Friends and supporters of Snake Valley will gather in Baker, Nevada during the weekend of June 17-19 for the eighth annual Snake Valley Festival to celebrate and raise funds in support of community preservation.  All are invited to join in.  All proceeds from the festival events will benefit the Great Basin Water Network ( to help protect the water and environment in eastern Nevada and the west desert of Utah.

An ice cream social in front of Baker Hall and Great Basin beer tasting along with a silent auction at the Whispering Elms will kick off events Friday night.  All of the brews featured at the beer tasting are brewed with water from the Great Basin.  “The Festival helps Great Basin Water Network to keep water in Snake Valley,” said Abby Johnson of the Great Basin Water Network. “It’s a fun way to raise awareness and money at the same time.”

Saturday includes of a host of activities promising something for everyone.  The day will begin with a community breakfast to help everyone fuel up for the small town parade which will complete its circuit twice, lest any spectators blink and miss it.  The day will continue with food and craft booths, a yard and book sale, a silent auction, a homemade pie sale, live music, kids’ games, and a massive water fight.  At 4:00 pm dress in your Hawaiian attire and attend the Luau at the Whispering Elms. The day will culminate with a BBQ followed by a pageant and talent show at the Border Inn. The fun continues Sunday morning with the Snake Valley Slither a 5 or 10K run/walk.  Slither participants will be incentivized with refreshing drinks.

“The Snake Valley Festival has something for everyone. Come out and experience a parade that welcomes anyone to become part of it, join the water fight at the playground, browse the silent auction, and enjoy some of the great food. Peer through the solar telescope to observe the sun or join the evening astronomy program at Great Basin National Park. Join the fun!” urged Gretchen Baker, festival organizer.

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