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Family Fun at Mills Park in Carson City

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The 2016 Nevada State Fair takes place from June 9 through June 12. It will be in Mills Park in Carson City, Nevada's state capital.

Attractions and Fun at the Nevada State Fair

The Nevada State Fair will have all the fun things to do fair goers have come to expect. Go to the website and click on the links to get more information.

  • Midway of fun and carnival rides
  • Big variety of contests
  • Main Stage entertainment
  • Car Show
  • Wild West Wine Run steam train ride on the V&T Railroad
  • Rendezvous - Wild West theme
  • Agriculture and livestock
  • County Exhibit Pavilion featuring each of Nevada's 17 counties

The 2016 Nevada State Fair Grand Opening will be at the Mills Park Main State at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016. In attendance will be Governor Sandoval, lots of other local officials and politicians, the Nevada National Guard Joint Forces Color Guard, and singing of the National Anthem by Paige Adkins.

Location of the Nevada State Fair

The 2016 Nevada State Fair will be at Mills Park in Carson City. Mills Park is at 1111 E. William Street, which is also U.S. 50. It's about 32 miles from Reno and freeway almost all the way. The easiest way to get there from Reno is to take I580 / U.S. 395 south to Exit 39 in Carson City. Turn right (west) onto E. William Street / U.S. 50 and go about a mile. Mills Park will be on the left.

No Tickets Required for the Nevada State Fair

There are no entry fees to the Nevada State Fair and parking is free at Carson High School. However, tickets are required for the midway carnival rides, games, and food. The fairgrounds and midway will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of the fair.

Nevada State Fair
Midway and carnival rides at the Nevada State Fair. Photo © Stan White

What happened to the original Nevada State Fair?

The original Nevada State Fair was first held in 1874 and was Nevada's longest running event (136 years) until it's last year in 2010. In March of 2011, the fair's board of directors decided the show could not go on, citing a large debt and inability to raise funds necessary to continue.

In August of 2013, a new non-profit organization was formed to revive the tradition. The 2016 Nevada State Fair is the group's first attempt at bringing this event back to the Silver State.

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