Thursday, June 25, 2015

Have a Blast in Austin on the 4th of July!

The Austin 4th of July celebration this year will include a parade, street events, and other special activities. At 10:00 am the parade begins at the Austin Museum and continues to the Bert T. Gandolfo Park. At 12:00 noon the Lions Club will be BBQing, and free hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. From 12:00 pm to 4 pm there will be a DJ and karaoke at the park presented by Mountain Sounds DJ. Old fashioned games including a sack race and egg toss will be held throughout the afternoon.

Everyone, and all ages, are welcome! More information at AustinNevada.com or call The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at 775-964-2200.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Website for the Nevada Bed & Breakfast Guild

The Nevada Bed & Breakfast Guild has launched a new website, nevadabandb.com, that showcases the wide range of inns and lodges throughout rural and urban Nevada. The site highlights the thirteen member inns with a short history, description of the rooms, menus, local amenities, photos and links to the members' web sites. 

"The mission of the Nevada Bed & Breakfast Guild is to develop and encourage high-quality and uniquely-personalized standards of hospitality across Nevada," said Dee Helming, President of the Nevada Bed & Breakfast Guild. "Nevada's B&Bs allow visitors to acquaint themselves with the Silver State through more personal travel experiences that create lasting memories. The new website is a place to start building that experience."

Make sure to check out this site and make plans to come out and visit Austin, Nevada!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard at the Austin Museum

Co-curated by Jim McCormick and Fred Reid, "A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard" features twenty-six works by Sheppard that reveal his abiding fascination with horses. Viewers can expect to be challenged by Sheppard’s variations on the theme of horse and rider. The artist reached back to earlier times in Nevada when it was the least urban of all the states. Today the exhibit will resonate with those who venture beyond urban limits and encounter still existent ranches, cowboys and wild horses on Nevada’s range land. Make sure to visit Austin and view this very special artshow (through July 3rd) at the Austin Museum, 180 Main Street. More information at austinnevada.com or call 775-964-2200.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Annual Easter Egg Coloring and Hunt in Austin!

The Austin Annual Easter egg hunt will be held once again, and is scheduled of Sunday, April 5, at 1:00 PM at the Austin Park. We will be dying eggs Saturday at the Fire House at 1:00 pm for anyone  that wants to come help! Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you at both events. For additional information, call the Chamber at (775) 964-2200.

For other upcoming Nevada events, please visit AustinNevada.com.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Don’t Miss the Lincoln Highway Car Show in Austin, April 11th

Once again the Main Street of Austin will be filled with both street shaking muscle cars and vintage automobiles! The show is hosted by the Alvisto Roadsters and is open to all vehicles including hot rods, customs, classics, and race cars. For more information, visit AustinNevada.com.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Watch Austin Nevada Videos On Our Newly Updated Youtube Channel!

Would you like to watch videos showing everything to see and do in Austin, Nevada? Check out Austin's newly updated Youtube channel. Our feature video has received over 8,000 views! We also have videos on the following Austin playlists: 2014 Landsailing World Championship, Austin History, Visiting Austin, Flying Austin, Road Biking and Mountain Biking Austin, and OHVing and Dirt Biking Austin. We'll be uploading additional footage throughout 2015, so please check back often, and please SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL!

More information can be found at AustinNevada.com and be sure to "like" us at facebook.com/Austin-Nevada

Monday, December 15, 2014

Austin Hosts Their 20th Live Nativity and Christmas Celebration

On December 16th at 6:00 pm, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Austin are once again hosting their annual Christmas celebration. This is always a festive evening and a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Following the Live Nativity, hot chocolate and cookies will be served at the Austin Fire House to warm everyone up and get in the mood for the Turkey raffle. Tickets for the raffle are available at local businesses in Austin, and are free for every $5.00 of merchandise bought (you MUST BE present to win.) We're also sponsoring a canned food drive for those who need extra help during the Holidays, so please bring your canned goods or non-perishable items to the Fire House before the Nativity. For more information, please call 775-964-2200 or visit austinnevada.com.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Video and Photography from the 14th Landsailing World Championship that took place near Austin, Nevada!

Check out these videos and photos of the FISLY-NALSA 14th Landsailing World Championship—world class landsailing only minutes from Austin!

NALSA (credit and permission to use in articles). This is a great video!  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XdEozroc5Y&feature=youtu.be

Walter Carels’ Worlds photo collection. Credit and permission to use, if Carels Photography watermark is retained on photos, granted by: Carels Photography, Belgium. Hi-res photo versions available on request. http://www.pbase.com/waltercarels/wc14

Here's a CNN.com article introducing the August Mainsail TV show and showing launch images of its three segments. After reading the article, view the segments from bottom to top in this order:
1. Sailing in the desert,
|2. How to master land sailing
3. The physics of land sailing.
Video and story credit & copyrights: CNN.com.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/sport/surreal-boats-on-wheels-race/index.html?iref=allsearch

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Annual Austin Fly-In is this Weekend!

The Austin Fly-In, sponsored by the Austin Lions Club, will feature pilots from over five states. The event will feature a BBQ dinner served around noon, followed by flour bomb drops, touch downs, and other airplane games. This is always a great event and it kicks off  at 10:am, Saturday, September 27th, at the Austin Airport and lasts most all day. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome! More information about Austin events can be found at austinnevada.com

St. Augustine’s Architectural Salvage Sale & Dedication Celebration

This Saturday, September 27th, Austin is celebrating the ten year, million dollar restoration of the former St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and its new life as a cultural arts center for Nevada. It’s beautiful, functional, and ready for another 148 years of serving as a gathering place in central Nevada. The church features the only known, intact Henry Kilgen pipe organ in the world! Check out more Austin events at austinnevada.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

Don't Miss Austin's "Prospectors Dream Wine Walk" on September 13th!

Yes, we have a lot of fun at this event! Plan a trip to Austin on September 13th for our annual Prospectors Dream Wine Walk. This is truly a unique experience where wine lovers can enjoy both a sip of wine and a taste of our town. The walk begins at 2:00 PM at the Austin Museum and continues on to several locations along our historic Main Street. A hay wagon will pick everyone up at 5:00 and take them to Stokes Castle for a sunset dinner. Following dinner, we’ll make a toast with special
souvenir wine glasses, then ride back to town. It’s time to take a taste of Austin!

More information about Austin at AustinNevada.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

2014 Landsailing World Championship

It's been a great week out on the playa! The 2014 Landsailing World Championship is still going on near Austin, Nevada. The competition lasts until tomorrow, so you have one more day to get out and catch the action.

More info at:
http://austinnevada.com/plenty-to-see-and-do/landsailing-world-championship/
and
CLICK HERE to check out the Reno Gazette Journal article.