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Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Summer Festival

2019 Dangberg Summer Festival, June 6 - September 28, 2019, Music, history and community events highlight the 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival in Minden.

Dangberg Ranch Summer Festival Minden NV 2019

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park (Map)
1450 Highway 88
Minden, NV 89423

Concerts, living history, authors and special events are on the docket for this year's Summer Festival at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden. Engage an eclectic line-up of live music, chautauqua reenactors, literary and historical presenters, and a half-dozen community-wide events on site throughout the summer season.

Please bring your own seating for all events. No dogs at events; legitimate service animals only. All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted, and all are free for youth 16 and younger.

Concerts (adults $15, members $10, 16 and younger free)

August 8: Mo’z Motley Blues, a local favorite, performing blues-infected rock, pop and soul music


August 14: Anita Watson, portraying “Mary McNair Mathews: a widow who lived on the Comstock for 10 years during the 1870s and wrote of her observations.” Supported by funding from Nevada Humanities.

August 28: Sisters of the Sage, portrayed by author and historian Cindy Southerland as “Annie H. Martin: the first woman in charge of the U.S Assay Office at Carson City”; historian Kim Harris as “Lillian V. Finnegan: Suffragist and originator of the Genoa Candy Dance Festival” and historian DebiLynn Smith as “Anna N. Harris: pioneer Nevada business owner”

Speakers and Authors

August 10: Bob Nylen of the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, “The History of Baseball in Nevada”

August 17: Brooke Santina, author of Dishrags to Dirt Bags

September 22: Jay Topping, Chautauqua portrayal, “Hiram D. Scott: Pioneer of early Alpine County and Scotts Valley, California”

September 28: Douglas High School Class of 1962, “Remembering Carson Valley in the 1950s and 1960s”

Special Events

Minden Founders Main Street Event: Show and Shine Car Show, August 23-24. Classic autos and a party in historic downtown Minden—the town the Dangbergs created! A fundraiser for the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. For more information and auto entry forms go to DangbergHomeRanch.org.

Car Show Registration Form for Entries

Car Show Event Details and Schedule

The Dangberg Home Ranch Celtic Faire, September 14. Celebrating the traditions of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh people, with music, dancing, games, food and more. Detailed information and pricing TBA.

For more information on the Dangberg Summer Festival and planning your trip to the Carson Valley, please dial the Carson Valley Visitors Center at (775) 782-8145 or click Visit Carson Valley.

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