California Vaquero History St. Francis Retreat Old San Juan Bautista Mission
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Saturday Celebration!


August 18, 2018 - A Special Day & Evening!

Saturday's daytime Artisan Show & Sale + Horsemen Presentations!
(Tickets sold at the door, $10)

Doors Open:  9:00am - 5:00pm    Artisan & Exhibitor Show & Sale
(Note:  sorry, no dogs allowed on property)
       Enjoy meeting selected artisans & gear makers, sharing their skills and traditions related to the vaquero techniques of rawhide braiding, silversmithing, weaving, leatherwork. Mingle with histsorians  and iconic vaquero horsemen. Take the opportunity to share the vaquero history experience on the historic "Rancho" grounds where early vaqueros gathered herds of livestock during the Mission and Rancho era 1797  - mid 1800s and into the 1900s.

Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm     Artisan Show & Sale, Purchase Daily Entry Tickets at the door $10 ea. Also purchase tickets for Chef's Lunch, Beverages, Posters & Raffle when you enter.

Time:  10:45am  Gather outdoors under the oaks for horsemen demos. 

The Vaquero's Legacy Continues...

Time:  11:00am - 12 noon    Horsemen Presentations

(See "Horsemen Expos" on Home Page for Horsemen info)

Time:  12:00noon - 1:00pm    Lunch Time - Enjoy chef-prepared lunch.

The Vaquero's Legacy Continues...

Time:  1:30pm - 2:30pm    Horsemen Presentations

(See "Horsemen Expos" on Home Page for Horsemen info)

Time:  4:45pm   Lower Area Beverage Bar closes.

 Time:  5:00pm   Artisan booths close. Thank you for attending! Show opens again Sunday 9:30am.  Do you have your tickets for Saturday Evening Rancho Dinner and Juni Fisher Concert?  It's special - not to be missed!

Saturday Evening Dinner & Concert!

Advance tickets necessary, limited seating. 

(To order: Click on "Tickets" in main menu)

Time:  6:00pm - 8pm  Rancho Dinner & "Juni Fisher" Concert Outdoors on the Veranda.  Advance ticket purchase necessary. A special evening in the Friars Dining Hall and upper veranda. You'll dine on a fantastic chef prepared Rancho Dinner (with a little Spanish flair) before gathering to welcome  award winning singer, songwriter & horsewoman Juni Fisher! She lends her support to keeping California's vaquero traditions alive!  It's an evening of great food, good friends and special entertainment! Limited seating available, so act quick, purchase tickets and don't miss out on Saturday Eve at the Rancho!



Event Proceeds Benefit St. Francis Retreat on Historic Rancho San Justo!