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Genoa Candy Dance
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
100th Anniversary! Attendees of the Genoa Candy Dance certainly experience the cliché “kid in a candy store” feeling at this annual festival; the only difference is that the store is the entire town of Genoa! What started as a fundraising event in 1919 to buy new street lights for the town has become an annual festival full of delicious, locally made candy. Today, hundreds of people come to Genoa to satisfy their sweet tooth while listening to live music and shopping from talented artists. The Annual Genoa Candy Dance and Faire were originally planned as a dinner and dance in the fall of 1919 by the women of the town to raise money for street lights. The women made candies and cakes to pass around at the dance which was followed by a midnight dinner at the Raycraft Hall, now known as the Genoa Town Hall. The first Candy Dance was quite a success and the town purchased street lights only to find the cost of electricity and upkeep on the lights needed additional revenues, which motivated the townspeople to continue holding the Candy Dance as an annual fundraiser.
Where: Historic Downtown Genoa, NV