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2023 Calendar of Events

(Check back for newly added events. Last updated 12/4/2023)
(Regular events not yet scheduled or confirmed for have a "?")

December 9 ?
Fort Bidwell Lighted Tractor Christmas Parade
Rescheduled due to power failure, call Paula

(Prizes for best decorated).
5:00 pm, Parade Starts
Call Paula, 707-331-3554 for information.
Sponsor: Fort Bidwell Hotel and Restaurant
2024 Next year
January 1
Snowfest Parade
Fort Bidwell 12 noon
Anita Williams,, 279-2067
February 17 ?
Mid-Winter BBQ
5-6:30 pm, Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville
Surprise Valley Service Club, 559-859-4843 For Details
February 24 ?
Chili Bean or Frybread Cook Off
Free tasting & voting, bowl $5, Fort Bidwell, time TBA
For contest information contact Anita:, 279-2067
Fundraiser for the Mt Bidwell Celebration
MarchNew icon Annual Squirrel Roundup
The Annual Squirrel Hunt Banquet is no longer sponsored by the Chamber, No word yet if another group will sponsor the banquet.
Hunters may make private arrangements with ranchers to hunt as before.
Hunting Rules (pdf)
March 17
Saint Patrick's Day Dinner
Corn Beef Dinner & Dessert Auction
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Fort Bidwell Civic Club
Call 530-640-0643 for details
May 17
Surprise Valley Chamber High School Scholarship Applications Due See 2023 Scholarship Application (pdf)
May 26
Fort Bidwell Volunteer Fire Department
Memorial Day BBQ

Serving 12 pm to 4 pm, Fort Bidwell Civic Club Park
Steak or chicken dinner.
June 6 ?
Surprise Valley 8th Grade Graduation
June 7 ?
Surprise Valley High School Graduation
July 4
Lake City 4th of July Parade
June 10-14 ?
Modoc Junior Show
Friday 16, Modoc Junior Show Sale

July 13 or 20?
Fly-In Breakfast
7 am - 9 am, Cedarville Airport
Surprise Valley Service Club
July 27 ?
Rose Garden Art Show
Country Hearth Rose Garden, Cedarville
Contact Anita Williams,, 279-2067
July 27 ?
Eagleville Volunteer Fire Department Deep Pit BBQ
6:30 pm - 9 pm, dancing until 12 am
August 22
Basque BBQ at Modoc District Fair
5:30 pm, Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville
August 22 -
August 25
(Th Fr Sa Su)
Modoc District Fair
Modoc District Fair Grounds, Cedarville
August 25 -
Sept. 2 ?
Burning Man
Black Rock City,
September 1 Surprise Valley Chamber Adult Scholarship Applications Due
2023 Application and information (pdf)
September 28 
Valley Wide Yard Sale
Applications due Monday, September 16
Application available in September 2024
September 21 ? Saturday Pig, Jig & Swig
5 pm - 7:30 pm, FFA Event
June 7
July 5
August 2
Septem 6
October 4

First Fridays 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm First Fridays Event Poster
Local Arts and Crafts, Cottage Foods,
Music, Food, Kids Activities
Cedarville, Main Street (Poster)
Vendor Application Form and Information 2023 (pdf)
October 5-6?
Mt Bidwell Celebration
Events, Parade 10 am, Fort Bidwell Reservation
Anita Williams,, 279-2067
October 6?
Autumn Days
5 pm to 10 pm, Fort Bidwell Town Hall
Food, Music, Pioneer Exhibits
October 29
Fort Bidwell Haunted House, 4th Annual
6 pm to 9 pm, Fort Bidwell Town Hall
Free, Fun for ages. Free candy.
(7 and up suggested for some areas of event)
November 2 ?
Education Foundation Dinner
5:30 pm, Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville
November 30
Christmas Craft Fair
10 am to 3 pm, Santa 12 - 1 pm
Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville
Sellers Information for 2023
Sellers Information and Sign-up Flyer for 2024 available in October 2024
December 6
Christmas Tree Lighting Event
5:20 pm, Cedarville Senior Center
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