See some of the fun things
happening in Millard.
Millard County’s Snow Goose Festival is the second largest wildlife festival in the State of Utah. It is held annually in February at the Gunnison Bend Reservoir. Delta is on the path for the Lesser Snow Geese, who are in flight from Imperial Valley, California, to the Anderson River in northern Canada. They begin their flight in early February and arrive in the Delta area about mid-month. They feed in the nearby fields and then return daily to Gunnison Bend Reservoir.
Longest Running ATV/UTV Event in America
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 ProtectSnakeValley.org.
The Delta Car Show is held the third weekend in September with antique vehicles, classics, muscle cars and street rods displayed in the Delta City Park. Open to all make, models and years of vehicles. Music, trophies, prizes, and some surprises. Spectators are encouraged to attend the free event, reminisce and become acquainted with vehicle owners. Come out and see some of the best vehicles around.
Contact David Frandsen 435-857-2545 or 801-372-1862, firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Rosenquist 801-641-9938.
The Fillmore Car Show is put on by the Old Capital Cruisers car club. It is held every year on the last weekend of June. The show kicks off with a cruise on Friday night, followed by the car show held at the Territorial Statehouse State Park on Saturday. Registration is 8-10 am on Saturday. Things get heated up with the Old Capital Cruisers annual burn-out competition. There are also raffle prizes (main prize is usually a new rifle), live DJ, trophies, food, vendors and car bash!
The show is open to everyone and all kinds of cars, bikes and trucks! So come and join us for a fun time with some beautiful machines.
Contact: Dan Rowley at 435-743-5295.
Fourth of July festivities begin in Delta and Fillmore with early morning breakfasts, followed by Main Street parades that highlight a rural lifestyle. After the parades, patriotic programs are held in the park, complete with speeches, songs and talent shows.
Games, entertainment, free swimming and other activities fill the afternoon in both communities. Fireworks at the Fillmore Fairgrounds are scheduled for dusk.
In Delta, the Demolition Derby starts at the County Fairgrounds at 6:00 p.m., with fireworks following. Derby tickets are general admission and reserved. They are the same price: $10.00 per ticket. General admission are on sale at the RJ Law Center beginning June 13th from 10 to 3 and reserved and general adminmission will be available June 26th – July 4th. See 2017 Demolition Derby Rules. Here are the bone stock rules and here’s the Derby entry form.
Visitors enjoy the old-fashioned fun in both communities, and many guests return year after year to recapture the feeling of belonging that is missing in urban areas.
Hinckley and Scipio residents celebrate Pioneer Day in a big way with a parade, community meals and rodeos. Visitors are invited to participate in the festivities; family, friends, and visitors arrive in the two communities from all directions to be part of the fun. It is also a popular time for traditional family reunions and other celebrations.
The fair is held at the Millard County Fairgrounds, 187 South Manzanita Ave., in Delta, Utah. For more information contact Betty Jo Western, Chairperson, at (435) 979-3966.
Fine art, mountain man demonstrations, and live entertainment are just a few of the attractions at the Old Capitol Arts Festival. The fun-filled event takes place the weekend following Labor Day at the Territorial Statehouse Park in Fillmore.
A full agenda of activities fill the two-day festival. The park is overflowing with artists’ booths featuring original artwork and crafts. A quick draw auction is a popular event, with the sale of artwork created on the spot. Demonstrations of early pioneer skills keep attendees captivated. Civil War reenactments and antique car and horse-drawn wagon rides add to the fun.
Exciting entertainment takes place each afternoon. Continuous activities for children, and a variety of food concessions ensure no one will want to miss any of the fun.
For more information:
Territorial Statehouse Museum (email@example.com), (435) 743-5316
The Snake Valley Days BBQ and Dance take place every year on the Saturday before Labor Day – This year it will be on September 1st. The BBQ begins at 4:00 PM at the Baker Ranches Cookhouse in Baker, Nevada and food is served for as long as people continue to arrive, usually a couple of hours. The cost of the BBQ is $12.00 for 16 and older; ages 6-15 can eat for $.00; the cost for seniors is $6.00; children 5 and under are free. All proceeds from the BBQ support the volunteer fire department. Later that evening, a dance is held at the Border Inn on Highway 6 & 50. Live music begins at 8:00 p.m. Part of the proceeds from the dance are donated to the volunteer fire department to support in whatever way the funds are needed. For more information, people are welcome to call Janille Baker at 775-234-7119.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time in the charming farming community of Oak City during their annual celebration held the third weekend in August. The two-day event begins with an evening parade, followed by a patriotic program and an ice cream social in the Town Park.
A 5K race will kick off Saturday’s activities, which include games, concession booths, and lots of opportunity to visit with local residents. You won’t want to miss one of the best meals in Millard County taking place between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A live trout catch for kids begins that afternoon at 4:00 p.m., with softball games and a dance under the stars filling out a fun event for the entire family.
Come and see! There is plenty to do and space to do it in!