Annual Vaquero Show and Sale

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 02:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Everyone is invited to the 31st Annual Vaquero Show & Sale celebration November 13-15, honoring the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). The Vaqueros developed their unique skills on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship training with the ‘rough and ready’ riding of early California ranchers. In blending these horsemanship styles the Vaqueros created their own distinct method of horsemanship as well as a unique look in apparel, tack, saddles and other horse equipment.


On Friday evening, November 13 come join us at the Viva Los Vaqueros Preview & Dinner.

Preview the Show, Visit with the Vendors, Bid on great Silent Auction Items, Enjoy Tasty Appetizers, AND then our Viva Los Vaqueros Dinner to be held at the festive Historical Museum. Musical entertainment by Steve Woods.

Tickets   $70 museum members      $80 Non-members

Tickets include preview show, appetizers, delicious dinner, a complimentary drink, entertainment, silent and live auctions

Friday ~ November 13, 2015
4:30 p.m. Museum Gates Open at 4:30 pm
Viva Los Vaqueros Preview & Appetizers
6:30 pm Viva Los Vaqueros Dinner is served
7:15 pm Special Recognition Honoring Jim and Linda Grimm for their contribution to the preservation of Vaquero Art and Culture.

Musical entertainment and live auction

* Click here for List of Vaquero Show Exhibitors
Saturday* November 14, 2015
Vaquero Show & Sale * SYV Historical Museum
Show Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$5 one-day admission
11:00 a.m. Pat Puckett, roper extraordinaire, demonstrates his art
Lunch Cowboy BBQ Sandwich Lunch
2:00 p.m. Ramon Beccera demonstrates his bare back roping skills

Music throughout the day by Tony Ybarra
5:00 p.m. Show Closes
6:00 p.m. NEW EVENT – "An Evening of Cowboy Poetry and Humor" with Waddie Mitchell, nationally renowned cowboy poet, will entertain with his poetry and “down home” humor.
Tickets $20 each
Purchase tickets here or at the Museum


Santa Ynez Historical Museum, Santa Ynez

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