California Vaquero History St. Francis Retreat Old San Juan Bautista Mission
Vaquero Heritage DaysDates

Sunday Celebration!


August 19, 2018 - a Special Sunday!

9:00am - 9:30am "Rancho Inspiration Service" in the hillside amphitheater. Join us for inspiring words and song to begin the day!

Artisan Show & Sale (Tickets sold at the door, $10. No capacity limit)

Doors Open:  9:30am - 3:30pm     Artisan & Exhibitor Show & Sale  
(Note:  sorry, no dogs allowed on the property)

Take the opportunity to meet artisans & gear makers, sharing their skills and traditions related to the vaquero techniques of rawhide braiding, silversmithing, weaving, leatherwork & more! Meet, mingle and ask questions of the vaquero horsemen. Meet the historians, see the vintage collections & exhibits. Use the opportunity to ask questions and learn more vaquero history while you experience the event on the historic "Rancho" grounds where early vaqueros worked and lived during the Mission and Rancho era 1797 - 1800s into the 1900s.  (Tickets $10 at the door)

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

The Vaquero's Legacy Continues...

Time:  11:00am - 12 noon Horsemen Presentation
(See "Horsemen Expos" on Home Page for horsemen info)

Time:  12:00noon - 1:00pm   Enjoy a chef-prepared Rancho lunch! 

Time:  1:45pm    Gather on the Entrance Patio...last chance to buy raffle tickets!

Time:  2:00pm     Raffle Prize Drawings on the Entrance Patio. Remember...Special Raffle Prizes - More details soon! 

Time:  3:00 pm   Beverage bar closes

Time:  3:30pm   Event closes. THANK YOU for attending this heritage event!



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