Kingston Days August 1-3, 2014

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Kingston Days will be celebrated the weekend of August 1-3, 2014. As always, the heart of the celebrations is the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) Annual Picnic which takes place on Saturday, August 2nd. This is a special year as KVFD will be turning 40 within six months of the event. The wrinkles are showing too!

Kingston Days was created to celebrate Kingston’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. The entire weekend is put together and staffed by members of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), the Kingston Fire Association, and their families. The KVFD Annual Picnic has been held annually for over 30 years. All proceeds will benefit the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department, a non-profit 501(c)4 organization (Federal Tax ID: 94-2370760).

Schedule of Events (some times are approximate)

August 1, 2014

Kingston Open House (Check with local businesses for specials and their hours of operation)

  • Zach’s Lucky Spur Saloon 775-964-2000
  • Kingston Creek Lodge 775-964-1301
  • Miles End B&B 775-964-1046
  • General Store 775-964-2400 (everyday price of $6.99 for six pack cans of Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors and Coors Light)

August 2, 2014 – KVFD Annual Picnic 11AM-8:30PM

Location: Kingston (Lee Baker) Park and Kingston Pond

Meal and Beverage Deals

  • $10 BBQ Lunch: Tri tip beef BBQ, ranch beans, corn on cob, potato salad, dinner (green) salad, assorted cookies, and a non-alcoholic beverage. SERVED NOON to 2:30PM
  • $5 Sandwiches: Tri tip beef sandwich on French hoagie roll with a bag of assorted chips. SERVED 3PM TO 7PM
  • Free for Children 7 years and younger (Hot Dogs will be SUBSTITUTED for tri tip beef)
  • Half-price meals for active military, police, fire, or EMS personnel with photo ID.
  • Sodas/Water $1; Domestic Can Beer, Mike’s Harder Lemonade, or Wine (red or white) $3; Gatorade G2 $3

In the Kid Zone

  • Bounce House and many kids activities/prizes all day
  • Play with your kids or watch them interact with others
  • Supervised beginning at 11AM
  • Cost: FREE

Bingo, Bingo, Bingo

  • Bingo: $5/card (play same card all day for flat fee)
  • Prizes awarded to winner(s) of each game – $100 cash prize for winner(s) of final Blackout game

Awesome Raffles

  • General Raffle: $1/ticket
    • Top prizes include a 45qt Pelican Guide cooler (keeps ice for 6-10 days), gold and silver coins donated by RMGC, and much, much more!
  • Gun Raffles: $1/ticket/gun
    • Gun #1: Springfield XDM 40AE Compact Pistol with XDM hard case and Range Kit.
    • Gun #2: Ruger .270 American Rifle with scope mounts, adjustable Marksman trigger, and navy digital camo stock.
    • Gun #3: Davey Crickett 22 Kid’s Rifle with parental lockout key, stainless barrel, and Mossy Oak “Break UP” camo stock. Also includes CRICKETT Leather Sling and “My First Rifle” soft case.
    • Winner must pay for and pass $25 federal background check (NV CCW holders can avoid fee). If a drawn winner cannot pass the background check, another ticket/winner will be drawn. If a winning ticket has no phone number and the winner is absent, another winner/ticket will be drawn. PLEASE PROVIDE PHONE NUMBER AND NAME ON GUN RAFFLE TICKETS

Rubber Ducky Race

  • Purchase your lucky ducky for $5/race
  • 50% of entry fees awarded to winners (cash)
  • Location: Kingston Creek adjacent to Orchard area

Horseshoe Tournament

  • Location: Kingston Park
  • $10 per entrant (2 person teams), winning team awarded 50% of entry fees
  • Double elimination

Live Auctions

  • Bid on a variety of donated items including metal art, hay, and who knows what. items announced at the event.
  • Reminder: Credit Cards accepted

Watermelon Eating Contest

  • Can you do it?
  • A classic event open to all ages
  • Cost: FREE

Tomahawk Toss (NEW!)

  • Must be 16 years of age or older to participate with photo ID. Liability release form required.
  • Scoring and Rules will be explained at event
  • Cost: $10/Entrant
  • 50% of entry fees will be awarded as prize money to 1st Place winner of event. 2nd Place winner will receive a M-Tech Throwing Tomahawk and nylon sheath.

All Day DJ

  • Battle Mountain DJ Jonn Scovil with be spinning a selection of country and rock favorites. Ask him to play a song just for you.
  • Time: All Day including during fireworks presentation

Mini Farmer’s Market (select vendors)

  • A limited number of vendors will be invited to sell products/services at the picnic. Past vendors have offered produce, baked goods, hand-made jewelry, and custom clothing items. See below to inquire about becoming a vendor.

Kaboom! Fireworks Show

  • Wind Permitting, a fireworks show will commence at 8:30PM from the Kingston Pond.
  • DJ Jonn Scovil will provide background music

August 3, 2014

Volunteer/Sponsor Appreciation BBQ (4PM)

  • Free BBQ for those person who volunteered their time or substantially donated to KVFD this year.
  • Not open to the general public

For question regarding the event, to donate auction/bingo/raffle prizes, or to inquire about being a vendor, please contact Bradley Ward (Assistant Chief) at 775-964-1034. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information about the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department, please visit www.kingstonfire.org

Kingston Days August 2-4, 2013

Kingston Days is a fun-filled weekend of events to celebrate our sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. The entire weekend is being hosted and staffed by members of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), the Kingston Fire Association, and their families. The core event is the KVFD Annual Picnic which has been held annually for over 20 years. All proceeds will benefit the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department, a non-profit 501(c)4 organization (Federal Tax ID: 94-2370760).

