Tonopah Area Events
Tonopah Area Events
For a small town, there sure is a lot of action here! We're right around the corner from Tonopah Speedway for starters. That's why Tonopah Station is your Reno Race hotel, your Butler Days Hotel, and your Jim Marsh Classic hotel.
Our quaint mining town has something for everyone. In Tonopah, we have a variety of annual events, plus attractions that can be enjoyed anytime.
Jim Butler Days
Held every Memorial Day weekend, Jim Butler Days honor the man who was credited with the original silver claim that launched a mining boom in Tonopah. The weekend features talent shows, beauty pageants, scavenger hunts, live music, a parade, and more! Jim Butler Days are one of the most anticipated annual events in Tonopah.
Goldfield Days are always held at the end of the summer. They commemorate the history of the town created by the gold boom in Nevada. The celebration features children’s games from a bygone era, gunfights, a parade, live music, and great food. A portion of proceeds go towards restoration efforts in Goldfield.
Tonopah Farmers Market
The Tonopah Farmers Market runs from July to the end of September. It is a tradition that celebrates the culture of Nevada. Farm fresh local and organic produce, baked goods, hand crafted products, and locally created skin and beauty care products are a staple at the Tonopah Farmers Market. Parking and entrance are always free.
Rated the #1 stargazing destination in America by USA Today, Tonopah holds the distinction of having one of the world’s darkest, most beautiful skies. The brightest lights around are found away from the big city lights, and they’re right in Tonopah. More than 7,000 stars, including the Milky Way, are visible on a clear, moonless night. Experience the views of a lifetime in Tonopah.
Many of the buildings on Main Street claim to be haunted. Hunting spirits is commonplace in Tonopah. “Ghost Hunters”, “Ghost Adventures”, and “Haunted Highway” are some of the shows that have traveled to Tonopah in search of experiencing the supernatural. The Tonopah Nevada Haunted Cemetery is believed to have ghosts and ghouls, and attracts many tourists who are ready for a frightful evening. Experience the mystery of the unknown as you embark on a haunted adventure.
Jim Marsh Classic
The Jim Marsh Classic takes place at the Tonopah Speedway. The winners receive a monetary award. The event is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Awards that are given include the Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, and All Star Performance State. In addition to race cars, the excitement continues with West Coast Super Stocks, dwarf cards, bombers, and mini stocks.