Fun Events In YOUR Hometown....

  1. Got this idea from another Post...(Thanks, PRN!!!! )

    What events are available where YOU live?

    Here in Reno, there are a multitude of events that take place throughout the year... here are a list of just a FEW... primarily the ones I personally enjoy... The list is by no means complete.

    Winter: Skiing... The Reno/Lake Tahoe areas offer many Ski Resorts and areas for other Winter activities for non-skiers. Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley just to mention two of the more famous Resorts. And, of course, Lake Tahoe is absolutely gorgeous in the Wintertime.

    Summer: This is when the area really takes off!! Events include The Reno Rodeo, State Fair, Hot August Nights (A celebration of Classic Cars), Street Vibrations (for the motorcycle enthusiasts), The Best In The West Rib Cookoff (Labor Day Weekend), The Great Reno Balloon Race (ok, it's no Albuquerque... but it's still awesome and beautiful), The Camel Races in Virginia City, The Reno Air Races (3rd weekend in Sept) and The Candy Dance in nearby Genoa....

    In addition, there are Chili Cookoffs, Rocky Mountain Oyster Festivals, weekly Farmer's Market, Native American Celebrations, Italian Festivals, a Big Easy celebration... the list goes on and on.

    We offer camping, fishing, boating, skiing (snow AND water), hiking, biking, rafting, skydiving.... We're the home of the Ponderosa (of Bonanza fame) and close to Carson City and Virginia City. There are golf courses galore and other activities too numerous to mention.

    Let me know if you're coming this way... I'll clue you into ALL the fun places!!!!

    Peace
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   WalMart_ADN
    uhh
    we have a prison
    it kinda looks like the disney castle
  4. by   Fgr8Out
    Originally posted by WalMart_ADN
    uhh
    we have a prison
    it kinda looks like the disney castle

    :roll :roll :roll :roll
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    Here in Santa Fe we have our annual "Fiesta de Santa Fe".
    Starts out with the burning of Zozobra. Zozobra is this really ugly 100 foot puppet that represents a years worth of gloom and despair. He is pointing and yelling (really loud) at all the people who have come to see him burn. Finally th fire dancer comes out and dances all around him with torches in his hands. Zozobra is very scared!
    Then he gets lit up. He screams and moans and his eyes turn bright red and green and his head is full of firecrackers and fireworks and he is burned alive.
    (Parents, hold your kids tight)
    No more gloom!
    Then we all go down to the Plaza and drink and dance in the streets to celebrate the burning and start 3 days of fiesta party.
    Next week is Fiestas..woo-hoo!
    -Russell
  6. by   bestblondRN
    Since the town next to ours is the original home of Orville Redenbacher (of popcorn fame), we have THE POPCORN FESTIVAL this weekend. Woo-hoo!!!!!! :spin: :spin: :spin:

    P.S.--In 6 years of living out here, I've never been, so I really have no idea what it's like........
  7. by   delirium
    Um, we have an oyster festival and a crab festival.

    Oh and the county fair.

    We also have a detention center.
  8. by   JailRN
    I have news for all of you. It's much more fun in jail where I am now than when I worked at "Tricky Mickey's House". You meet a much better clientelle!!


    As for what's there to do in our little town, they have the Hometown Fair in Oct, the beach, Target, 7-11, pool, sailing, surfing, beach volleyball, skiing, the mountains, horseback riding, concerts, plays, community theater, symphony, racetrack, Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm, Water parkd, minature and real golf, car racing, swap meets, motorcycle races, fireworks, hiking, triathalons, 10K runs, 5K runs, the fair, chili cookoffs, baseball, football, hockey, swimming, gymnastics, colleges, and all the stuff they do.


    Other than that --nothing
  9. by   Fgr8Out
    Originally posted by JailRN
    I have news for all of you. It's much more fun in jail where I am now than when I worked at "Tricky Mickey's House". You meet a much better clientelle!!


    As for what's there to do in our little town, they have the Hometown Fair in Oct, the beach, Target, 7-11, pool, sailing, surfing, beach volleyball, skiing, the mountains, horseback riding, concerts, plays, community theater, symphony, racetrack, Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm, Water parkd, minature and real golf, car racing, swap meets, motorcycle races, fireworks, hiking, triathalons, 10K runs, 5K runs, the fair, chili cookoffs, baseball, football, hockey, swimming, gymnastics, colleges, and all the stuff they do.


    Other than that --nothing

    Sounds like fun to me!!!!
  10. by   rebelwaclause
    Big city roller here....too much to list!
  11. by   Lausana
    Well, although I live in a great city, we don't have a lot of big attractions...except the newer outdoor mall :chuckle and LOTS of restaurants!

    But we do have a big festival in July here, Three Rivers Festival...parade, different music events and of course food...that's usually referred to as Junk Food Alley but they try not to promote the junk part anymore! In the recent years they've combined a lot of things into a really beautiful newer park downtown & it makes it much nicer than actually having the junk food in an alley

    I've also got family in a little town north of here that has "Turtle Days" and I've gone since I was little...although it could never top the burning of zozobra it's based on some giant turtle "Oscar" that supposedly lived in the lake there or something, lol, I forget the whole story...but I love going to those little fairs and riding the scary, squeaking, deathtrap rides!

