Category: Events

Happening This Weekend in Siskiyou County: Labor Day Weekend 2011

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Siskiyou County?  Look no further than the Calendar of Events featured below from the Siskiyou Daily News:


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cool Mountain Nights: Classic Car Show n’ Shine, enjoy 50s and 60s DJ music and street fair on Castle Street with food and vendors. mtshastachamber.com

Bigfoot Jamboree: starts with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. and continues through the day with festivities, kids’ activities, a barbecue at 3 p.m., a talent show at 5 p.m. and dancing to The Genuine Draft Band from 9 p.m.-midnight. www.bigfootjamboree.com

Hornbrook Grange serves breakfast: from 9-11 a.m. at the Hornbrook Grange Hall. Breakfast will be scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, pancakes, juice and coffee. All for $7. Everyone is welcome.

Dunsmuir city-wide yard sales: from 8 a.m. today until Monday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Maps are available at the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce office, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave., Ste. 100. 235-2177

Bluegrass jam session (acoustics only): from 2-5 p.m.at Silva’s BBQ, 1886 Shastina Dr., Weed. I-5 South Weed exit. 859-3712

Free mountain bike ride: Meet at 8 a.m. at 11223 Highway 3, Fort Jones. Bring water, a mountain bike with at least front suspension and a helmet. 722-7515

Christian Motorcycle Association/Siskiyou Servants fellowship/lunch ride: every first Saturday of the month, starts at 9 a.m. (weather permitting) in the parking lot behind the old Boston Shaft in Yreka. 598-060

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tinman Triathlon: at Lake Siskiyou in the morning. For more information visit mtshastachamber.com

Mt. Shasta Rotary Club’s 25th Annual Blackberry Music Festival and barbecue: from noon-6 p.m. at the Mount Shasta City Park. Free admission. Games for the kids. Free entertainment.

Bigfoot Jamboree: starts with a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m., a parade at 9:30 a.m. and continues through the day with festivities, kids’ activities and more The park closes at 6 p.m.  www.bigfootjamboree.com

Free guided mountain bike ride – intermediate level: Meet at 8 a.m. at 11223 Highway 3 in Fort Jones. Will truck pool to ride location. Helmets are required. 468-5672

Dunsmuir city-wide yard sales: from 8 a.m. today until Monday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Maps are available at the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce office, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave., Ste. 100. 235-2177

Montague Farmers’ Market: from 9 a.m.-noon in Railroad Park. Everything is Siskiyou County-grown.

Scott Valley Bank’s Summer Concerts in the Parks: starts at 6:30 p.m. featuring three bands, a barbecue, berry pie and games for kids at the Mt. Shasta City Park.


The 23rd Annual Mt. Shasta Police Department Car Show & Shine is this Saturday

As the summer winds down Siskiyou County residents and visitors always look forward to Cool Mountain Nights and the assortment of Labor Day activities in the gorgeous city of Mt. Shasta. This year’s 23rd Annual Mt. Shasta Police Department Car Show & Shine will take place this Saturday, September 3rd in downtown Mt. Shasta. For those wishing to exhibit please contact the Mt. Shasta Police Department to register as space is limited to 175 vehicles.

Attendees will enjoy food vendors, music and sidewalk sales downtown in addition to admiring the beautiful cars in this year’s show.

For more information please contact the Mt. Shasta Police Department by calling 530-926-7540 or email them at [email protected].

Don’t miss the other exciting activities and events that are happening in Mt. Shasta this weekend including the Blackberry Music Festival on Sunday as well as the Friday Night BBQ/Cruise. The Cruise starts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2nd. Cars depart from the Mt. Shasta Little League Park on Everitt Memorial Highway/Rockfellow and end at Shastice Park.  The cruise concludes with a BBQ from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..




