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Surprise Valley

You don’t have to be a history buff to have a good time in Surprise Valley. It’s has been a vacation destination for rock-hounds, hot spring enthusiasts and back-country explorers. It’s great place to go birding or you can go fishing in the nearby lakes. There’s horseback riding, hiking and it’s easy bike riding throughout the Valley. At the end of every summer, Burning Man holds its big event. The ”Burners” pass through here on their way south into Nevada’s Black Rock Desert which is about an hour’s drive. In October, Fort Bidwell has a big parade honoring the Native American Elders that were forced to go to the government boarding schools when they were children. It’s put on by the local Paiutes at the Gidutikid Reservation with an entire weekend full of activities. There are also a couple Old Car Shows that drive to Fort Bidwell and the town puts on a big BBQ to celebrate.

For 2022

For more information:

  • Fort Bidwell

May / Annual Fort Bidwell Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Day BBQ
Civic Club Park, Fort Bidwell
Serving 12 pm to 4 pm, Sunday
Rib-eye or chicken dinner

Autumn Days ( date to be decided )
3:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fort Bidwell Town Hall
Food, Music, Pioneer Exhibits

  • Northern Paiutes Gidutikid Band / Reservation 

October / Honoring the Native American Boarding School Elders, Parade and an entire weekend full of activities. For information connect Anita Williams 530-279-2067

  • Cedarville

July / Annual Rose Garden Art Show
Country Hearth Rose Garden

July / Fly-In Breakfast
Cedarville Airport
Surprise Valley Service Club
559-859-4843 For Details

  • Eagleville

July / Annual Eagleville Volunteer Fire Department Deep Pit BBQ


  • Surprise Valley Wide Events:

End of September – Valley Wide Yard Sale, Last Saturday 
Entry Form   (Poster) (Map)


  • TriCorner Region, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon