This page is still under construction. Most events for this year have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will be creating a calendar with interesting links for visitors to explore when this terrible pandemic is over. God bless you all, and please, respect social distancing and wear a mask 😷 when out and about. 

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 2020

For more information: https://www.surprisevalleychamber.com/events.htm

  • Fort Bidwell

May 24 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 3 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 25  Annual Rose Garden Art Show
Country Hearth Rose Garden

July 12 Fly-In Breakfast
Cedarville Airport
Surprise Valley Service Club
559-859-4843 For Details

  • Eagleville

July 25 Annual Eagleville Volunteer Fire Department Deep Pit BBQ

 

  • Surprise Valley Wide Events:

September 26  Valley Wide Yard Sale, Saturday 
Entry Form for 2019   (Poster) (Map)

 

  • TriCorner Region, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon
  1. August 30, 2020/ Burning Man, Gerlack, Nv  (canceled because of Covid19)  For details:  https://burningman.org
  2. Surprise Valley / Barrel Springs Back Country Byway 

    The Barrel Springs Back Country Byway is a driving loop of about 93 miles that loops from Cedarville north to Fort Bidwell, east into Nevada, south through western Nevada, and then back to Cedarville. For details see: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/surprise/valley.html (details) http://www.sangres.com/nevada/scenicbyways/barrel-springs-byway.htm (map)