2011 Summer Concerts in the Park Conclude with the Blackberry Music Festival this Sunday

The 2011 Summer Concert Series presented by Scott Valley Bank will conclude with the Blackberry Music Festival this Sunday, September 4th at the Mount Shasta City Park. Part of the annual Cool Mountain Nights and Blackberry Festival, The Blackberry Music Festival will feature three different bands, berry pies, food, games and lots and lots of fun! The Music Festival starts at noon and runs until 6:00 in the evening. This year’s musical guests are Leslie Tift & Tom Scott (Folk/American), Bill Churchill & Friends with Victor Martin (Rock/Blues) and Yogoman Burning Band (Dance/Groove).

For more information about Cool Mountain Nights and the Blackerry Festival visit the Mt. Shasta Chamber online.




Annual Mount Shasta Elks Charity Golf Tournament is Tomorrow!

The 2011 Mount Shasta Elks Annual Charity Golf Tournament takes place tomorrow at the McCloud Golf Club. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and benefits hospice, Meals on Wheels, the Siskiyou Humane Society and Elks Christmas baskets program.

Cost: $75 per player (four-man scramble)

For more information please call 530.926.2138







Rollin’ Weed is this Saturday!

Looking for a great event to attend this weekend in Siskiyou County?  Don’t miss the annual Rollin’ Weed car show this Saturday, August 27 in downtown Weed. The car show features a variety of cars, trucks and bikes. Attendees can enjoy a variety of food vendors, musical groups and family friendly events.

Schedule of Events:

7-9am- Pre Registration for the Show & Shine & vendor setup

8-11am- Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

9am – Open to the public!

10am – Weed High School Car wash going on all day!

3pm- Awards Announced

4pm- marks the end of another great year of Rollin’ Weed

At the Stage

9:30am- Bruno Grossi

11am- Jimmy Limo

1pm- RIVAL


24th Annual Siskiyou Century Bike Ride is Saturday, September 10, 2011

The 24th Annual Siskiyou Century Bike Ride is Saturday, September 10, 2011. It’s a great ride for biking enthusiasts of all ages. The ride begins and ends at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds and offers three different ride lengths (37 miles, 64 miles and 100 miles).  Riders wishing to register can go online to www.siskiyoucentury.com or call the Yreka Chamber of Commerce at 530.842.1649 for more information.

Ride start times are staggered with 100 milers beginning at 7:30 a.m., 64 milers begining at 8:30 a.m. and finally 37 milers beginning at 9:30 a.m.. Each rider will pay an entry fee based upon their class. $30 for the 37 mile Metric 1/2 Century, $35 for the 64 mile Metric Century and $40 for the 100 mile Century Ride.

After registering riders may opt to pick up their registration packets early on Friday, September 9th at the fairgrounds between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m..  Late registrations are also available during those hours on Friday, September 9th.  Anyone registering after September 3rd will be charged a $7 late registration fee.

Anyone wishing to reserve a short-sleeved cotton T-Shirt commemorating this year’s ride must register no later than September 3rd.  The cost for a t-shirt is $15.

All registered riders will receive a ticket for the End of Ride Feast. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Family and friends are invited to purchase meal tickets for $10 per person.

The Siskiyou Century Rides

The Century (103 Miles) Climb from Yreka (2,595 ft.) over Forest Mountain (4,097 ft.) and descend into Scott Valley. Roll along the valley through Ft. Jones, Quartz Valley, Etna , and Callahan. Next climb Gazelle Mountain (4,921 ft.) and enjoy an exhilarating downhill with tight hairpin turns. The final leg follows the western edge of Shasta Valley as it leads back to Yreka. Approximately 4,600 feet of climbing.

The Metric Century (64 Miles) From Yreka (2,595 ft.), travel out to the historic railroad town of Montague, then through the Little Shasta Valley to the first rest stop, a scenic, pastoral setting with a view of the magnificent Mt. Shasta. Then on to the second rest stop at Lake Shastina. A third rest stop is in Gazelle, and then the final road home to Yreka. Approximately 1,500 feet of climbing.

The Metric 1/2 Century (37 Miles) This is the perfect ride for novices and young families. Riders will head from Yreka to Montague, then out through Little Shasta Valley to the rest stop, a scenic, pastoral setting with a magnificent view of Mt. Shasta. From there, return to Yreka retracing some of the same route. Approximately 600 feet of climbing.




