Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum's annual Vaquero Show and Sale

Friday, November 09, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 06:00 PM

The 34th Annual Vaquero Show & Western Collectable Sale 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.

    National Trust for Historic Preservation

    California Historical Society American Association of Museums

    American Association for State and Local HistoryWestern Museums Association

  California Association of Museums



25 noted artisans, craftsmen and collectors from throughout the western United States will 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 including 2012 Vaquero of the Year Bruce Sandifer

Mark your calendar for the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum's annual Vaquero Show and Sale next weekend November 9th, 10th and 11th.  Honored 2018 Vaquero of the Year, Paul Righetti will be presented along with the 2018 Vaquero Artist of the Year, Jim Stuckenberg at the Museum's Dinner and Auction Preview Party on Friday night. Music, local wines, cocktails and appetizers along with your choice of sirloin or pan-seared salmon prepared by the Chef's Touch will be served up in the courtyard of the Museum.  

The Vaquero show and sale will be open Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 10-3 Demonstrations will take place Saturday and Sunday at 11:00. Come browse the offerings of 25 noted artisans from throughout the country as you listen to live music in the courtyard.  Show and sale admission is only $5.00 and supports the Museum.


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