Schedule of Events (times are approximate)

August 2, 2013

  • Fireworks and Kingston Open House
    • Fireworks Location: Kingston Pond (to be set off from island)
    • Time: Commencing at 9PM (weather permitting)
    • Cost: No Fee for Fireworks, Free Camping at Kingston Park (excluding Orchard area), food & drink specials at participating businesses.

August 3, 2013

  • Registration for Fast Catch Fishing Derby (10AM-11AM) at Kingston Park
  • Fast Catch Fishing Derby
      • Location: Kingston Pond
      • Derby Time: 11AM-noon (15 minute segments)
      • Cost: $10/Adult: $5/Kid to compete (children 7 years and under free)
      • Gear: Bring your own pole, barbless hooks and bait will be provided.
      • Cash Prizes: Catch a tagged trout within 15 minutes and win $100! Multiple fish will be tagged.
      • Persons 12 years of age and older will require a valid NV fishing license and trout stamp.
  • Kingston Volunteer Fire Department Annual Picnic (11AM-3PM)
    • Location: Orchard area in Kingston (Lee Baker) Park
    • Lunch: Tri tip beef BBQ with sides, desert, and a non-alcoholic beverage.
      • Food served from noon – 2PM, beverages served all day
      • Cost: $10 Adult, Free for Children 7 years and younger, Half-price for active military, police, fire, or EMS personnel with ID.
      • Sodas/Water $1; 16 oz. Draft Beer $2; Can Beer, Mike’s Hard or Wine $3
    • Kids Games
      • Bounce House and many kids activities throughout event (free)
    • Bingo: $5/card (play same card all day for flat fee)
      • Prizes awarded to winner(s) of each game – $100 cash prize for winner of final Blackout game
    • General Raffle: $1/ticket
      • Top prize will be a tablet (e.g. Apple iPad) – lots of other cool prizes too!
    • Gun Raffles: $1/ticket/gun
      • Gun #1: Stag Arms AR-15 rifle with collapsible stock, carry handle, hard case, and 30-round magazine. Valued at over $1,000.
      • Gun #2: Rossi Circuit Judge rifle (45 Long Colt or .410 shotgun), 5-round capacity, blued, chambered for 3″ shell, 18.5″ barrel (this is the rifle version of popular Taurus Judge pistol). Valued at almost $700.
      • Winner must pay for and pass $25 federal background check (CCW holders can avoid fee).
    • Rubber Ducky Race
      • Purchase your ducky for $5/race
      • 50% of entry fees awarded to winners (cash)
      • Location: Kingston Creek adjacent to Orchard area
    • Horseshoe Tournament
      • Location: Kingston Park
      • $10 per entrant, winning team awarded 50% of entry fees
    • Silent and Live Auctions
      • Bid on a variety of donated items including a mountain lion pedestal mount valued at $2,000.
    • Watermelon Eating Contest
    • Wheel-Barrow Relay Race
    • Helicopter Rides
      • Location: Depart from helipad across from Kingston Pond
      • Price: $35/Adult $25/Child (Infants not recommended)
      • Weather permitting, ride will entail a trip around the town of Kingston and surrounding area.
    • Farmer’s Market (select vendors)
      • A limited number of vendors will be invited to sell products/services at the picnic. Confirmed vendors thus far will be offering produce, baked goods, hand-made jewelry, and custom clothing items. See below to inquire about becoming a vendor.
    • And More!
  • Kingston Music Fest (3PM-11PM)
    • Location: Orchard area of Kingston Park
    • Peavine Pickers (3PM-7PM)
    • Whiskey & Wine (7PM-11PM)
    • Beverage service throughout
  • Spaghetti Dinner (5PM-7PM)
    • Includes spaghetti (all-you-can-eat), one Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, desert, and a non-alcoholic beverage.
    • Cost: $12 Adult, Free for Children 7 years and younger, Half-price for active military, police, fire, or EMS personnel with ID.
  • Free Camping at Kingston Park (excluding Orchard area)

August 4, 2013

  • Pancake Breakfast (8AM-10AM)
    • Location: Kingston Firehouse (112 Gold Knob Road)
    • Includes pancakes (all-you-can-eat), eggs, breakfast meat, orange juice and coffee.
    • Cost: $10 Adult, Free for Children 7 years and younger, Half-price for active military, police, fire, or EMS personnel with ID.
  • ATV 4×4 Poker Run (10AM-3PM)
    • Registration at Kingston Firehouse from 8AM-10AM (first card provided)
    • Cost: $40/entry: $250 cash prize awarded to winner
      • T-shirt or hat, bottled water along course, and BBQ dinner (below) included for each paid entrant.
    • Location: Roundtrip course from /to Kingston via Kingston Canyon, Big Creek, Gold Venture, and Birch Creek. A card will be given to entrants at each checkpoint along course (3 total on course).
    • All entrants must check in by 3PM at Zach’s Lucky Spur to receive final card and be eligible to win prize money.
  • Rib & Chili BBQ Dinner (3PM-5PM)
    • Location: Kingston Park (Orchard area)
    • Cost: $15 Adult, free for Children 7 years and younger, $10 for active military, police, fire, or EMS personnel with ID.
    • Baby Back Ribs (4), Chili, Cornbread, Salad, Desert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Children 7 years and younger (free) will receive a hot dog in place of ribs.
    • Sodas/Water $1; Can Beer, Mike’s Hard or Wine $3
  • Free Camping at Kingston Park (excluding Orchard area)
    • Must depart by noon on Monday (August 5, 2013)
    • Pack it in, Pack it out!

For question regarding the event, to donate auction/bingo/raffle prizes, or to inquire about being a vendor, please contact Bradley Ward (Assistant Chief) at 775-964-1034. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information about the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department, please visit www.kingstonfire.org