2011 McCloud Heritage Days are this Weekend!

This year’s McCloud Heritage Days will take place Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21st in historic downtown McCloud. This family friendly festival offers a variety of activities and events, most of which are free. For special events requiring tickets, please stop by the Heritage Junction Museum in McCloud for tickets.

Take a stroll back in time and relive the area’s unique heritage. St. Joseph’s barbeque tri-tip dinner from 5:00-8:00 pm and an old fashioned melodrama “The Strange, Secret Saga of the Star-Crossed Stage Coach Station or Black Berta Goes the Wong Way” held at 7:00 pm begin the festivities on Friday. The melodrama is an annual fundraiser for the Heritage Junction Museum(320 Main Street) and is locally written and produced with local talent and is based loosely on an actual event in area history. Tickets are an affordable $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children. The tri tip dinner is a fundraiser for the local parish and is held in a unique heritage church (213 Colombero St) Tickets are $12.50 per person. Saturday there will be Law Dawgs and Pistolleros Wild West Reenactors; an Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Street Faire; Edelweiss German Singers and Dancers; Homespun Duet, Bruno Grassi, musician extraordinaire, Evelyn Horner and the Berryvale String Band, the McCloud Garden Club selling delicious homemade pies, the famous Firemen’s breakfast, more melodrama performances (2:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.); art show; Smoky the Bear and Sparky appearances, and a variety of food and displays and activities by many local groups. The Brown Dog Gallery art show is featuring five amazing artists: Victoria Brenner (oils), Hillary Mills (oils), Don Feickert (Floating Feathers), Janet Biondi (pastels), and Ryan Schuppert (metal works).

On Sunday, In the morning there is a community worship service at the Community Presbyterian Church. The Street Faire continues along with the pop string musical group, Shasta Swing Thing. A last melodrama performance will be held at 2:00 p.m. This promises to be a fun packed three days! Come and join in the festivities!

Street Faire vendors (handmade arts, crafts, and antiques and collectibles as well as food) and historic or heritage demonstrations, displays, and entertainers are welcome and encouraged; contact the Heritage Days Committee for more information.

Event Contact: Annette Spitsen 530.964.2558 or [email protected]


What To Do This Weekend in Siskiyou County : 8/12/11 - 8/14/11

It’s another fun filled weekend in Siskiyou County and the conclusion of the Siskiyou Golden Fair.  For a complete listing of this weekends fair events visit the fair online.


Friday, August 12, 2011
6:30 p.m. Sprint Car Races at the Siskiyou Golden Fair - Siskiyou Golden Fair Grandstand (Ticket Required)


Saturday, August 13, 2011
11:00 a.m. Dear Mad’m Day Picnic at Klamath River Resort - Happy Camp
7:00 p.m. CCPRA/NPRA Rodeo presented by Scott Vally Bank  - Siskiyou Golden Fair Grandstand (Ticket Required)

Siskiyou County Saturday Farmer’s Markets 

  • The Dunsmuir Farmers Market will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is located at the Children’s Park next to the library.  (The market is open every Saturday).
  • The McCloud Farmer’s Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the McCloud General Store and Building Supply. (The market is open every Saturday).
  • The Montague Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon in Railroad Park. Everything at the market is Siskiyou County grown.


Sunday, August 14,2 011
Family Day presented by KTVL - Admission is Free for Everyone! 

10:00 a.m. Junior Livestock Auction
4:00 p.m. Destruction Derby - Siskiyou Golden Fair Grandstand (Ticket Required)


Upcoming Events

August 19th - 21st: McCloud Heritage Days in historic downtown McCloud.


The 2011 Siskiyou Golden Fair Opens Today at 3 p.m.!

It’s that time of year again. Time for the annual Siskiyou Golden Fair. The fair will open today at 3 p.m. and stay open until 10 p.m..

