Traditional Annual Events
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Spring Bird Migration
Every year during the early summer months of May and June, tens of thousands of birds stop at the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Pacific Flyway, making the area a bird watching and wildlife viewing haven.
Head out for a week of high-powered motorsports including a Monster Truck Jamboree, dirt track racing at Rattlesnake Raceway, drag racing at Top Gun Raceway, and a Freestyle MX spectacular.
4th of July Parade
Celebrate America’s independence family style with Picnic in the Park, a city-wide picnic, parade, music, games, food, beer garden, and activities for all ages hosted by the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the City of Fallon and Fallon Chamber of Commerce.
DeGolyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash
The DeGolyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash brings the thrill of rodeo without the expensive price tag. Entry to this rodeo is just $5 and features the fan favorite bucking horse and bull riding events, western vendors, food and an evening concert filled with dancing.
Tractors and Truffles
This event celebrates farm-to-table and grain-to-glass! Join us for a day touring ranching, farming, vineyard and distillery facilities followed by a dinner prepared by nationally renowned and local expert chefs with the freshest, local ingredients. After the meal, get out your dancing shoes for an intimate concert at the Western-meets-modern Barkley Theatre.
Cantaloupe Festival and Churchill Country Fair
This Northern Nevada favorite is the longest running agriculture event in Nevada and features the sweet, renowned juicy cantaloupe grown in Fallon. Families from around the region come out to the Churchill County Fairgrounds for food, crafts, mud volleyball, children’s activities, country fair games and more.
World Cowboy Fast Draw Championship
Competitors come to Fallon from around the country to compete in an authentically western single action revolver shootout for the title “Fastest Gun Alive” in the Cowboy Association’s World Cowboy Fast Draw Championship.
This is an athletic event like no other. Fans from around the region come to watch the Rural Rumble and experience a professional boxing match in an unconventional setting, Local, regional and internationally renowned boxers get in the ring just feet away from onlookers who get an up-close view at each fighters’ boxing style. This intimate experience is complete with national television crews, bright lights, specialty concessions and a Big Tent all set under the bright, starry Nevada sky.
No Hill Hundred Century Bicycle Tour
This bike tour, hosted by the Churchill County Cyclist and Churchill Parks and Recreation, is broken down into a 30-mile, a 60-mile, and 100-mile race across the prehistoric Lahontan Lake bottom to accommodate all levels of cyclists. The ride is fully supported and includes several planned stops. Registration includes an event shirt, gift bag, lunch for metric and century riders, and a post-event meal at noon for all riders.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Nothing feels like the holidays more than the City of Fallon Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The magic of the season brings out the entire community to watch a giant tree light up downtown Maine Street amongst carolers, the historic Douglass Open House with cookies and hot chocolate, and the first glimpse of Santa. The City of Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford warmly invites guests inside City Hall, across the street from The Douglass, to meet the department heads and elected officials who serve the community.
New Years Eve Fireworks and Bonfire
Ring in the new year with an impressive display of fireworks inside the Churchill County Fairgrounds and feel every launch and explosion from the grandstands. Follow the show with a bonfire large enough for the whole community to gather around and celebrate.