P.O. Box 896 Lovelock, NV 89419 Ph: 775.857.9361 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today's Frontier Days weekend tradition originated in 1968 as part of Lovelock's centennial birthday party celebration. The original event was organized by two Lovelock natives, the Ruddle sisters, Elaine Pommerening and Pat Rowe. Elaine and Pat coordinated the events and entertainment for the celebration. They published a Frontier Days book which included some of Lovelock's more interesting historical information and old family photos that depicted life in Lovelock from years past.
The first Frontier Days celebration was a huge success!
The celebration was so popular with the local community that it became an annual mid-summer event. Frontier Days weekend was usually held on the first weekend in August. Now, the event is the last weekend in July and there are activities and booths for 3 days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is still held in Lovelock's Courthouse Park - a beautiful, shady park surrounding the historic round courthouse - one of only two round courthouses that are still in use in our country today.
Family Fun Night on Friday night officially starts the celebration. A parade on Saturday morning and booths filled with toys, jewelry, food, handcrafted and other items fill the Courthouse Park to delight the visitor. Spectators enjoy musical performances, games and contests of strength and skill that are featured throughout the weekend. Some years there are cook-offs, art shows and rodeos that all contribute to the festive atmosphere.
We would like to invite you to join us for our next Frontier Days weekend. We offer you the chance to participate in some of our popular contests - like the Oklahoma Tractor Pull, where teams compete by donning harnesses and towing antique tractors. Or, join in a rousing game of cribbage during the annual Frontier Days cribbage tournament. You may wish to try your hand at arm wrestling, or test your endurance in the weight carrying competition. You may even be able to shake things up a bit in the champagne cork popping contest!
There are activities for the kids, too! Bike races, water balloon tossing, the egg carry, a scavenger hunt, Family Fun Night and other activities. There is always a wide range of food that can satisfy the hungriest appetite. From local Mexican fare to Indian Tacos and our annual 4-H Barbecue Beef dinner. Cold beer, iced soda pop, snow cones and pizza are offered, too.
Come and enjoy a relaxing weekend filled with good company, good music, good food and good fun - we look forward to seeing you there!