2019 Dangberg Summer Festival

Festival Sponsors

Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation

Douglas County

Horse Tales

with additional support from

Nevada Arts Council

If your business or organization would like to join in sponsoring the 2019 Festival, please call Kim at 775-783-9417, or use the contact form elsewhere on this website.

Please bring your own seating for all events. No dogs at events; legitimate service animals only. All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted, and all are free for youth 16 and younger. Members receive special ticketing discounts not shown here. See our “Donate” page for information about joining the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch.


11-12: Scatter’s Attic (A Rummage Sale benefiting the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch)
18-19: “Something in the Wind” Kite Weekend


1: Speaker, Wendell Huffman, Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City, “Railroading in Carson Valley: the V&T’s Minden Line and the Transcontinental Railroad in Nevada,” 10:00am

5: Chautauqua, Friends of the Nevada State Museum, “A Night with Notorious Nevadans – Abe Curry, Senator William Stewart, Governor Roswell Colcord and John Millain,” 6:30pm, $5

6: Concert, Lacy J. Dalton playing County Western, 6:30pm, $15

13: Concert, The Old West Trio playing Classic Western, 6:30pm, $15

15: Special Event: The Dangberg Home Ranch Neighbor Faire, 11:00am

26: Young Chautauquans of the Douglas County Historical Society, 6:30pm


10: Chautauqua, Kim Harris as “Lizzie A. Borden,” 6:30pm, $5

13: Author, Mark McLaughlin (topic to be announced) 10:00am

20: Special Event: A Western Jamboree at the Dangberg Home Ranch featuring Mike Beck, The Sierra Sweethearts, Tony Argento and more.  Admission tba.

25: Concert, Todd Morgan and the Emblems playing rock and roll, jazz and rockabilly, 6:30 pm; $15

27: Author, Susan Ballew, “Early Carson City,” 10:00am

31: Chautauqua, Doug Mishler as “Duane L. Bliss,” 6:30pm


1: Concert, The Millennium Bugs playing classic jazz, 6:30pm, $15

4: Speaker, Glen Whorton of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, “The Great State Embezzlement,” 10:00am

10: Speaker, Bob Nylen of the Nevada State Museum Carson City, ”The History of Baseball in Nevada,” 10:00am

14: Chautauqua, Anita Watson as “Mary McNair Matthews,” 6:30pm

17   Author, Brooke Santina, “Dishrags to Dirt Bags,” 10:00am

23-24     Minden Founders Main Street Event: An antique car show and fundraiser in downtown Minden, benefiting the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch.

     Car Show Registration Form for Entries

     Car Show Event Details and Schedule (printable/viewable pdf)

28: Chautauqua, “Sisters of the Sage – Cindy Southerland as ‘Annie H. Martin’, Kim Harris as ‘Lillian V. Finnegan’ and DebiLynn Smith as ‘Anna  N. Harris’,” 6:30pm, $5


14: Special Event: TBA

22: Chautauqua, Jay Topping as “Hiram D. Scott: Pioneer of early Alpine County and Scotts Valley, California,” 10:00am

28: Speakers, “Remembering Carson Valley in the 1950s and 1960s with Douglas High’s Class of ‘62,” 10:00am


3-6: Historic Clothing Exhibit, times TBA


14-15     Home Ranch for the Holidays

A celebration of the season that includes a vintage toy exhibit, music and more.