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Snake Valley Festival

Snake Valley Festival

     Every year since 2009, the residents of Snake Valley have hosted a Snake Valley Festival.

Snake Valley Festival


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Astronomy Festival

  The third annual Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival will take place June 14-16, 2012. Join park rangers and experience out of this world family fun, excitement, and learn about day and nighttime astronomy.

Astronomy Festival

View Article - Millard County Chronicle Progress - Jan. 26, 2006

View Article - Salt Lake Tribune - Jan. 21, 2006

Sheepherder's Reunion

     The open valleys and mountains of eastern Nevada have been home to roaming bands of sheep and their herders for more than 100 years. During the long cold winters, these herders were often the few customers who kept The Border Inn in business. To show her appreciation, owner Denys Koyle threw a "Sheepherder's Party" in January 2003. Herders young and old came from many states to trade stories and enjoy dinner and singing. Now an annual event, the party has become an important reunion and a tribute to the heritage and traditions of life in Snake Valley.

ďItís a thank you for the business is how it started. Now itís taken on a life of its own.Ē Koyle says.


Snake Valley Days

     Each year the residents of Snake Valley welcome neighbors, former residents and new friends to the Snake Valley Days Celebration. Held on the Saturday of Labor Day, the Baker Volunteer Fire Department sponsors a picnic and a dance. Though it may seem that few people live in this area, the gathering at the celebration often numbers more than 200 guests.
     Visitors are welcome.











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