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Saturday, November 4


  Facility Rental
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  From Side Saddle
     to Astride
  Vaquero Vision
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  If the Shoe Fits
  Borrowed Borein
  Mourning Glory
  The West on Wood
  Dressed to Impress
  Willy Chamberlin Tribute
  Samurai Warrior
    Horsemen of Japan
  Golden Age of California
    Women's City Fashions
  Rolling Through the West
  Shining through the
  Uncorked: The Evolution
    of Wine in the SY Valley

  Kimono: Traditions,
    Pattern and Symbolism
  Quilts of Family School
  SYVCH Pictorial History
  Walking Through History
  Hats on Parade
  Women's Fashions in the
    Baby Boomer Era
  Valley Views/Layers
  A Baby Boomer Christmas
  From Painted Caves to
    Mission Arches
  Vintage Wedding Dresses
  Ronald Reagan
  Quilting Thru the Ages
  Down on the Farm
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  Volunteer Opportunities


Friday, November 10–Sunday, November 12, 2017


Events include Friday Evening Preview Party & Gala Dinner,
Full Weekend Show & Live Vaquero Roping Demonstrations

The annual Vaquero Show & Sale is a three day event that honors the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). Vaqueros developed on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship and the ‘rough and ready’ riding style of early California ranchers which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique horse equipment.


Friday night will begin with a special "Vaquero Vendor" showcase, complete with appetizers, cocktails and musical entertainment. Guests will then enjoy a special presentation of our "Honored Vaqueros of the Year" with videos & presentations on the Cornelius-Williams Family, Ray Sandoval & Ernie Morris while enjoying salad, rolls & wine donated by the Sandoval Family and Bradley Wines. The presentation will be followed by a delicious carved prime-rib dinner, or rich chicken cordon blu with yes, more wine & cocktails and then a lively auction followed by dessert coffee and musical entertainment by Brad Cooper & friends, with a special presentation by "Cowboy Poet" Dan Hess.

Looking towards the rest of the "Vaquero Weekend", we will have over 40 Vaquero Vendors for guests to visit with & support, as well as lunch each day from Billy Ruiz, Cowboy Flavor & of course "The Bar". Sunday we will have live musical entertainment from Owen Johnston, and Saturday & Sunday, we will have roping demonstrations from Pat Pucket, Boone Cambell, Bruce Sandifer & nationally recognized, Dwight Hill.

Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30 don't miss "Cowboy Campfire". Enjoy a delicious "smokey" beef stew prepared by Cowboy Flavor, while enjoying musical entertainment from local favorite, Art Green, with special guest, Rusty Richards from "Sons of the Pioneers" and his son. This evening's special guest will be cowboy poet Dan Hess, joining us from that far off land, Missouri, with his original poetry.


Cowboy Campfire Saturday

Vaquero Show and Sale Day Tickets


Vaquero Show - Susie tries on Chaps