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:
CLICK HERE to check out the Reno Gazette Journal article.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7th annual Lincoln Highway Car Show This Weekend!

This weekend is the 7th annual Lincoln Highway Car Show. There will be live music this year, featuring Terry and the T-Birds, and we are doing the dedication for the new "Loneliest Highway Visitors Center". 
Saturday April 12th
            9:00 am: Cars start lining up on Main Street
            11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Live Music featuring Terry and the T-Birds
            12 noon: Tri-tip dinner
            1:00 pm: Visitor Center dedication
            2:30: Poker Run
            10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Car Show downtown

For more information, please call 775-964-2200 or visit

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Austin, Nevada, July 12th–19th: Our world-class visitors will be blown away!

Austin is celebrating Nevada’s 150 year anniversary with an exciting international event that includes more than 250 participants from over eighteen countries. The 2014 Landsailing World Championship will be held at nearby Smith Creek Playa, and these landsailers, powered solely by wind, are here to set some records. It’s a perfect time to visit Austin—don’t let this great summer event sail by. 

More information about the 2014 Landsailing World Championship can be found at the North American Land Sailing Association website, or

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ring in the Holidays at Our 19th Annual Live Nativity

On December 17th 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

Friday, September 6, 2013

Take a taste at “Prospectors Dream Wine Walk”

Plan a trip to Austin on September 14th 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! Tickets are available at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce office for $25.00 and includes the wine walk and dinner. For sunset dinner only, the cost is $10.00. For more information, please call 775-964-2200 or visit

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Pony Express Rides Again!

When you travel to Austin on Highway 50, don’t be surprised to see a black, silhouetted figure of a galloping Pony Express rider. These metallic sculptures are strategically placed along the old Pony Express Trail, and are a great tribute to these brave riders. 

The one in this photograph can be seen near Austin, and celebrates the colorful and rich history of the town and its location along the Pony Express Trail. For more photos of Austin, visit our Flickr photo page at

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lincoln Highway Commemorative Coffee Mugs Are Here!

Long before the Internet, the Lincoln Highway began connecting us 100 years ago when it became America’s first paved coast-tocoast road for the automobile paralleling many parts of the Pony Express route. Nevada’s section of Lincoln Highway is Highway 50 running east to west through the heart of the State known as America’s Loneliest Road in Nevada’s Pony Express Territory. 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary oLincoln Highway, the communities along Nevada’s historic Highway 50, including Austin, are rewarding travelers with complimentary commemorative coffee mugs during the month of June. You can pick up your Austin mug at the Austin Courthouse/Austin Chamber, on 122 Main Street. We’re open on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More information about Austin events at

Monday, January 28, 2013

Celebrate the Lincoln Highway 100 Year Anniversary in Austin

It’s the 100 year anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, and the state of Nevada offers a wide choice of historically rich places to visit, including the town of Austin! Highway 50, once known as the Lincoln Highway and the old Pony Express Trail, stretches across the middle of the state, connecting many friendly rural towns and communities. 
The highway is more than just a westward route. It provides travelers a healthy dose of American heritage that only the Lincoln Highway can offer. 
Come on out to Austin and celebrate the Lincoln Highway anniversary with us. Keep up to date on all Austin Nevada events at

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Week 7 of Austin's 150th Anniversary

We’re now on number 21 of "150 things to do throughout the year in Austin, Nevada." If you haven’t had a chance to experience some of the things to see and do in and around Austin, plan a trip soon. Austin Nevada is rich in history—to learn more, visit And of course, keep updated as the list continues to grow throughout 2012, Austin Nevada’s 150 year anniversary. Check it out at

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Austin's 150th Anniversary — We're Off and Running!

Here are the first items that begin our list of "150 things to do throughout the year in Austin." Most of the things on this list of activities can be done throughout the year. Of course there'll be a few special dates, like our annual events and winter activities. Have fun in Austin, Nevada!

1. Take Highway 722 over Carroll’s Summit to Austin. SR722 is part of the original Lincoln Highway.

2. Visit the Austin Courthouse and look for ghosts!

3. Drive up over the giant “A” just above Austin, and get a bird’s eye view of the town. Make sure to bring your camera!

4. Attend the Coyote derby this weekend. For more information call 775-224-95145.

5. Do a bar crawl and visit all 5 bars!

6. Go to Spencer Hot Springs and relax in the hot pools.

For more information, visit

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Celebrate Austin Nevada's 150 Year Anniversary

Austin is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year (1862-2012.) To celebrate this special event, we're compiling a list of 150 things to do "in and around Austin," all within a 60-mile radius. Check back often,as we'll be posting three things to see and do, each week, for the entire year. We'll also post updates on Blogger, FaceBook, and We'll feature driving tours, fishing spots, hunting locations, ATV trails, walking tours, local hangouts and favorites places, and anything that can be seen or done in Austin. We're looking forward to everyone helping us celebrate Austin's 150th anniversary!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Town of Austin is Getting in the Holiday Spirit

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Austin are eagerly planning their 16th Annual Live Nativity. This is always a great evening for everyone to get in the spirit of Christmas. Following the Nativity, hot chocolate and cookies will be served at the Austin Fire House, to help warm everyone up and get them in the mood for the Turkey Raffle. We’re also sponsoring a canned food drive for those who need extra help during the Holidays. Bring your canned goods or non-perishable items to the Fire House before the Nativity.

The Chamber is once again sponsoring the annual lighting contest for homes and businesses in Austin and residences in Gillman Springs and Kingston. We‘ll be judging the lights somewhere between December 12 through14. This gives everyone plenty of time to light up Austin! The winners will be announced in the Battle Mountain Bugle, and plaques will be awarded.

For more Information, visit