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Vaqueros Day's Schedule:
10–2 Wagon Rides / Farm Animals / Learning Activities
11 Lil’ Buckaroo Rodéo stick horse race (5 & under) It's free, you can sign up at Vaquero Day.
Lil Buckaroos could win this custom belt buckle!
11 Dutch Oven Cooking at Chuckwagon
12 Branding Demonstration at Corrals
1 Sheep Shearing Demonstration
One Free Roat Rental in 2014 For Ratepayer Club Members
Did you know...
these hills were once farmed with oats, wheat and grain?
... the red oat hay grown here was fed to the famous racing horse Sea Biscuit?
one LV grain farmer, Graham Nessen, resisted mechanized farming equipment until 1952, relying on massive Belgian horses to harvest, mow and hay press his crops?
...one of the inventors of the diesel Caterpillar tractor, Oscar Starr, built a large shop and vacation home here and tested his innovations on these steep hills between 1935 and 1948?
...that cattle ranching at Los Vaqueros dates back to the earliest days of the Spanish missions?
..... one of the most famous and toughest vaqueros in the area was Bertie Bordes, who broke her own horses and was the first woman allowed to ride in the Livermore Rodeo Parade?
Get your cowboy hat, boots and jeans on!
After a three-year hiatus, Vaquero Day returns to Los Vaqueros Saturday, April. 5.
Vaquero Day celebrates the rich agricultural history and biological diversity of the Los Vaqueros area.
The day includes: sheep shearing demonstrations; horse drawn wagon rides; and hands-on activities. One of the highlights is the Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo stickhorse race for kids!
Vaquero Day takes place at the Kellogg Creek Picnic Area on the south side of the Los Vaqueros Watershed near Brentwood.
You're welcome to stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Vaquero Day is free, but you'll need to pay for parking at the gate.
For more information contact Allison at 925-240-2360 or
send her an an e-mail.