2001 Major Fallon Area Special Events
For information on any of Fallon’s special events, call the Fallon Tourism office at 800-874-0903 or 775-423-4556. E-mail us for information at [email protected] or write to Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority, 100 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406.
CHURCHILL ARTS COUNCIL–Year long calendar of great artists and entertainers, 2001–(775) 423-1440. Contact: Valerie Serpa. Site: Various locations including the Fallon Convention Center.
TOP GUN RACEWAY DRAG RACING SEASON–March through November, 2001–(775) 423-0223. Site: Top Gun Raceway Contact: Bart Hiatt (775) 423-6085.
NHRA, pro, amateur, circuit, drag racing at the Top Gun Raceway in Fallon. Races throughout the season feature funny cars, pro modifieds, jet cars, nostalgia hot rods, and top fuel dragsters.
LAHONTAN AUTO RACING ASSOC. RACING SEASON–May to October, 2001–(775) 423-7483 Site: Rattlesnake Speedway Contact: Rich Baum
Oval dirt track racing.
SPRING WINGS FESTIVAL–May 11-13, 2001. (775) 423-5128. Contact: Janet Schmidt Site: Fallon Convention Center, Lahontan Valley Wetlands, Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, Anaho Island, and other locations. A celebration of birding in and around Fallon, the Lahontan Valley Wetlands, and Stillwater Refuge. The area lies on the Pacific Flyway and is home to hundreds of species of birds. Workshops, field trips, tours, guest speakers.
FALLON AIR SHOW – June 2-3, 2001 Featuring the Thunderbirds–(775) 423-4556. Site: NAS Fallon Address: 100 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406. Contact: Rick Gray Phone: (775) 423-4556; Fax: (775) 423-8926 A military air show featuring the world’s greatest precision jet teams. Admission is FREE! Great food, drinks and souvenirs, static displays and performances by all branches of the armed forces.
SILVER STATE INTERNATIONAL RODEO–June 29 – July 1, 2001–(775)423-4674. Site: Churchill County Fairgrounds. Contact: Marcia deBraga. An international youth rodeo featuring participants from across the country and Canada competing in all the stock and barrel events of a pro rodeo. Food, drinks and dances.
ALL INDIAN STAMPEDE & PIONEER DAYS–July 13-15, 2001 (775) 423-4556. Site: Churchill County Fairgrounds. Contact: Lana Hicks (775)887-1481 or Michelle Brazzanovich, (775) 423-6309. An all Indian rodeo and Pow Wow featuring the pageantry, regalia and dancing of tribes from across the country. Food, drinks, souvenirs, dancing, Indian hand games, crafts, and more. Native American culture.
HEARTS O’ GOLD CANTALOUPE FESTIVAL–Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 3, 2001– (775) 423-2544. Site: Churchill County Fairgrounds. Contact: Michelle Adair Features concerts, farmer’s market, cantaloupe foods and games, continuous entertainment, carnival, petting zoo, and fair exhibits.
WINGS OVER THE VALLEY–September 28-30, 2001– (775)423-4556. Contact: Rick Gray Site: Fallon Convention Center. A Hunter’s/Outdoor festival including a Wildlife Carving Show, Gun Dog demonstrations, Duck and Goose calling contests, Wetland and Hunting Area Tours, Seminars and Workshops, Hunter’s Sweepstakes, Spaghetti Feed, Vendors and more.
DESERT OASIS MUSIC FESTIVAL–September 28-30, 2001–(775)423-7733 Contact: Jim Moore. Site: Churchill County Fairgrounds. Music Festival with arts and crafts, camping, workshops, food and drinks.
DESERT CHALLENGE–September 29-30, 2001–(775)851-1219 Contact: Clayton Ross Site: Fallon to Lovelock Off road Race. Off road point-to-point motorcycle race through the desert from Fallon to Lovelock.