Please bring your own seating, but leave your dogs at home.
Admission for all events is paid when you arrive. There are no advance ticket sales, with the exception of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West on August 26 (see event listing below for more info).
17: Speaker, Jim Clark, “Trains in the Westerns,” 10:00am; free for everyone
21: Chautauqua, Steve Hale as “Snowshoe Thompson,” 6:30pm; $5 adults, free for members and 16 and younger
22: Concert, Mo’z Motley Blues, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger
24-25: Storytelling Weekend, featuring Willy Claflin
28: Young Chautauquans, 6:30pm; free for everyone
29: Concert, The Sextones, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger
8: Author, Todd Borg, “Tahoe’s Owen McKenna Mystery Series,” 10:00am; free for everyone
12: Chautauqua, Doug Watson as “Will Rogers,” 6:30pm; $5 adults, free for members and 16 and younger
20: Concert, Aurelia Chamber Players, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger
22: Western Heritage Celebration; free for everyone
26: Chautauqua, Doug Mishler as “Theodore Roosevelt” 6:30pm; $5 adults, free for members and 16 and younger
29: Speaker, Patricia Cafferata, “By Gas, Rope, Bullet or Poison,” 10:00am; free for everyone
3: Concert, Ten Dollar Pony, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger
6: Author, Bonnie Nishikawa, “Nevada State Orphans/Children’s Home,” 10:00am; free for everyone
9: Chautauqua, Chris Bayer as Major William Ormsby and “Lucky” Bill Thorington, 6:30pm; $5 adults, free for members and 16 and younger
12: Author, David Antonucci, “Fairest Picture: Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe,” 10:00am; free for everyone
17: Concert, Ciana, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger
19: Author, Melba J. Ray-Leal, “Women and the Pony Express,” 10:00am; free for everyone
23: Chautauqua, Michael Fischer as “Governor John Sparks,” 6:30pm; $5 adults, free for members and 16 and younger
26: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West; 11:00am-3:30pm (1 hour intermission for $10 Dutch oven lunch option); $15 adults, free for 16 and younger.
Advance ticket purchase for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West is recommended. Tickets are available beginning August 12 at Battle Born Wine in Gardnerville and 88 Cups and More Coffee Shop in Minden, during their regular business hours. Cash or check only. For other ticket purchase options, write to the park at firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the contact form on this website).
Members of the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch can purchase Buffalo Bill’s Wild West adult tickets for $10, but must contact the park directly to receive the discounted price and order by August 23 (limitations apply).
The show features Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, the Pony Express, The Mayfield Gang and the 1st Nevada Cavalry. The Douglas High School Marching Band and western singer-songwriter Krista Jenkins return for a second year to draw the audience back in time to the frontier of the American West. Newly added this year is the Comstock Civil War Reenactors who will bring with them their 12-pound Mountain Howitzer cannon and the Nevada Civil War Volunteers will demonstrate a Civil War Review. Doc Carver will join the pageantry and demonstrate some trick shooting. Hank Monk, the famous stage driver, will spin some yarns. The Wild Ass Women will add comedy, and the infamous card sharp, Lottie Deno, will share some secrets to her success.
Northern Sierra Dutch Oven Group will offer a special lunch, cooked on-site, for $10. Refreshments including water, soda and snacks will be available for purchase from the Douglas High School Marching Band Booster Committee. Beer and wine will be available from the Friends of Dangberg. The gate will open at 10:00 am and the show begins at 11:00 am, continuing through 3:30, with an hour-long intermission. An extra canopy will be added this year to provide more shaded seating. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event.
31: Concert, Todd Morgan and the Emblems, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger
September 28-October 1
Historic Clothing Exhibit; Noon-4:00 each day; $5 adults, free for members and 16 and younger
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