About Us

Sierra Valley Grange is the home of the longest running Cowboy Poetry event in California. It started in 1986 and is second only to Elko, NV. Over the years we have had the best poets and singers from the around the country perform in our beautiful hall built in 1934.

We hold events throughout the year.  Check our FaceBook page for recent and upcoming events

Our History & Mission


The Sierra Valley Grange #466 was organized in Vinton in 1931.   Grange is an agricultural focused fraternal organization. Many community weddings, funerals, 4-H meetings, dinners and dances are held in its Hall. The Vinton Cowboy Poetry Show was first held here in 1986 and has been held here annual ever since.

The Grange is a fraternal organization that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political wellbeing of their community and local agriculture.

Sierra Valley Grange #466 was chartered in 1931, meeting in various buildings around the Vinton area. The members started a building fund, selling shares to its members and holding a series of dances and other activities until their savings were enough to start construction of a Grange owned hall in October 1934.

By 1935 Sierra Valley Grange had grown to become the largest Grange in the State of California with a membership of 275 members.

Through its non-partisan legal process the Grange has exerted its political influence toward the development of the water, electrical and road systems of our rural portion of California.

The Home Economics Committee was our area’s primary provider of educational programs during the 30’s and 40’s, helping locals learn the skills needed to be self-sufficient during the depression and war years. Their influence continued through the 1970’s. This tradition is carried on still by dedicated members who teach classes and organize community events.

Today the Grange is an active supporter of Agriculture, Art and Education in our Valley.  Check out our events and follow us on FaceBook to stay informed.

Become a Member

We want to hear from you!  Talk to a Granger at any event, or call us.  We welcome new members.


  

What is Grange?

The Grange is a perfect example of a grassroots organization. The backbone of the Grange is the local “subordinate” or community Granges located across the country. These Granges offer a wide range of locally-oriented programs and activities for children, youth and adults. Each holds regular meetings where issues of community concern are discussed. They sponsor social events and community service projects.

On the county or regional level these local Granges band together into units known as Pomona Granges, primarily for discussion of concerns affecting a larger territory. On the statewide level, Granges cooperate by supporting a State Grange organization that conducts lobbying and other activities on behalf of all members in the state.

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Download our Event description and ticket purchase form. Print, complete and return by mail.

CowboyPoetryMailer march 2020 (pdf)

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Sierra Valley Grange

Check out this great video shot by the Loyalton High Film Class in 2015! 

Contact Us

Sierra Valley Grange #466

92202 HWY 70, Vinton, California 96135, United States

PO Box 15, Vinton, CA 96135 (707) 330-3601