The fourth annual Snake Valley Festival will be held in Baker, Nevada on June 15, 16, and 17, 2012. Lots of family friendly events will be held throughout the weekend, such as an ice cream social, parade, yard sale, kids’ games, booths, cowboy poetry, breakfast, barbeque dinner, karaoke, and a trail run/walk. Other events include a wine tasting party, silent and live auctions, and music. The Snake Valley Festival coincides with the Astronomy Festival June 14-16 at Great Basin National Park, and participants will be able to attend programs at both festivals.

The Snake Valley Festival is being held to build funds to protect rural Nevada’s water and way of life. Proceeds will go to the Great Basin Water Network to cover legal expenses, expert witnesses, and studies about the Great Basin area.

Festival organizers are in search of additional booths for the festival, donations for both the live and silent auctions; clean used items in good condition for the yard sale; and books and CDs for the book sale. We are looking for some creative parade entries—our route is short, so there’s time for skits and other entertainment. We also need volunteers for the trail run/walk to help with timing and aid stations, as well as volunteers to help with general set up and clean up of festival activities. This year will also feature a road art contest with a water and astronomy theme.

For more information about the festival, please go to the website