Carnevale has begun in Weed. This article includes complete schedule of events and live entertainment schedule.

Weed celebrates summer time in Siskiyou County with its 58th annual Carnevale slated for July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at Bel Air Park, featuring carnival rides and games, live music, a parade, the annual People of the Year presentations, a bocce ball tournament and other sports events, food courts, vendor fair, and more.

The weekend kicks off Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m. with the parade in historic downtown Weed. This year's parade theme is "Where memories are made," and begins at 7 p.m. on Weed's Main Street. Leading the parade this year is Grand Marshal Debbie Salvestrin.

The ceremony for People of the Year takes place directly after the parade at Centennial Plaza by City Hall, right off Main Street. This is a joyous occasion to commemorate the citizens and organizations of Weed for all the hard work done in the community throughout the years.

To be honored this year are Citizen of the Year Harold Orcutt, Meritorious Service award winners Andy and Jeremiah Downer, Educator of the Year Heather Moyer, Business of the Year Pack-n-Send and Nonprofit Organization of the Year the New Life Thrift Store. Receiving the Posthumous Service Award is Nacho Escatel.

Thursday, July 19 is the opening day of the Butler Carnival rides and games, the food court and cold beer. The vendor fair will be underway with a wide variety of items including summer fashions, toys and more. Carnival midway rides will be open from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The park opens at noon and bocce games for all ages will be in full swing as well as softball games. Applications are available to participate in both tournaments through the Weed Chamber of Commerce office by calling 938-4624 or download applications at

Thursday night is the 4th annual Weed Arts Council Brewgrass Celebration at the Weed Ale House & Bistro, located right next to the Carnevale. Participants can enjoy music from local musicians as well as local brews from the award winning Porter and IPA and cake to celebrate WAC's Brewgrass anniversary.

Brewgrass begins around 7 p.m. and lasts until the music stops, close to 11 p.m.
WAC is seeking all-star brewgrass musicians as well as old Brewgrass favorites to join this acoustic jam.

Friday, July 8 the music stage at Carnevale, which is run by Pegasus Sound, stays bumping until midnight. The music and entertainment is a wide variety of acoustic blues, to hard rock, to belly dancers, and more.

To get involved with the Top of the State Race which takes place the same weekend call Weed Parks and Recreation at 926-2494.

Saturday, July 9 the Kiwanis Club will be providing a pancake breakfast fundraiser bright and early at Bel Air Park, served from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

This year, the addition of a horseshoe tournament will provide even more excitement to Carnevale. Tournament registration begins at 9 a.m. with the singles tournament set to start at 10 a.m.

At 2 p.m., Mt. Shasta Brewing Company will be providing tours of their facility. To participate, meet in their tasting room.

At 3 p.m., the Weed Museum will be offering tours for those who are interested in learning more about Weed's history. The museum is located on Gilman Avenue, which runs parallel to Weed's Main Street (behind Tri Counties Bank).

Sunday, July 10 there will be a church service provided by the Pastor Jim Howe of Grace Presbyterian Church. Be sure to bring a lawn chair.

A horseshoe tournament for doubles will begin at 10 a.m., with registration starting an hour earlier, at 9 a.m. Vendors and food booths open at 11 a.m.

For a complete schedule of activities visit

Sunday is the finale of the Weed Carnevale and will shut down at 4 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are $17 and available in Weed at the Visitor Center, Tri Counties Bank, PremierWest Bank, US Bank, and at Scott Valley Bank in Weed, Mount Shasta and Yreka.

Each ticket gets you a wristband giving you access to all rides as many times as you or your kids would like for one day.

For more details contact Ericka Evangelist at the Weed Chamber of Commerce, 938-4624 or go online to

2012 Carnevale Schedule

Thursday, July 19
11 a.m. – Junior Bocce Ball Tournament.
Noon – Select food and vendor booths open.
2 p.m. – Carnival rides open.
5 to 7 p.m. – Barbecue.
7 to 10 p.m. – Brewgrass Celebration at Weed Ale House.
10 p.m. – Rides, booths and park close.

Friday, July 20
Noon – Vendor booths open.
3 p.m. – Carnival midway rides open.
6 p.m. – Bocce Ball Tournament.
6 p.m. – Men's Softball Tournament.
Midnight – Rides, booths and park close.

Saturday, July 21
7 to 7:45 a.m. – Top of the State Race registration.
8 a.m. – Top of the State Race begins.
8 a.m. – Softball resumes.
8:30 to 11 a.m. – Kiwanis Club Breakfast.
9 a.m. – Bocce Ball resumes.
9 a.m. – Horseshoe Tournament registration.
Bear Trail Walk – time to be announced.
10 a.m. – Singles Horseshoe Tournament.
11 a.m. – Vendor booths open.
Noon – Carnival rides open.
2 p.m. – Mt. Shasta Brewing Company tours; meet in Tasting Room.
3 p.m. – Weed Museum tour.
Midnight – Rides, booths and park close.

Sunday, July 22
Bear Trail Walk – time to be announced.
8 a.m. – Softball resumes.
8:30 to 11 a.m. – Kiwanis Club Breakfast.
9 a.m. – Bocce Ball resumes.
9 a.m. – Horseshoe Tournament registration.
10 a.m. – Doubles Horseshoe Tournament.
10 a.m. – Morning Worship Service by Pastor Jim Howe of Grace
Presbyterian Church; bring lawn chairs.
11 a.m. – Vendor and food booths open.
4 p.m. – Rides, booths and park close.

• Carnival Rides Paul Mauer Shows in conjunction with Butler Amusement.

Carnevale live music schedule

At Bel Air Park

Friday, July 20
5:00-5:45 – Rally Day Acoustic, Acoustic/Folk
6:00-7:00 – Ryan Marchand, Acoustic rock/Folk/Island
7:15-8:30 – Paula Reynolds and The Groove Perpetrators,
Rock/Jazz/Folk/All genres
8:30-9:30 – Johnny Sypraseuth, R&B/Hip-Hop
9:45-10:45 – Mystral with Anaihilation, Hip-Hop & Electronica
11:00-midnight – Hollow Lane, Alternative/Rock

Saturday, July 21
12:00-1:15 – St Angus & the Blues Angels, Blues/Traditional
1:30-2:30 – Chris Prim, Folk/Singer-Songwriter
2:45-4:00, Jimmy Limo, Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock
4:15-5:30, Ron Lovelace Band, Blues
6:00-6:45 – Djin Aquarian, Folk Rock/Humanitarian
6:45-7:45 – Yahowha 33, Psychedelic Rock
8:15-9:15 – Sister Chief, Experimental Dream Rock
9:30-10:30 – Time Has Come, Reggae/Surf/Rock
10:45-Midnight – Doublechief, Funk/Reggae/Gritty Country