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Shoshone-Paiute entry in Fair Parade, September 1999
Shoshone-Paiute entry in Fair Parade, Elko, NV, September 4, 1999. Photo: Meg Glaser

Elko County Fair

This week-long fair is the largest local event in northeastern Nevada. It features rodeo contests in penning, roping, and horsemanship, and 4-H competitions in all kinds of livestock, farm produce, and domestic arts. Dances, a carnival, parade, and horse racing offer entertainment, and a pancake breakfast and food vendors provide refreshments.

Originally submitted by: Harry Reid, Senator Richard H. Bryan, Senator Shelley Berkeley, Representative (1st District) & Jim Gibbons, Representative (2nd District).

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