If you enjoy a juicy piece of cantaloupe and a beautiful summer day in the country with your family, come out to the Churchill County Fairgrounds Aug. 23 to 25 for the annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair.
Enjoy a variety of cantaloupe-based food at Fallon’s tribute to its most prized specialty crop, including Troy’s famous cantaloupe daiquiris, cantaloupe beer from Great Basin Brewing Company, cantaloupe ice cream, cantaloupe cotton candy, and more. Visit the more than 70 food and shopping vendors for unique items and delicious fair food, and then be sure to stock up on produce in the farmers’ market tent.
Entertainment options abound
This year’s two-night concert series in the main arena is sure to entertain. Rock n’ roll lovers: mark your calendars to rock with the Hollywood Roses, a spot-on Guns N Roses experience, on Friday, Aug. 23, with opening act Wily Savage starting at 6:30 p.m. Country music fans will enjoy the Vegas McGraw and Faith Hill act, an authentic tribute to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, with opening acts Steve and Raena Blais, and Makayla Taylor on Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 5:30 p.m.
There will be multiple shows on the small stage throughout each day, featuring Sam Malcolm the juggling comedian, interactive drumming with the Drumchik Liz Broscoe, Golden West Winds Air Force Band, Reno band Arizona Jones, plus other fun demonstrations and exhibitions. New this year is Jennifer’s Barnyard Races featuring races comprised of pigs, ducks, turkeys, and more—it is going to be a must-see show for kids and adults alike at the festival each day.
Additional activities include Kent’s Cornhole Classic on Saturday, August 24, a greased pig chase, and other fun country fair classics. Schoeppner Shows Carnival will be open each day with nearly a dozen rides and a midway.
Agriculture a big part of festival
Bring the kids for a day of fun and interactive learning with agriculture education displays from the Churchill County Farm Bureau, Churchill County 4-H, Churchill County and Oasis FFA Chapters, local beekeepers, the Nevada Department of Ag, Churchill County Museum, the High Desert Youth Grange, and more.
Don’t miss the opportunity to cuddle with cows, chickens, goats, donkeys, and all other types of livestock animals! Wander through the Exhibit Hall to see all of the amazing talent that comes out of Churchill County and then take a stroll through the antique tractor displays.
Weekend passes are $12 for ages 11+, $3 for children ages 3-10, and admission is free for children under 3 years of age; weekend passes are good for all 3 days of the event, plus both nights of concerts.
Day admission at the gate is $8 for ages 11+ and $2 for children ages 3-10; weekend passes at the gate are $15 for ages 11+ and $6 for children ages 3-10.
Visit www.falloncantaloupefestival.com for more information and to purchase your daily tickets or weekend passes.