 10 a.m. at small animal tent

Grand Opening of the Fair Ribbon Cutting — noon at main entrance by Exhibit Hall

Market & Breeding Beef Show — 10 a.m. at livestock show ring

Paul Maurer Shows Carnival — noon to 11 p.m. at carnival area

Nevada Civil War Volunteers Living History Camp — noon to 7 p.m., south side of creek

Cook’s Racing Pigs — noon to 9 p.m., south of Exhibit Hall

Fantasy Face Painting — noon to closing, near children’s playground

Fly Tying Demonstrations — noon to 7 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Flo the Clown – noon to closing, strolling

Pony rides — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations — noon to 8 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Swan Brothers Circus — noon to closing, west side of lawn area

U.S. Army Adventure Trailer — noon to closing, south of Exhibit Hall

Walk on Water — noon to closing, next to Exhibit Hall

4-H “Dig It” Garden — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

4-H Shooting Sports Trailer — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Beer Garden - Beer, Wine Frozen Margaritas, & Water — noon to closing at beer garden

Entertainment — 1 to 10 p.m. at main stage

Poultry Show — 1 p.m. at small animal tent

Market & Breeding Sheep Show — 1 p.m. at livestock show ring

Dog Show — 4 p.m. at dog main

Market & Breeding Swine Show — 5 p.m. at livestock show ring

1st Nevada Cavalry Competition — 5 p.m. at grandstand

Double Tap — 8 p.m. at main stage

FRIDAY

Market & Breeding Meat Goat Show — 8 a.m. at livestock show ring

Dairy Goat Show — 10 a.m. at livestock show ring

Dairy Cattle Show — 1 p.m. at livestock show ring

Paul Maurer Shows Carnival — noon to 11 p.m. at carnival area

Nevada Civil War Volunteers Living History Camp — noon to 7 p.m., south side of creek

Cook’s Racing Pigs — noon to 9 p.m., south of Exhibit Hall

Fantasy Face Painting — noon to closing, near children’s playground

Fly Tying Demonstrations — noon to 7 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Flo the Clown — noon to closing, strolling

Pony rides – noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations — noon to 8 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Swan Brothers Circus — noon to closing, west side of lawn area

U.S. Army Adventure Trailer — noon to closing, south of Exhibit Hall

Walk on Water — noon to closing, next to Exhibit Hall

4-H “Dig It” Garden — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

4-H Shooting Sports Trailer — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Beer Garden - Beer, Wine Frozen Margaritas, & Water — noon to closing at beer garden

Petty Theft -Tom Petty Tribute-Mike Furlong — 1 p.m. at main stage

Junior & Open Dairy Cattle Show — 2 p.m. at livestock show ring

Carson ATA Martial Arts — 2 p.m. at main stage

Entertainment — 3 p.m. at main stage

Petty Theft -Tom Petty Tribute-Mike Furlong — 4 p.m. at main stage

Master Showmanship — 5 p.m. at livestock show ring

Entertainment — 5 p.m. at main stage

My Favorite Apple Pie Contest — 5:30 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Bulls & Broncs — 7 p.m. at grandstand

Petty Theft -Tom Petty Tribute-Mike Furlong — 9 p.m. at main stage

SATURDAY

American Farriers Assoc — 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at horse show arena

Pee Wee Calves, Lambs & Goat Show — 9 a.m. at livestock show ring

Paul Maurer Shows Carnival — noon to 11 p.m. at carnival area

Nevada Civil War Volunteers Living History Camp — noon to 7 p.m., south side of creek

Cook’s Racing Pigs — noon to 9 p.m., south of Exhibit Hall

Fantasy Face Painting — noon to closing, near children’s playground

Fly Tying Demonstrations — noon to 7 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Flo the Clown — noon to closing, strolling

Pony rides — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations — noon to 8 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Swan Brothers Circus — noon to closing, west side of lawn area

U.S. Army Adventure Trailer — noon to closing, south of Exhibit Hall

Walk on Water — noon to closing, next to Exhibit Hall

4-H “Dig It” Garden — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

4-H Shooting Sports Trailer — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Beer Garden - Beer, Wine Frozen Margaritas, & Water — noon to closing at beer garden

