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Historical East-Side Tour Friday October 30th  at 10:00 A.M

Join Bernie Allen as he guides you on a 2 mile walking tour of the historical East Side of Carson City. This free tour begins at the Capitol Steps and continues to the location of the former Children’s Home, which was also the site of the 1897 Corbett Fitzsimmons heavyweight title fight. The tour also includes a visit to the site of the former V & T Railroad Shops as well as many other historical locations. For more info, call Bernie at (775) 315-7616

36th Nevada Day Chili Feed Saturday October 31 from 12:00 – 2:30P.M.

Carson City Nugget upstairs in the Banquet Center. Coordinated and hosted by Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and State Senator James Settelmeyer. Admission is free and space limited, so arrive early for this popular event! Enjoy free chili with all the fixins, while chatting with old and new friends.

Beard Contest |  Red’s 395 | Saturday, Oct. 31st | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Beard Contest takes place at the Copper Pointe Plaza near Reds Old 395 starting at 10:00 A.M. There is no entry fee and anyone with a beard, and for the first time, a mustache, can enter. If you are interested in entering, or would like more details, stop by or call Nick (775-515-4038) at Cipriani’s Downtown Barbershop, located at 318 N Carson Suite 102. Categories include; Best overall, longest, fullest, reddest, best groomed, scruffiest, and most bearded community, plus for the first time, best mustache.

Rock Drilling | Carson Mall | Saturday, Oct. 31st | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The 46th Annual World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest takes place on Saturday October 31st starting at 9:00 A.M. in the Carson Mall Parking Lot near Carson Homes Furnishings and Dutch Brothers. Contestants use 4 1/2 pound hammers and a 3/4″ bit of steel to drill as deep and fast as they can in a 4,320 pound piece of Sierra White Granite. They have 10 minutes to drill and their only help is from an assistant who runs water into the hole to clear out loose stone chips. The deepest hole wins.

Chalk Art Contest| Saturday, Oct. 31st | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Theme: My Favorite Moment in Nevada

Proceeds will be donated to the Carson City Host Lions Scholarships Program. Join the Carson City Host Lions on Nevada Day for a fun chalk art contest. The contest will feature Carson City residents/households who will create chalk art masterpieces on their own personal canvases…..their driveways and sidewalks. Prizes will be awarded to the top three chalk artists.

All members of the community will be invited to join a driving tour on Nevada Day to view the outdoor chalk art gallery. The chalk art tourist will also have the opportunity to win prizes by submitting photos of the entries to the Lions Clubs social media sites. Whether you would like to be a chalk artist, a chalk tourist, or an event sponsor, there’s a way for everyone in Carson City to get involved.

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum: Tours & Demonstrations | Stewart Indian School | Saturday, Oct. 31st | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Three Great Basin Native artists will be demonstrating and sell their art for the public in the museum’s Wa-Pai-Shone Gallery. Linda Eben Jones, Paiute and Yavapai, and Stewart Class of 1965, will be demonstrating how she makes beaded bags. Linda is an enrolled member of the Reno Sparks Indian Colony and member of the Great Basin Native Artists. Linda and her sister Janice Eben Stump, Paiute and Stewart class of 1972, will be demonstrating how to make beaded bags from 10-1. Beading kits will be available for people to take for a small cash donation. All cash donations go to pay our cultural teachers.

Loretta Burden, Toi-Ticutta (Fallon Paiute) will demonstrate basket making and cradle board making from 1-5 pm. She will have small cradle board making kits available for visitors who would like to make a small cash donation. Loretta is a member of the Great Basin Native Artists and the Great Basin Native Basket Weaver’s Association.

Stewart memorabilia will be available for sale at special Nevada Day prices at the Stewart Welcome Center from 10-5 as a fundraiser for the museum.

Merchandise includes Stewart t-shirts, hoodies, caps, water bottles, lanyards, tote bags, and coffee cups. The museum can accept cash and checks but no credit cards for purchases.

Balloon Launch | Saturday, Oct. 31st | 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Viewable from Downtown Carson City

Watch the majestic of hot air balloons launching at 8:00 a.m. on parade day (weather permitting). The balloons fly for about an hour.

Prison Tours | Nevada State Prison | Saturday, Oct. 31st | 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guided experience at the Nevada State Prison Historic Site on Nevada Day, Saturday, 31 October 2020. Each experience will last 90 minutes, and be prepared to walk about a half mile, and climb about 60 steps. We have 12 start times available, the first starts at 10:00 am, then every half-hour until the last one at 3:30 pm.  Please click on the Join us button, and select your start time.  If your preferred time is sold out, please choose another.

Due to the Governor’s directives, we must limit the number of people on the site, so once you arrive in our free parking area, please wait in your vehicle until 10 (ten) minutes before the time on your ticket.  Then proceed to the gate for check-in.  Please keep all members of your party together at all times.   Masks are required at all times. There will be time after your event to check out our pop-up gift shop where we will have NSP merchandise and memberships available for purchase. May we suggest that you wear comfortable clothing and closed toed walking shoes, bring water and of course, your camera.

Reverse Parade | Western Nevada College Parking Lot, Saturday, Oct. 31st | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drive through the Reverse Parade and see your favorite parade entrants in the comfort of your own vehicle.  Ambient music brought to you by the Brewery Arts Center. Reverse Parade will be 2 hrs.

Made in Nevada Film Festival Drive-In Movies | Western Nevada College Parking Lot | Friday & Saturday, Oct. 30th & 31st |  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Film Festival is a drive-in movie and it is two nights. On Oct. 30th The Shootist will be screened at 6:15 and The Misfits at 8pm.  On Oct. 31 The Muppets will be screened at 6:15 at Sister Act at 8pm.   The film festival is sponsored by Carson City Toyota and if you pick up your tickets there, they are free and you are also entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.  If you reserve your space online, it is $5.

Railbike Tours | V&T Eastgate Depot | Friday & Saturday, Oct. 30th & 31st | 10-2pm, 6-8pm.

Halloween haunted fun for riders of all ages! Come in your costume and join us for a spooky ride. Family rides will be held at 6 p.m. with trick-or-treating along the V&T Bridge Short Rides route. For those 17 and older, join us for our spooky adult’s ride at 8 p.m. Zombies, ghosts, vampires, and monsters will be hiding along the Carson River Canyon route with lanterns lighting your way.

Spooky Ride for ages 17+: 8 p.m. Reserve Tickets by calling 877-724-5007 or by clicking here.