Enjoy Siskiyou Telephone’s “Everyone’s a Kid Day” with admission prices (today only) just $2 per person for those seven years and older. Six and under are free.

As always the fair offers a variety of entertainment and dining options including the exhibit halls, midway rides and games, food booths and live on-stage entertainment.

Tonight enjoy live music by Blue Relish on the PremierWest Bank Mall Stage at 6:15, 7:30 and 9:00 p.m..  Don’t miss the Village Blacksmith on stage at 7:00 p.m. and the Siskiyou County Belly Dancers at 8:30 p.m..

In the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand the Red Scarf Society present the Stardust Cowboys at 8:00 p.m.. Admission to the Grandstand for the Stardust Cowboys is FREE!

Tomorrow is McDonald’s Kids Day and all kids 12 and under receive FREE admission to the fair.


For more information about the 2011 Siskiyou Golden Fair visit www.sisqfair.com.




The Dear Mad’m Day Picnic is this Saturday in Happy Camp!

Looking for a fun activity this Saturday? Don’t miss the Dear Mad’m Day Picnic this Saturday celebrating the book Dear Mad’m by Stella Walthall Patterson.

From the Dear Mad’m Day Committee:

The book, Dear Mad’m, by Stella Walthall Patterson, has been loved by readers for more than fifty years. It was published in 1956 and became a popular book club selection throughout the USA.

Years later, people in Happy Camp, California and areas nearby in the Klamath River Valley still love the book, Dear Mad’m. It is one of the most popular books in town, and for good reason. It tells the story of a remarkable woman who decided, on her 80th birthday, to move to a remote mining claim about eight miles south of Happy Camp. Her cabin overlooked Ferry Point.

You are invited to come celebrate the life of Stella Walthall Patterson and the writing of her precious book, Dear Mad’m, which tells her story of life in the Klamath River Valley.

When and Where

On Saturday, August 13, 2011 we’ll gather at 11am on the beautiful lawn of the Klamath River Resort Inn two miles east of Happy Camp, right next to the Klamath River in the shade of the sycamore trees.


Ron Diridon Sr. has agreed to share his memories of living on a mining claim near Stella Walthall Patterson in the 1940s. He is now considered to be the ‘father’ of the modern transit service in California’s Silicon Valley!


Relatives of Stella Walthall Patterson will attend!

Peter & Elizabeth Walthall Lisner are authors of a new book about Stella’s life. It is expected to be published in 2012 by Naturegraph Publishers. Naturegraph is the current publisher of Dear Mad’m which is available online at the Naturegraph website and through major booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Book

You’re invited to bring your copy of Dear Mad’m to be signed by the people at the picnic, or buy a new one! We should have a supply on hand.

Picnic Lunch

There will be a luncheon prepared by members of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce and their friends, for which we request a donation of $5.00.

To reserve lunch, email info-at-happycampchamber.org or phone Linda at 530-493-2099 or Judy at 530-493-5248.

Seating is hard to come by, so please bring your own folding chair or a blanket to picnic on.

Book Signings

Writers are welcome to come with books to be sold and signed. Please bring a folding table and chair!


We will be giving Dear Mad’m and Dear Sir awards to a few people over a certain age who have accomplished amazing and wonderful things while living in the Klamath River Valley, just as Stella Walthall Patterson did.


You are welcome to bring your own song, story, poem, or memoir to read or sing for the gathering. Also bring a bouquet of flowers if you’re a flower gardener, and the best vegetable from your garden for a veggie contest!

A Trip to the Dear Mad’m cabin site!

After we’re done with our luncheon, entertainment, and awards ceremony, we’ll be traveling together to Ferry Point to visit the Dear Mad’m cabin site. We’ll also see the site of a cabin owned by three women who came here from Chicago to live, because they loved the book, Dear Mad’m, so much when it was originally published!

There will be some dedicated Dear Mad’m collectors and historians present! This will be an opportunity to find out more about this amazing woman who showed us that you’re never too old to live in the wilderness and have a good time!

We look forward to greeting you on the first-ever Dear Mad’m Day, August 13, 2011