Donations 2012 Event
Our not-for-profit event celebrates California's vaquero heritage through vaquero-style artisans, presentations, demonstrations and exhibits while raising awareness to the importance of vaquero history which is tied directly to the California Mission & Rancho eras. Proceeds from this event directly benefit St. Francis Retreat on Historic Rancho San Justo and go toward maintaining the structures and historic grounds -- the same grounds where original Spanish and Mexican vaqueros tended herds of cattle, horses and sheep in the 1700 - 1800's!
With great support of sponsors, the inaugural 2010 Vaquero Heritage Days held on old Mission grounds was a tremendous success. The event drew attendance from 7 western states, and we received overwhelming requests to produce the event again. Thus, we are honored to hold the 2012 Vaquero Heritage Days at St. Francis Retreat on historic Rancho San Justo.
Donations of both services and monatary amounts are greatly appreciated. We thank our special volunteers who help make Vaquero Heritage Days possible. Donations or Sponsorships in any amount are greatly appreciated. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law under St. Francis Retreat's 501c3 non-profit status. Please feel free to contact Jane Merrill, Director of the Event at 831.623.1128 with any questions. For actual Sponsorship Packages, please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page.
Thank you for considering a contribution. Your support will aid in sustaining valued traditions for future generations. We hope you will look forward to being involved in this event.