Friday, September 2, 2016

We're Getting “Stoked” for Austin's Annual Prospectors Dream Wine Walk on September 10th!

We're getting excited to once again host our annual "Prospectors Dream Wine Walk" on September 10th. This is truly a unique experience where wine lovers can enjoy both a sip of wine and a taste of the town. The walk begins at 2:00 PM at the Austin Museum and continues to several locations along the historic Main Street. A hay wagon will pick everyone up at 5:00 pm to take them to Stokes Castle for a sunset dinner. Following dinner, there’ll be a toast with special souvenir wine glasses, then the ride back to town. Advance tickets are $25, and day of the event tickets are $30. It’s time to take a taste of Austin! Sponsored by The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit AustinNevada.com, or call the chamber at 775-964-2200.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Soar into the Annual Austin Fly-In this Weekend!

The Austin Fly-In, sponsored by the Austin Lions Club is this weekend, and will feature pilots from over five states. The event features 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, August 20th, at the Austin Airport and continues most all day. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome! To view a video of this event, visit the Austin YouTube Channel. For more information, visit AustinNevada.com call The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at 775-964-2200

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Save the Date: Kingston Days, August 6th


The town of Kingston comes alive during “Kingston Days!” Kingston is located in southern Lander County, at the eastern foot of the Toiyabe Range, about 20 miles from Austin. It may be your answer if you’re looking to savor some great scenery, history, and a very special annual event. Kingston Canyon is an excellent gateway to the Toiyabe Crest Trail and Arc Dome Wilderness located in the Toiyabe Mountains. Kingston is home to just over one-hundred residents, and they invite you to join them in this annual celebration of “Everything Kingston!” For more information, call The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at 775-964-2200 or visit austinnevada.com

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pristine Views of the Toiyabe Mountain Range

Now is the perfect time of year for a trip down Highway 50 to experience the awesome winter beauty of Nevada. Travelers are treated to breathtaking scenery as they approach the Shoshone Mountain Range, heading east towards Austin and the middle of the silver state. Ascending Ione Summit, a mountain pass across the Shoshone Range, the Reese River Valley and snow-covered Toiyabe Range come into view. This panorama is truly epic!

From Ione Summit the highway drops into the expansive Reese River Valley. This section of Highway 50 is really special. The Shoshone Mountains rise steeply at the western edge of the valley, the Toiyabe Mountains tower across the eastern edge, and the Reese River runs through the middle of the valley.


Of course you’ll want to spend some time in historic Austin, grab a bite to eat, and maybe spend a night or two. Views from nearby Stokes Castle are excellent, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has an ample supply of maps and brochures for everything to see and do around Austin. For more information, visit austinnevada.com.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Wintertime in Austin: The 20th Annual Live Nativity and Christmas Celebration is Just Around the Corner!

Austin is blanketed in snow and our quaint little town is once again big on holiday cheer and Christmas spirit! On December 15th at 6:00 pm, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Austin are 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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving— Let It Snow!

Happy Thanksgiving from Austin Nevada! The snow season has arrived and the town and surrounding mountains are looking beautiful.  Warmest thoughts and best wishes to everyone during the holiday.

Make sure to check our website for upcoming holiday event information: austinnevada.com

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

U.S. 50 in Nevada, ‘The Loneliest Road,’ Has its Share of Interesting People, Places


A recent story in The Columbus Dispatch of Ohio, highlights all the places to see along Highway 50. The writer describes all the friendly people he met along his autumn journey, including the residents of Austin. It's only fitting that the story ends at Austin’s Owl Club!

To read the full story, visit: 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Austin Nevada in the News!


Check out Austin, Nevada, on "Nevada Backroads!" Once again, our town in the middle of Nevada has made the news. There are so many interesting and historic Austin stories—come out and visit us for a taste of the True West!

CLICK HERE to view the video.

For more information about Austin, visit our website at AustinNevada.com.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Take a Taste of Austin at "Prospectors Dream Wine Walk"

Yes, everyone has a lot of fun at this event! Plan a trip to Austin on September 12th for their 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 the town. The walk begins at 2:00 PM at the Austin Museum and continues on to several locations along the historic Main Street. A hay wagon will pick everyone up at 5:00 to take them to Stokes Castle for a sunset dinner. Following dinner, there'll be a toast with special souvenir wine glasses, then the ride back to town. It's time to take a taste of Austin!

More information about the Prospectors Dream Wine Walk,
visit AustinNevada.com 

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.