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