Carson City Rendezvous... June 11, 12 and 13, 2010

This year's theme - Salute to the Pony Express - 150 Years

Click the picture to visit the Nevada Pony Express web site

Support our Sponsors
Special thanks to the supporters who donated to F.I.S.H.

The Carson City Rendezvous is pleased to present the Brookfield Choraliers, singing "I'm Glad To Call Nevada Home" by Barbara Meyer, directed by Tim Nolte. They will perform at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday morning and again on the Main Stage Saturday afternoon. Click on their picture below to visit the Brookfield School web site.

The 2010 Rendezvous is proud to announce that a Naturalization Ceremony will be included in the Opening Ceremony on Saturday morning, June 12. Naturalization ceremonies are celebrations during which individuals born outside of the U.S., who have met all requirements for United States citizenship, are awarded Certificates of Naturalization. The new citizens at this ceremony are from Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Turkey, Honduras, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Australia, India, Guatemala, Argentina, Vietnam, and Finland. Trisha Zinda will sing the National Anthem, the Brookfield Choraliers will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and the candidates will be congratulated by President Abraham Lincoln, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Scout "Kit" Carson. The candidates then take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States and leave the ceremony with all the rights and responsibilities of every other U.S. citizen. TV personality John Tyson will speak about the diverse heritage of the west. These ceremonies have been held at The State Capitol, Western Nevada College, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, UNR, and many other locations. Rendezvous welcomes these new Americans!


HBO is planning on filming this ceremony and the Rendezvous, so come on down to appear on TV yourself!

The public is welcome at each encampment:

Mountain Man Encampment Eagle Valley Muzzleloaders share life in the early 1800's, including contests of skill, music of the era, and trade goods. View schedule in PDF
Civil War Encampment Nevada Civil War Volunteers and the Comstock Civil War Reenactors provide re-enactment of the earliest period of Nevada statehood, both Union and Southern camps. Great battles in the Big Field including cannon and infantry charges. View schedule
Pony Express Nevada Pony Express Association does re-rides of the most famous cross-country mail route from the 1860's. See horseback mochila exchanges in the Big Field. Also, see the Pony Express riders on the Main Stage. View schedule in PDF
Gunfighter Town & Stage continuous live action shows by teams of gunfighters representing the end of the 19th century. Our very own Nevada Gunfighters of Carson City, NV will host a great Gunfight Competition sanctioned by the Reenactment Guild of America. Watch this space for the teams coming in from throughout the West. Goods of the era, too. View schedule
Native American Village traditional dances and drumming, beadwork demonstration and instruction, arts and crafts. Participate with the Great Basin's traditional Eagle Wings Pageant Dancers. View schedule in PDF
Dutch Oven Cook-off mouth watering food, cooked pioneer style. Learn how. The Dutch Oven Cook-off on Sunday will be graced by two celebrity judges: Diane Mayfield and Omar Alvarez, the 2008 IDOS (International Dutch Oven Society) World Champions, crowned at the IDOS World Championship Dutch Oven Competition event in Salt Lake City, Utah in March. View schedule in PDF
Main Stage a full weekend of country and western music, dance, and comedy. Great Saturday line-up and FREE concerts. Gunfighter ladies will put on (or off) a Old West Fashion Show featuring clothes from several encampments. View schedule in PDF
Mountain Man Stage traditional banjo, fiddle, and accordion music, so tap your feet and dance along.
Stagecoach Rides  get your ticket and climb aboard TNT Stagelines' coach for a true west experience. View schedule in PDF
Kid's Stick Horse Rodeo Games in the Big Field. View schedule in PDF
Train Rides  a big ride on a small train with the Carson & Mills Park RR. Great for all ages. Get your ticket at the station in the SE corner of the Pavilion. 
Arts & Crafts astonishing variety. Something for every budget.
Food Court feast on a variety of foods, including Indian Tacos, barbeque, kettle korn, and more...

Admission to the Rendezvous is ALWAYS FREE and there is lots of free parking available in and around Mills Park, including at the Carson High School parking lot across Saliman Road.

Click this picture for an overview of the Rendezvous
(Note: Turn on your sound)
Click this pic for a presentation
on the 2008 Dutch Oven Cookoff
sponsored by Smith's


Location: Mills Park, on Highway 50 East between Roop St. and Saliman Rd., Carson City, Nevada
Hours: Friday: Noon - 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Location Map:
Encampment Map:



General Information

Since 1984, people from all over the west have experienced this one-of-a-kind living history festival with re-enactments, demonstrations, and participation. All of the groups that are a part of the Carson City Rendezvous take great pride in the accuracy and authenticity of their presentations.

The Carson City Rendezvous is and always has been a leader in historical tourism events, drawing approximately 30,000 people who patronize local businesses and use services and entertainment in our area. The Rendezvous has been nominated
one of the top one hundred events in the United States by the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

Our event program, the Passport to the Past, is available FREE to all Rendezvous attendees.

As you travel around the Rendezvous, get your Passport stamped at marked locations. If you get all the stamps, you can get a FREE gift at our Mercantile Store in the Food Court.  These gifts include
sponsor promotional items. Pens, hats, t-shirts, mugs or anything with your name on it can be part of this year’s “Passport” gift program. The “Passport” encourages traffic and is also a keepsake memento because of the colorful stamps and the page dedicated to autographs of the stars at Saturday’s special performance. Your message is viewed not just at the event, but goes home with each attendee.


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