27th annual Vaquero Show & Sale
November 11-13, 2011
The 27th annual Vaquero Show & Sale celebrates 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 and blended classic European horsemanship with the ‘rough and ready' riding style of early California ranchers. The Vaquero developed a distinctive style that is readily recognizable in Vaquero apparel, tack, saddles and other items of the era.
A highlight of the weekend celebration is the gathering of noted artisans and collectors from throughout the western United States displaying and selling hand-tooled leather saddles, braided Vaquero-styled riatas, custom boots, bridles, reins and other Vaquero inspired horse tack as well as quality Western art, apparel, memorabilia and collectibles.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
9 a.m.-3 p.m.Vaquero Show & Sale at the Historical Museum. for day pass
11 a.m.Bruce Sandifer - Vaquero horsemanship and roping demonstration
11 a.m.-2 p.m.BBQ Beef Tri-tip Lunch available for purchase
12:00noon2pm Live Music
1 p.m.Raffle drawing for handcrafted bridle ensemble including collectible bit by Chuck Irwin
Tickets for the 2011 Vaquero Show & Sale will be available online starting September 6, 2011