Genoa Candy Dance
By: Lauren Lindley
Every year on the last weekend of September, the town of Genoa hosts their annual Candy Dance Faire which offers over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to this small town in Nevada during the two-day event. It’s absolutely massive with tents stretching from one end of Genoa to the other.
The Annual Genoa Candy Dance and Faire was originally planned as a dinner and dance in the fall of 1919 by the women of the town to raise money for street lights. There was a dance and midnight dinner at the Raycraft Hall, which is now known as the Genoa Town Hall. The women of the town made candies and cakes to pass around to the guests. The first Candy Dance was so successful they decided to make it an annual event.
Today, families mill about shopping, playing, eating and crafting. It’s a family friendly event with tons of activities to keep the kids entertained.
The 2021 Candy Dance will be held September 25 and 26, 2021. Come join in on the fun!