    [following jail theme] They're expanding our city jail...it overlooks the park where Three Rivers festival takes place (nice tie-in huh)
  12. by   prn nurse
    In one of my hometowns, Fayette, West Virginia, on the third Saturday in October, the annual Bridge Day is held.

    The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest single span steel bridge in the world. It is 3000 ft. long and 1000 ft . high. The New River is also rated the # 1 whitewater river in the country.

    Over 500,000 people converge on and around the bridge to jump and to watch the jumpers. You can hang glide off, parachute off, bungee jump off, whatever rocks you/ you do it your way !

    www.nps.gov/neri/bridgeday.htm
    be sure and scroll down to the photo gallery.

    This is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    A few miles down the road is the Greenbriar Hotel, one of only 3 five - star rated resorts in America. When you hear of the president and bigshots at the Greenbriar Conference Center...this is where they are. I spent a Christmas there once....unforgettable beauty and the food !... ..and, lifesize ice carvings of Santa, sleigh and reindeer to greet you. Sit in the sleigh and have your pic taken.

    And in the spring, the rhododendrens. dogwoods, lilacs, and fruit trees in bloom! What a fantastic part of the country....
  13. by   nurs4kids
    WELLLLLL, ya'll ain't lived!! here we have numerous daily activities to enhance our lives and encourage the growth of our kids.

    We begin each morning with a pizzin' contest..this takes place on the back porch and the town weinner usually spends the rest of his day running from the toothless beauties around here.

    Next, you have a choice of two things to do..you can either go to the local gov't office and wait in the air conditioned line for your food stamps and other handouts, or you can get dressed and head off to work your butt off (sometimes this is in hot, dirty surroundings) in support of the previous. Only those who have generations of training are successful at the handout waiting, the rest of us idiots have to just take what's left.

    After returning from your "shift", be it working or waiting, then we all gather for a round of 'bacco spittin'. My grandmother has this contest wrapped up..hasn't been beaten in the past ten years. It takes all her winnings to cover her liability loss from a few years ago whenlittle Johnny lost his left eye as her false teeth flew out during the contest.

    Next, we all gather in the front yard and watch the men race their cars up and down the dirt road in front of the house. This race is normally won by the "waiters", as they have nicer/newer vehicles.

    Then we go from house to house eating supper...Leroy's mom has the best food, only problem is you never have any clue how long tonight's course has been "left-over".

    Once a week, we fill the tub with water and take turns sloshing around..on rare occassions, we even add soap to the water. Also, weekly, we share a toothbrush (leftover from where the "waiters" cleaned their wheels) and brush our tooth..gotta keep that molar clean, yanno.

    Also, once or twice a week, we load the kids in the back of the pickup and run as fast as it'll go through the woods. The last one left in the back is the winner. I think this is why I'm fat, my mom used to make me eat so as I'd be less likely to be thrown from the bed of the truck.

    At the end of the day, we go inside and snuggle up on our mattress in the floor..as soon as the kids are snoring, we go about our business of procreating...you wouldn't dare want to let these awesome genes dry up!

    Gawd I love Alabama..you guys just don't know what you're missing!!!!
  14. by   Fgr8Out
    Originally posted by nurs4kids
    WELLLLLL, ya'll ain't lived!! here we have numerous daily activities to enhance our lives and encourage the growth of our kids.

    We begin each morning with a pizzin' contest..this takes place on the back porch and the town weinner usually spends the rest of his day running from the toothless beauties around here.

    Next, you have a choice of two things to do..you can either go to the local gov't office and wait in the air conditioned line for your food stamps and other handouts, or you can get dressed and head off to work your butt off (sometimes this is in hot, dirty surroundings) in support of the previous. Only those who have generations of training are successful at the handout waiting, the rest of us idiots have to just take what's left.

    After returning from your "shift", be it working or waiting, then we all gather for a round of 'bacco spittin'. My grandmother has this contest wrapped up..hasn't been beaten in the past ten years. It takes all her winnings to cover her liability loss from a few years ago whenlittle Johnny lost his left eye as her false teeth flew out during the contest.

    Next, we all gather in the front yard and watch the men race their cars up and down the dirt road in front of the house. This race is normally won by the "waiters", as they have nicer/newer vehicles.

    Then we go from house to house eating supper...Leroy's mom has the best food, only problem is you never have any clue how long tonight's course has been "left-over".

    Once a week, we fill the tub with water and take turns sloshing around..on rare occassions, we even add soap to the water. Also, weekly, we share a toothbrush (leftover from where the "waiters" cleaned their wheels) and brush our tooth..gotta keep that molar clean, yanno.

    Also, once or twice a week, we load the kids in the back of the pickup and run as fast as it'll go through the woods. The last one left in the back is the winner. I think this is why I'm fat, my mom used to make me eat so as I'd be less likely to be thrown from the bed of the truck.

    At the end of the day, we go inside and snuggle up on our mattress in the floor..as soon as the kids are snoring, we go about our business of procreating...you wouldn't dare want to let these awesome genes dry up!

    Gawd I love Alabama..you guys just don't know what you're missing!!!!


    I wanna party with YOU, Nurs4kids!!!! :hatparty: WooooWeeee!!

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