Lander County 2015 Events


The ’75 Pacer is THE Most Awesome Car….EVER
All autos are welcome every August, even Wayne and Garth’s mirth mobile, at one of the finest and fun-est high desert auto extravaganzas, the Battle Mountain Burners Car Show. The all-around party at Elquist Park in Battle Mountain features some of the region’s top hot rods; from classy coups and pony cars, to rat rods and classic motorcycles. The Burners’ activities include a beer garden, food vendors and a drive-in movie after the show Saturday night…bring your lawn chairs. Throw in kids games all day, like Hot Wheels races, potato sack races, hula hoop contest, coloring contest, and free swimming, plus raffle prizes , and DJ music all day. Party On! The 2015 Car Show details are here Can’t wait ’till August? The Lincoln Highway Car Show roars into Austin the second week of April.

Rest your feet, sit a spell and get some culture.
The town of Battle Mountain began as a railroad station in 1869 and quickly became a hospitable stop for transcontinental railroad and highway travelers, morphing into a mining and ranching center. The Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum celebrates this resilient town, preserving regional history with artifact displays, educational presentations and traveling cultural exhibits. A one-room historical library and center for many events — like the local wine walks — makes the old cookhouse from the 25 Ranch a nice place to mosey into, right off Interstate 80 at the corner of Burns Street and Broyles Ranch Road. Find out more here

Battle Mountain Events
There are plenty of special Nevada events all year long at Battle Mountain. A virtual sportsman’s paradise, many of these Nevada events like the annual Chukar Tournament, celebrate everything the land has to offer. The Chukar Tournament is one of our most popular Nevada events and features a dinner, souvenir hat and a ticket for an ATV drawing and other great prizes. The hunt takes place from sunrise to sunset.

For those who love Nevada events with speed, the Battle Mountain Raceway and the Battle Mountain Motocross have Races throughout the spring and into the fall.

The World Human Powered Speed Challenge is another one of our fun events. This competition pits man and technology against the forces of air resistance and friction. The result is shockingly fast speeds in one of the most challenging Nevada events. Cultural celebrations include the Basque Club Winter Festival and the summer Cinco de Mayo Festival, honoring Battle Mountain’s rich heritage.

Annual Events

  • World Human Powered Speed Challenge
  • Chukar Tournament Northern Nevada is one of the last true frontiers for upland bird hunters and this tournament is a great way to show case it. CLICK HERE for information about our 2015 Chukar Tournament

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