Nevada State Fair begins Thursday in Carson City | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada State Fair begins Thursday in Carson City

Julie Salanoa slides down the big slide at the Nevada State Fair during last year's fair.
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Entertainment

Thursday

12 p.m. — DJ Elyon

1 p.m. — Opening ceremony and National Anthem

2 p.m. — Reno Rock Camp

4:30 p.m. — Jimmy Baldwin

5:30 p.m. — Frankly Fictious

6:15 p.m. — Sam Jimenez

6:45 p.m. — Apothic

Friday

12 p.m. — One Man Band of Variety

​12:30 p.m. — Ted Nagel

1:45 p.m. — The Ignitor

3 p.m. — Constant Coogan

4:15 p.m. — Animate

​5:30 p.m. — In Stride

6:45 p.m. — Valentine Rodeo

8 p.m. — Son D Barrio

Saturday

12 p.m. — Taylor Rennee

12:45 p.m. — Canyon White

2:15 p.m. — Reno Sparks Cinderella

3:15 p.m. — TVP

4:30 p.m. — Southbound Train

5:30 p.m. — Tony Arginto, Cowboy Poet

6 p.m. — VTA

6:45 p.m. ­— Circles of Life Hoop Troop

7 p.m. ­­— Paradise Dance Company

Sunday

​12 p.m. — Ballet Folklorico de la Sierra

12:45 p.m. — Vincent Casey

1:45 p.m. — Britt Straw

2:30 p.m. — Rick Radecki

3:45 p.m. — Rump Crew

4:30 p.m. — Donny DeVille and The Eldorados

5:45 p.m. — Tierra Tropical

7 p.m. — Gozalo Featuring Alma Reno

Car Show with Freaks of Nature in Mills Park

Friday

8 a.m. — Registration opens

8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Car show

6-10 p.m. — Street dance

Saturday

8-11 a.m. — Registration

8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Cars show

Sunday

8 a.m.-1 p.m. — Car show

11 a.m. — Awards

Rendezvous

Thursday

1 p.m. — Grand opening, Main Stage

3 p.m. ­— Civil War Artillery Demonstration, Main Battlefield

6 p.m. — Nevada Gunfighters Show, Rimfire Township

8 p.m. — Guns & Garters Show, Rimfire Township

Friday

10 a.m. — Rendezvous opens

11 a.m. — Civil War Artillery Demonstration, Main Battlefield

12 p.m. — Nevada Gunfighters Show, Rimfire Township

1:30 p.m. — Guns & Garters Show, Rimfire Township

3 p.m. — Civil War Skirmish, Main Battlefield

4:30 p.m. — Guns & Garters Show, Rimfire Township

6 p.m. — Civil War Dance, Civil War Encampment

8 p.m. — Nevada Gunfighters Show, Rimfire Township

Saturday

10 a.m. — Rendezvous opens

11 a.m. — Nevada Gunfighters Show, Rimfire Township

11:30 a.m. — Fire Starting Demonstration, Mountain Man Camp

12 p.m. — Guns & Garters Show, Rimfire Township

1 p.m. — Civil War Battle, Main Battlefield (after battle, see surgery demonstration at II Corps Hospital)

The Nevada State Fair returns to Carson City this week.

The four-day annual fair in Mills Park features carnival rides, ongoing live entertainment, more than 100 vendors, a classic car show in Marv Teixeira Pavilion and the Rendezvous Civil War battle reenactments.

“This year they’ll be on horseback for the first time. There will be about a dozen horses at the Rendezvous,” said Bob Robinson, the fair’s organizer.

“And there will be tons of food.”

An opening ceremony with the Nevada National Guard Joint Forces Color Guard, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, State Controller Ron Knecht and Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell takes place at the main stage Thursday at 1 p.m.

Also, a Wild West Wine Run on the V&T Railroad departs from the Carson City Depot at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $25 per person.

Robinson said the fair attracted 5,000-6,000 attendees every day last year, its first year operating again since being closed down in 2010 after 136 years.

The 2017 fair’s main stage entertainment includes DJ Elyon, Reno Rock Camp and Apothic on Thursday, The Ignitor, Valentine Rodeo and Son D Barrio on Friday, Canyon White, Reno Sparks Cinderella and cowboy poet Tony Arginto on Saturday, and Ballet Folklorico de la Sierra, Rick Radecki and Donny DeVille and The Eldorados on Sunday.

The Rendezvous starts at 3 p.m. on Thursday and runs through Sunday.

A full schedule for main stage entertainment and the Rendezvous is available at http://www.nevadastatefair.org.

The Party at the Pavillion car show runs Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a street dance from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with awards at 11 a.m.

The carnival is operated by Brass Ring Amusements Midway of Fun.

Ticket books or wrist bands for unlimited carnival rides are $30.

The fair runs Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Parking is available at Carson High School.