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Santa Ynez Vaquero Show & Sale

November 8-10, 2019

The public is invited to attend the 35th Annual Vaquero Show & Western Collectable Sale events from Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum (SYVHM), 3596 Sagunto Street in downtown Santa Ynez.
Santa Ynez Valley Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House
3596 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460.
(805) 688-7889
santaynezmuseum.org

Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
 
Events include Friday Preview Party and Dinner/Auction; Two-Day Show, Vaquero Demonstrations & Live Music
A highlight of the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum's Vaquero Show weekend is the gathering of noted artisans from throughout the United States displaying and selling quality Western artwork, apparel, memorabilia, as well as hand-tooled leather saddles, braided vaquero-styled riatas, bridles, reins and horse tack. 

The weekend celebration honors the lifestyle, culture and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy) which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique horse equipment. All proceeds from the Vaquero Show & Western Collectable Sale events benefit the non-profit SYVHM in its mission of creating a better future for the Santa Ynez Valley by inspiring generations to find wonder and meaning in our past. During the weekend, 25 noted artisans, craftsmen and collectors from throughout the western United States gather to display and sell their custom, hand-tooled leather saddles, braided Vaquero styled riatas, silver spurs, bridles, bits, and reins. The show also features quality western art, classic apparel, old West memorabilia, custom boots, hand crafted jewelry, leather goods, hats, books and collectables. Throughout the weekend, there will be live demonstrations of the unique styles of the Californio Vaquero tradition from experts. An individual who exemplifies the Vaquero lifestyle or is actively involved in the preservation of Vaquero heritage is selected as the Honored Vaquero each year. 

Schedule of Events for 34th Annual Vaquero Show & Sale:

Friday Preview Party & Dinner/Auction - Attendees will enjoy visiting exhibitor displays and an opportunity for early shopping before the show opens to the public on Saturday, while sampling delicious appetizers, local wines, cocktails and listening to music. 

Saturday Vaquero Show & Sale at the Historical Museum. A one-day pass for $5 available at the gate.
11 a.m. Live Vaquero Demonstration
11  a.m.-2  p.m.  Cowboy BBQ Sandwich Lunch and Cocktails available for purchase in Museum courtyard.
12-4 p.m. Musical entertainment 
5  p.m.: Exhibits close

Sunday
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vaquero Show & Sale at the Historical Museum. A one-day pass for $5 available at the gate.
11  a.m.: Live Vaquero Demonstration 
11  a.m.-2  p.m. Cowboy BBQ Sandwich Lunch and cocktails available for purchase in Museum's courtyard.
12-3 p.m. Musical entertainment
3 p.m. Show Closes

All proceeds from the Vaquero Show benefit the non-profit Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Carriage House in its mission to collect, preserve and share the rich history of the Santa Ynez Valley and to tell the early western transportation story. The Vaquero Show is a community event, sponsored, in part, by the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association (SYVHA.com), museum members and local business supporters.

The former stage stop for the Butterfield Stage Coach actually still honors stage coaches today at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House.

 


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