Snake Valley celebrates Eleventh Annual Water Festival June 6 – 9th in Baker, Nevada
Friends and supporters of Snake Valley will gather in Baker, Nevada for the eleventh 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 (www.greatbasinwater.net) 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 Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network. “It’s a fun way to raise awareness and money at the same time.”
An ice cream social and bingo at Baker Hall will kick of events Thursday night at Baker Hall lawn and nearby Baker Community Center.
Friday (from 6-9 pm) the Whispering Elms invites you to a beer tasting party and a silent auction. All of the brews featured at the beer tasting are brewed with water from the Great Basin. Enjoy the silent auction (6-8:30 pm) with “premier” items.
Saturday includes of a host of activities promising something for everyone. The day will begin at 7 am with a pancake 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. Activities 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 (5:30 pm) BBQ at the Border Inn.
Sunday, the festivities of officially end with the local Farmer’s Market (from 9 – noon) located at the Church Pavilion.
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.