McCloud Heritage Days will be held August 16 and 17 with events throughout the town.

As it has since its 1991 inception, the 2014 Heritage Days in McCloud will be demonstrating life in a mill town.

Events the weekend of Aug. 16-17 include carriage rides through town, a custom car and motorcycle show, tours of the historic McCloud buildings, a quilt show, Friday night tri-tip dinner, Firemen’s breakfast for early birds, the Garden Club’s homemade pie sales, artisan and heritage craft vendors, steam and rail speeder displays, community art show, watermelon eating contest, face painting, wool spinning, candle making, fishing demonstrations and information and a home-spun melodrama about historic McCloud events.

The melodrama, titled “The Muddy Mess of ’24,” was written by and is being performed by museum volunteers and supporters. See schedule right for performance times.

Live entertainment will include the Edelweiss Singers and Dancers, Home Spun Duet, Spring House band, singer Carol Cox, and the Junk Parlor.

A Saturday night street dance is planned from 7 to 10 p.m.

A book signing at the Heritage Junction Museum will feature author Carol Cox, who wrote “Communities of the Mt. Shasta Region.”

A dedication honoring Bob Leatherman for his contributions to the community is scheduled for Aug. 16 at 2:45 p.m. on the museum porch.

Keith Earnest will be the special guest speaker for a Sunday morning community church service at 9:30 a.m. at the McCloud Community Church on California St.

Sponsors for the event are McCloud Alumni Association, Willow Creek Ranch, Campbell Global, LLC, Shasta Reflections, Friday’s RV Retreat, McCloud River Mercantile, and McCloud Timber Inn.

Heritage Days proceeds support the Heritage Junction Museum, a non-profit organization that relies on donations and this event.

More information can be found on the McCloud Chamber of Commerce website: or call 530-964-3183.

McCloud Heritage Days schedule

Friday, Aug. 15

5 to 7:30 p.m. – Tri-Tip Dinner, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Cost:

$12, adults; $6, kids.

7 to 8 p.m. – Melodrama at Museum, “Muddy Mess of ’24”

Saturday, Aug. 16

7 to 11 a.m. – Firemen’s Breakfast, bank parking lot on Main Street.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Vendors on Main Street.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tours of McCloud’s historical buildings.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Quilt Show at Community Church with People’s

Choice Award.

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Beer booth.

11a.m. until finished – Pie sales, Garden Club, by Heart of the Earth.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Edelweiss singers and dancers.

12:30 to 1 p.m. – Music: sound system.

1 to 2 p.m. – Music: Home Spun duet.

1 to 2 p.m. – Melodrama, at Museum, upstairs.

1 to 2:30 p.m. Film: “Dancing Salmon Home” at the Mercantile,

Great Room.

2 to 2:45 p.m. – Springhouse band.

2:45 p.m. – Fire Department honors Bob Leatherman.

2 to 3 p.m. – Watermelon eating contest at McCloud Community

Resource Center.

2 to 4 p.m. – Book signings and sale on Museum porch.

3 to 3:45 p.m. – Springhouse band.

3 to 4 p.m. – Melodrama.

4 to 4:45 p.m. – Springhouse band.

4 to 7 p.m. – Community Art Show reception at the Mercantile, Great


5 to 7 p.m. – Music

5 to 6 p.m. – Melodrama

7 to 10 p.m. – Street dance with Impulse.

7 to 10 p.m. – Beer and wine booths.

Face painting all day.

Buggy rides – Proceeds to benefit the Heritage Junction Museum of


Sunday, Aug. 17

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Car Show on Main Street by park; awards at

2:15 p.m.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Vendor booths open.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Church services in front of Community Church.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Art Show at the Mercantile, Great Room.

11 a.m. to noon – Historic Scavenger Hunt, McCloud High School


11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Music

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Quilt Show at the Community Church with

People’s Choice Award.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Beer booth.

1 to 2 p.m. – Melodrama.

2:15 to 4 p.m. – Junk Parlor Band.