county seat of Elko County, Nevada
city; City on the Humboldt; Nevada county or its seat; Pony
Express stop in Nevada
2 times a year
great after spending three days in Elko's warm embrace
Cowboy Poetry Gathering
is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population
was 20,732 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Elko
January, Elko is the host to the National Cowboy Poetry
Gathering. This festival is a week-long celebration of life in
the rural West, featuring the contemporary and traditional arts
that arise from lives lived close to the land. Poetry, music,
stories, gear, film, photography, food – all contribute to
the texture of an event that has become an annual ritual for
thousands of people who value the people and cultures that live
and work in the American West.
is the home to the Western Folklife Center, which is regional
nonprofit organization that works to expand our understanding of
the everyday traditions of people who live and work in the
American West. The Western Folklife Center is located Downtown in
the old Pioneer hotel.
July, Elko is host to the National Basque Festival. The Basque
people are a rich culture that has roots deep in the Elko
community. The "Basco Fiasco" as it is humorously
referred to, is a celebration on traditional Basque culture and
its ties to the Elko community. The festival includes strong man
competitions, a running from the bulls, traditional food and
wine, and Basque Dancing.
is home to a number of casinos, including Stockmen's, the
Commercial, the High Desert Casino, the Red Lion, and the Gold
Country Motor Inn. The Commercial Casino is notable for having a
stuffed ten foot tall polar bear on display. For many years the
Red Lion brought gamblers to Elko from many parts of the country
through flights on Casino Express. The flights to Elko ended in
February of 2006.
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