This year's Carnevale to begin July 6

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Beginning a bit earlier than usual, this year's Weed Carnevale will kick off with the traditional downtown parade on Wednesday, July 6. Festivities including vendors, carnival rides, games, food booths, live music, dancing, bocce ball and softball tournaments will continue through Sunday, July 10.

Vendors wanted

Weed is looking for non-profit originations and vendors to participate at the 57th Weed Carnevale. With continuous entertainment, including live music, dancing carnival rides, games, food booth, beer, wine and commercial vending, spaces are limited for food booths.

On a first come, first served basis (with preference given for seniority), the space will be open to commercial food vendors May 31. Applications and rules are available online at or call (530) 938-4624 for more information.

‘Garden of Weed’n’ parade

On Wednesday, July 6, the annual downtown parade for the 57th Weed Carnevale on Main Street will start at 7 p.m. with participators signing in at 6 p.m. The parade theme will be “Garden of Weed’n.” Applications for the parade are available at the Weed Camber office at 34 Main Street, Weed or by e-mail For more information call 530-938-4624.

Carnevale tee shirt contest

Once again the Weed Chamber is hosting an art contest, looking for a design for the tee shirts to commentate the 57th Weed Carnevale. With the theme “Carnevale 57th in 2011,” the design is due by May 16. For more information call 530-938-4624 or e-mail

Weed volunteers

The Weed Visitor Center Cabin is looking for volunteers to help the travelers that are passing by on I-5 or Hwy 97 to stop and stay. All adults ages 18-118 are welcome to volunteer to work for 2 to 3 hours once or twice a week. College students – do you have time this summer to help out the community? Volunteer work is great on your resume. Retired locals –  you know where everything is and can direct people the right way to fall in love with Siskiyou County.

Also, the Weed Chamber of Commerce is starting sign-ups for volunteers for the 57th Annual Weed Carnevale. Setting up will start July 5, and volunteers help will be needed though the 11th; all different skills are wanted.   

For more information call 530-938-4624 or e-mail