Candy Dance

The annual Genoa Candy Dance is happening this weekend.

With nearly 350 different vendors offering arts, crafts, food and activities, there will be something for all ages at the annual arts and crafts fair that draws more than 30,000 people to the tiny town, according to Genoa Town Manager Sheryl Gonzales.

“We have an unbelievable variety of food,” Gonzales said of the three-dozen food booths. “We have 12 activity booths with bungee jumps, a bounce house, face painting, balloon animal art and a ride for toddlers, among others.”

Foothill Road, Genoa Lane and Jacks Valley Road are all closed to traffic near the town boundaries 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The most parking is available off Genoa Lane and Foothill Road. Genoa Cemetery along Jacks Valley Road has a much smaller parking lot and it fills up early in the morning. All parking spaces are $5. The parking lots are managed by non-profits.

Shuttles will be available from the Carson Valley Inn and Douglas High School for $2 per person. They start at 8:30 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. Gonzales asked that people be patient with the shuttles, since they are subject to the same traffic constraints as individual vehicles.

Candy Dance is far less busy on Sunday, and Gonzales suggested that might be a better experience for someone who has never been before.

Visit Reno-Tahoe has a PhotoSynth of the Candy Dance, where you can “walk through” pictures of the event.

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