Friends and supporters of Snake Valley will gather in Baker Nevada during Labor Day Weekend for the 10th 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.
“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.”
An ice cream social at Baker Hall will kick off events Friday night.
Saturday includes of a host of activities promising something for everyone. The day will begin with breakfast at Kerouac’s Café in downtown Baker.
The town parade, with a water theme, will start at 10 am and complete its circuit twice, lest any spectators blink and miss it. The day will continue with a community yard sale, food and craft booths, a book sale, a silent auction, bake sale, live music, kids’ games, and a massive water fight.
The day will culminate with a beer tasting party at the Whispering Elms. All of the brews featured at the beer tasting are brewed with water from the Great Basin. Alongside the beer tasting, enjoy a silent auction (from 7-9 pm) with “premier” items.
Sunday morning, join us for the Snake Valley Slither, a trail 5K/10K run or walk. Then treat yourself to a breakfast buffet at the Border Inn. The day will end with a BBQ dinner and dance; both also at the Border Inn.
Monday, the festivities officially end with the local Farmer’s Market from 9 – noon.
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.
For more information on the Southern Nevada Water Authority pipeline project, please visit www.greatbasinwater.net.