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.

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 austinnevada.com.

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, nalsa.org or austinnevada.com.

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 austinnevada.com.

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 austinnevada.com

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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinnevada/


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 AustinNevada.com

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 austinnevada.com.