Happy 150th Birthday Nevada - Pony Express Territory to Showcase Top Celebration Events Along America’s Loneliest Road

Celebrating Nevada's 150th year of statehood on Hwy 50 with events featuring world championship landsailing, authentic trains, rare birds, West Coast largest corn maze, cowboy guns and farm fresh foods; head out and explore America's Loneliest Road in Nevada's Pony Express Territory: http://ponyexpressnevada.com/.

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Austin Nevada's Dryland Sailing World Championship Event

'Battle Born Nevada Proud is our state mantra and our Hwy 50 events reflect the pioneering spirit of Nevada’s 150th anniversary,' stated Rick Gray, President, Pony Express Territory.

Pony Express Territory, Nevada (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

It’s only appropriate that one of the most historic and scenic rural routes in our country is also the nerve center of big events to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. Those traveling in the old west of Pony Express Territory will join the Nevada 150 celebration because the connecting towns are offering a series of memorable cultural events along Hwy 50 known as ‘America’s Loneliest Road’.

“Battle Born Nevada Proud is our state mantra and our Hwy 50 events reflect the pioneering spirit of Nevada’s 150th anniversary,” stated Rick Gray, President, Pony Express Territory. From the town of Fallon with its outdoor excursions to the classic historic mining town of Austin located in the center of the state to Ely’s Railway which touts the 2013 Nevada Magazine award for ‘Best Place to Take the Kids in Rural Nevada’, the following events have been recognized by the Nevada 150 Committee. For event details, visit http://www.Nevada150.org, the official site of Nevada Commission on Tourism.

JANUARY
18    Fireworks Train, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

FEBRUARY
7-16        Winter Steam Spectacular, World-Class Photography opportunity, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
14-15    The Fallon Bull Sale & Cowdog Trial: open to the public and for cowboys, consignors, buyers     

APRIL
25 & 26    Spring Wings Bird Festival for all ages, Fallon

MAY
11        Mother’s Day Train, All Moms Ride Free! Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
31         Restoration Rails Steam Train Experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

JUNE
14        Steptoe Valley Flyer Classic Railroad experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
16-22     Nevada 150 Signature Event: Fallon Nevada150 Festival celebrates Nevada’s 150th birthday with outdoor concert, hometown heroes parade
13-15    Octane Fest Motosports Week, Fallon: Check out the Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6XmwKMoZkk&feature=youtu.be
14         Father’s Day Train, All Dads Ride Free! Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
15 & 29    Steptoe Valley Flyer Classic Railroad experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
21         Restoration Rails Steam Train Experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
22        Restoration Rails Tour & Train, History Channel’s American Restoration, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

JULY
4         Fireworks Express Train, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
14-19      FISLY-NALSA 14th World Landsailing Championship, Austin
19         Steptoe Valley Flyer Classic Railroad experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
26         Nevada 150 Signature Event: 104 Birthday authentic Locomotive 40, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
26        Restoration Rails Steam Train Experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
27         Restoration Rails Tour & Train, History Channel’s American Restoration, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

AUGUST
1-3         Churchill County Fair and Ranch Hand Rodeo, Fallon
16         Steptoe Valley Flyer Classic Railroad experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
17         Restoration Rails Tour & Train, History Channel’s American Restoration, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
23        Fallon Fights: the Rural Rumble ‘14, Fallon
29-31    Hearts O’Gold Cantaloupe Festival, Fallon
30         Restoration Rails Steam Train Experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

SEPTEMBER
all month    Lattin Farm’s Nevada Maze, Largest on West Coast, Fallon
13        Tractors & Truffles, Farm Fresh Event, Fallon
28        Steptoe Valley Flyer Classic Railroad experience, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

OCTOBER
all month    Lattin Farm’s Nevada Maze, Largest on West Coast, Fallon
3-5        Fastest Gun Alive World Championship Cowboy Fast Draw, Fallon
4,11,18,25,31    Haunted Ghost Trains, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

NOVEMBER    
22,28,29    Polar Express Trains, Award-Winning, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely

DECEMBER
5,6,7,12,13,14    Polar Express Trains, Award-Winning, Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
7-23;26-27    

Year-round action continues across the Territory and for more info and a complete listing of events, visit: Pony Express Territory or call 1-888-359-9449.

Intertwined along Hwy 50 awaiting every traveler are the friendly six towns of Dayton, Fernley, Fallon, Austin, Eureka and Ely. For that one-of-a-kind experience, Be The Engineer at Nevada Northern Railway and pull the throttle of an authentic steam train. Visit the Ely Railway’s new website for more information.

Travelers can often see wild horses and birds of prey across the stark contrasting landscapes of salt flats, tall mountain peaks and rock outcroppings. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration highlights an important part of American history when dozens of brave Pony Express riders delivered the mail from Sacramento to Missouri, keeping America connected. Nevada’s portion of the thoroughfare has since been designated the Pony Express Territory and can now be traveled via Highway 50, also part of Lincoln Hwy celebrating 100 years.

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