The 51st Annual Frontier Days will be August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2019 at the historic Courthouse Park in Lovelock Nevada. Celebrating 100 years of Pershing County will be this year’s theme.
On March 18, 1919, Pershing County was separated from Humboldt County which leads to our celebrating 100 years as a county. And as they say, the rest is history.
The Moura Ranch has been recognized as a 100 year ranch so Tom and Darlene along with their families will be the Grand Marshals for this year’s parade.
The Parade starts at 10 am from the Community Center, east on 6th Street, then north on Cornell, left on 12th Street, right on Central, left on Taylor then south on Elmhurst.
After the parade, the Costume Contest will feature dress from the days of the old West until 1919.
Many traditional activities and free entertainment will accompany some new features.
Back by popular demand, Fun Events Nevada will offer challenges for kids and adults of all ages. A new attraction will be the train ride around the park. LFD offers a special on wristbands for 2 hours of rides for $20 during the weekend. Must have parental signature to ride.
There will be free live entertainment throughout the weekend, starting on Friday with Lovelock’s DC Red at 5 pm, Comstock Sweethearts at 6 pm and Sierra Sweethearts at 8 pm. On Saturday, Arizona Jones will play at 5 pm and Silverwing at 8 p.m.
Free daily activities include a variety of kids’ and family games and free craft table.
The cribbage tournament is three days in memory of Peggy Rose, who is truly missed.
A variety of vendors are an important part of any festival. Local non-profits have free booths for the weekend. DARE will have the breakfast each morning and the 4-H BBQ will be Saturday night. There will be a variety of food, clothing and other vendors.
Get Dog Show is Friday at 7 pm with more information from the sponsor Pampered Pooch.
The Bloodmobile will be in front of the Library Saturday from 11 am – 3:30 pm. Be a HERO and donate.
Horseshoe Tournament is at Candy Beaches (aka Lazy K) on Saturday.
The Arm Wrestling hopes to be on Saturday if they can get a professional judge. Kids can also compete.
“Lovelock Has Talent” a popular feature each year is sponsored by Check Traders. Participants must pre-enter by Friday to compete on Saturday. Needed are name/s, phone, age, talent category (singing, instrument, magic, hula hoop, dance, etc), if music is needed, the name of song with performer.
Sunday’s Tractor Pull is Oklahoma style with categories for men, women and children.
The noon Quarter Dive on Saturday sponsored by Eagles and Family Swim 4 – 6 pm on Sunday sponsored by Frontier Community Coalition are two free swim activities.
Bike races sponsored by the Lovelock Fire Department will be Sunday and riders must bring their own bike and wear helmets.
Cowboy Church will be Sunday 9 am with Pastors Verna Vetter and Daniel Shaughnessy. All are welcome.
Alpha & Omega Fellowship (Daniel and Jon) will provide music for the weekend.
Call 775-442-1336 for more information.
Be sure to bring your own chair and stay the weekend.