Monday, June 16, 2014

Snake Valley Festival

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Snake Valley celebrates Sixth Annual Water Festival June 20-22 in Baker, Nevada.

Friends and supporters of Snake Valley will gather in Baker, Nevada during the weekend of June 20-22 for the sixth 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 a Great Basin beer tasting at the Border Inn 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." Stick around after the beer tasting for the Pageant and Talent Show to help crown Mr. and Ms. Snake Valley and dance until midnight with Pistol Rock.

With their unique blend of rock, blues, and folk music, Trotta and Ronstadt with James Dalton are headlining the Festival with concerts at Centennial Arts Center in Ely, Nevada Friday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon at the Border Inn in Baker at 2 pm. Michael Ronstadt, cellist, and David Trotta, an accomplished solo artist and multi-faceted instrumentalist, incorporate a multi-cultural blend of music and storytelling. In addition, James Dalton, also a storyteller and multi-talented musician, brings the trio full circle. These talented musicians will also lead music and storytelling workshops for all ages throughout the weekend.

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, cowboy poetry and music, kids’ games, and a massive water fight

The day will culminate with a BBQ and live auction at the Border Inn featuring local art, unique jewelry, vintage cast iron cookware and heritage jams, jellies and preserves made with fruits and vegetables grown in Snake Valley. 

The fun continues Sunday morning with the Snake Valley Slither a 5 or 10K run/walk. Participants are encouraged to don their best costumes to slither through the course.

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.

For more information and a list of events, go to or call 775/234-7357.

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