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January 2020

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

January 26 @ 9:00 am - February 1 @ 6:00 pm
Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. Since 1985, aficionados of the American West have traveled to remote Elko, Nevada, to meet like-minded people, be captivated by poets and musicians whose art is an expression of their life on the land, participate in creating traditional Western gear and art, learn about current challenges and creative solutions in Western land management, and kick up their heels and enjoy a week filled with entertainment, learning…

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June 2020

California Trail Days

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Trail Interpretive Center, 1 Interpretive Center Way Hunter Exit 292
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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Join us in June 2020 for our annual weekend-long interactive wagon encampment and pioneer experience! Between 1841 and 1869 over 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed up wagons and set out over-land for California. Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000-mile trek; some seeking land, some gold, others seeking adventure, and some for reasons we may never know.  Enjoy Native American programs, visit with fur trappers and watch black powder demonstrations.  Our young visitors will enjoy Jr.…

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Ride Around The Rubies – Gravel Ride

June 20 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lamoille School House, Lamoille Road
Lamoille, NV 89828 United States
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See the Ruby Mountains like you've never seen them before! Join us on the summer solstice, June 20, 2020 for the Ride Around the Rubies.  This one-day "Gravel Ride" cycling event begins and ends in scenic Lamoille, Nevada, guiding cyclists around the beautiful Ruby Mountains over their choice of a 40, 66 or full 118 mile loop on pavement, gravel and dirt roads. ​ Proceeds from this event support youth leadership development, exchange programs, local and global community improvement projects, and…

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Lamoille Country Fair

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Grove, Clubhouse Lane
Lamoille, Nevada 89828 United States
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The Annual Lamoille Country Fair gives attendees the chance to experience the country charm of scenic Lamoille and wander among booths that bring you local and state artists' unique handcrafted items including original artwork, jewelry, dolls, furniture, stained glass, pottery, garden art, quilts, birdhouses, beadwork, metal art, and many other items. Approximately 8,000  people attended the 2012 Fair which featured 135 vendors. Delicious refreshments are available from the many great food vendors. The Lamoille Women's Club's famous homemade lemonade is…

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July 2020

Elko Basque Festival

July 3 - July 5

The National Elko Basque festival began with a celebration that brought sheepherders and cattle ranchers into town for a day of celebration. The festival became a two-day event in 1964, now known as the National Basque Festival.  The weekend festivities were scheduled around the 4th of July weekend, to celebrate with this great Country and to thank them for accepting Basques and their heritage so freely.  The festival this year will be held July 3rd through July 5th. Experience great…

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September 2020

OCTA Oregon California Trail Convention

September 19 - September 23
California Trail Interpretive Center, 1 Interpretive Center Way Hunter Exit 292
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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Join OCTA in Elko, Nevada for its 38th Annual Convention in September 2020. The convention theme is “Through the Lens of History – Preserving the Past – Focusing on the Future” NEW since the OCTA 2010 Convention in Elko, NV: – Terrific tour of the Williams Family Gun Museum, Blacksmith shop, and Gunsmith Shop – Incredible interpretive walking trails at historic, recently-excavated Fort Ruby – Beautiful and scenic tour of Lamoille Canyon with professional photographer Susan Elliott and Naturalist Larry Hyslop…

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