Rancho Day Fiesta

The Sanchez Adobe Docents invite visitors to experience life in the 1840s. This family day will focus on what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California.

  • Dance to early California music.
  • Discover bygone trades.
  • Eat real rancho food.
  • Stamp leather and twine rope.
  • Make corn husk dolls and candles.
  • And more make-it-yourself crafts.

Debuting at the 2012 festivities was a carreta built for the Sanchez Adobe. A carreta or ox cart is a two-wheeled vehicle used to transport goods. In the 1840s, a carreta would have been used on the Sanchez rancho to haul hides for the hide-and-tallow trade.


The Rancho Day Fiesta is held annually the third Saturday in September.