My All Time Bestest PB&J Sandwich Contest — 1 p.m. at Exhibit hall

Nevada Fair Junior Livestock Sale — 1 p.m. at livestock sale ring

Chris Gardner Band — 2 p.m. at main stage

Cookie Stacking Contest — 2 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Entertainment — 3 p.m. at main stage

My Favorite Beef Dish Contest — 3 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Entertainment — 4 p.m. at main stage

Watermelon Eating Contest - Timed Event — 4 p.m. at circus tent area

Corn Dog Eating Contest - Timed Event — 4:30 p.m. at main stage

Chris Gardner Band — 5 p.m. at main stage

Most Creative Use of Duct Tape Contest — 6 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Entertainment — 6 p.m. at main stage

MLM Motorsports Truck & Tractor Pulls — 7 p.m. at grandstand

Chris Gardner Band — 9 p.m. at main stage

SUNDAY

Paul Maurer Shows Carnival — noon to 11 p.m. at carnival area

Nevada Civil War Volunteers Living History Camp — noon to 7 p.m., south side of creek

Cook’s Racing Pigs — noon to 9 p.m., south of Exhibit Hall

Fantasy Face Painting — noon to closing, near children’s playground

Fly Tying Demonstrations — noon to 7 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Flo the Clown — noon to closing, strolling

Pony rides – noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations — noon to 8 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

Swan Brothers Circus — noon to closing, west side of lawn area

U.S. Army Adventure Trailer — noon to closing, south of Exhibit Hall

Walk on Water — noon to closing, next to Exhibit Hall

4-H “Dig It” Garden — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

4-H Shooting Sports Trailer — noon to 7 p.m. at livestock area

Beer Garden - Beer, Wine Frozen Margaritas, & Water — noon to closing at beer garden

Entertainment — 1 to 10 p.m. at main stage

Jaime Pineda (singer) — 2, 5 and 7 p.m. at main stage

My Favorite Mexican Dish Contest — 1:30 at Exhibit Hall

My Favorite Chocolate Dessert Contest — 3 p.m. at Exhibit Hall

The Nevada Fair in Carson City, going into its second year, is handling parking for most people the same way as in 2014, but there are a few differences.

Free parking will once again be provided at the Casino Fandango with shuttle bus service by the JAC bus system.

“It’s great that both the free parking and fairgrounds are on a JAC bus route,” explained Patrick Pittenger, Carson City’s transportation manager. “The shuttles did a fine job for us last year.”

Pittenger said those who attend the event at the Old Clear Creek Road fairgrounds during the day will be using buses running a regular route along Curry Street just west of the casino and east of the Fandango theater complex, with additional buses again this year along that route and extended service into the evening and nights as the fair runs its course. This year’s fair is being held July 30-Aug. 2.

Last year’s fair was a Nevada Sesquicentennial event, and Casino Fandango leadership stepped up to help resolve the parking problem for the bulk of fairgoers and their vehicles, a plan that proved successful and is being repeated.

Scott Fahrenbruch, deputy director with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, said despite that similar plan there are some changes at the park and fairgrounds this time around.

“There will be approximately 20 designated handicapped parking spaces available on Old Clear Creek Road throughout the event,” he said, “and unlimited free handicap parking in the fairgrounds arena main parking lot for those in vehicles appropriately marked to park in handicap parking stalls.”

He said there are also some parking passes being sold.

“A limited amount of parking passes will be available for purchase for $20 each for those who do not want to take the free shuttle bus service from the Casino Fandango to and from the fair,” he said. He said 100 passes have been made available for purchase at City Hall.

Fahrenbruch said those passes would give a person with one of them access to park at the fairgrounds arena main parking lot throughout the four-day event.

The parking passes were made available through the Carson City Treasurer’s Office at City Hall, 201 N. Carson St., starting July 6. Check with City Hall to see if any passes remain.

There’s no entry charge, but financial donations are welcome. The event that will begin on Thursday and will run through Sunday will offer livestock exhibits, arts and crafts competitions, food and fun that includes aspects of such Nevada staples as agriculture, mining and culture.