Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: August 9 & 10, 2014

 

Mendocino County Museum's Kinetic Carnivale is Steaming into Willits August 9 & 10

 

The steampunk festival returns with many fan favorites, including art cars and kinetic sculptures, craft and food vendors, the Grand Ball - a highly anticipated evening of fun and fantasy, Handcar Races and the Whimsy Circus specifically for children.

 

 

 

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Willits, California, June 20, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - Mendocino County Museumís third Annual Kinetic Carnivale is steaming into Willits for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 9, 10am-7pm and Sunday, August 10, 10am-4pm. This highly-anticipated kinetic and steampunk festival returns with many fan favorites including the popular kinetic handcar races where you can root for your favorite team and car; the Whimsy Circus, where children can swing on a giant bed and enjoy jugglers, games, crafts and performances; the Mustache and Beard competition where the most interesting hairstyles win; and the evening spectacular known as the Grand Ball. New this year is a steampunk-themed art show.
 
Visitors are encouraged (but never required) to attend in vintage or steampunk costumes, and during the day will experience myriad activities and enjoy a diverse group of craft and food vendors. The Carnivale will feature daily entertainment from bands to burlesque, with performance artist and self-proclaimed steampunk and airship captain Poplock Holmes presiding as Master of Ceremonies. Also on offer will be rides on restored rail cars, historic and steampunk-themed workshops, lectures and discussions, and sundry Museum exhibits such as the Victorian Sweat Shop, featuring vintage sewing machines. Handcar races will be held at the local Skunk Train Depot, where creatively designed vehicles on paired tracks compete for prizes for beauty, ingenuity, and speed.
 
At 7 pm on Saturday, the Kinetic Carnivale Grand Ball will kick off at the Museumís Engine House. This annually sold-out event will abound with guests in fantastical costumes, and a variety of exciting musical, theatrical and fire-based performances. A new addition to the festivities is the exclusive Corliss Society VIP Lounge. This luxuriously furnished area will be a place for rest and rejuvenation to enjoy during the Grand Ball. VIP guests will be treated to gourmet hors díoeuvres, complimentary beer and wine, special vaudeville entertainment, mystical games and oracles, and more. Entry into the VIP Corliss Society is $100, which includes Grand Ball admission.
 
The Carnivale will conclude Sunday afternoon with the handcar awards presentation and closing musical performance.
 
This year the Kinetic Carnivale is partnering with the Baechtel Creek Inn and Spa in Willits to provide special lodging packages specifically for Carnivale guests, including the Deluxe Package which includes 2 nightís lodging in one of their premium rooms, Kinetic Carnivale and VIP Grand Ball tickets, and 10% off any of the Innís spa treatments. 
 
Admission is $10 per day for adults, $5 for youth (13-18 years) and free for kids 12 and under. This includes entry to the Museum, as well as the Carnivale and handcar races. Advance tickets to the Grand Ball are $35 per ticket and $60 for a pair of tickets, and $40 per ticket purchased on Saturday; youth tickets (ages 13-18) are $20 in advance and $25 on Saturday. All event proceeds help fund the Mendocino County Museumís new exhibits, artifact conservation, and educational programs.
 
For more information, visit www.KineticCarnivale.com, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KineticCarnivale, or email at Info@KineticCarnivale.com. The Kinetic Carnivale is produced by the Mendocino County Museum, located at 400 East Commercial St. in Willits and can be reached at (707) 459-2736 or online at www.MendocinoMuseum.org.
 

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 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Paloma Patterson

Email: pattersonp@co.mendocino.ca.us

Phone: 707 459-2736

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Mendocino County Museum

400 East Commercial Street, Willits, California, 95490

Web: www.KineticCarnivale.com

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Mendocino County Museum's Kinetic Carnivale is Steaming into Willits August 9 & 10

Mendocino County Museumís third Annual Kinetic Carnivale is steaming into Willits for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 9, 10am-7pm and Sunday, August 10, 10am-4pm. This highly-anticipated kinetic and steampunk festival returns with many fan favorites including the popular kinetic handcar races where you can root for your favorite team and car; the Whimsy Circus, where children can swing on a giant bed and enjoy jugglers, games, crafts and performances; the Mustache and Beard competition where the most interesting hairstyles win; and the evening spectacular known as the Grand Ball. New this year is a steampunk-themed art show. Admission is $10 per day for adults, $5 for youth (13-18 years) and free for kids 12 and under. This includes entry to the Museum, as well as the Carnivale and handcar races. Advance tickets to the Grand Ball are $35 per ticket and $60 for a pair of tickets, and $40 per ticket purchased on Saturday; youth tickets (ages 13-18) are $20 in advance and $25 on Saturday. For more information, visit www.KineticCarnivale.com

 

 

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