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May 30, 2024

Calendar Picks: County fair, Living History, ‘La Bamba’ Bob Morales celebration

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Then you don’t have to go far, with the county fair, Living History Days, a memorial celebration for the legendary Ritchie Valens’ brother who was portrayed in “La Bamba” and more.

San Benito County Fair

The San Benito County Fair runs through Sunday at Bolado Park. Tickets for the fair are $10 for adults, $5 for youths 11 and under, and $7 for seniors age 62 and over. Parking is $5. A family pack for four people and parking is available for $35. The fair will include its signature livestock, poultry and vegetable judging along with plenty of vendors and booths promoting local organizations and people. There’s also the carnival, always entertaining barnyard races, a Giant Pumpkin and Harvest Party, the Saddle Horse Museum, the Best of San Benito Wine Tasting on Friday night, chainsaw carving, arm wrestling, a San Benito Stage Company act, a watercolor workshop, Mr. O’s Jazz Band performing, a cartoon drawing seminar, chain saw carving, a calf branding contest, Folklorico Juvenil, a mariachi group and more.

Open Mic

The San Benito County Arts Council will host its monthly open mic at The Annex, 217 Fifth St. Participants and spectators are welcome to attend the event, scheduled the first Friday each month at the downtown location, and perform or watch.

Living History Days

Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.

Luck Museum Open House

Come sit on the Liars’ Bench under the portico while reminiscing or learning for the first time about the good old days in San Juan Bautista. Bring copies of vintage photos featuring your old family cars or vintage service station memorabilia that we may display at our Luck Centennial Celebration on February 2, 2019. Before or after visiting us, check out Living History Days at SJB State Historic Park. Also, Texas Lodge #46 will host a community pancake breakfast fundraiser and Lodge tour from 9 a.m. to Noon. Come “lift your spirit” in the City of History. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum on Third Street in the Mission City.

Vertigo First Saturday

Come to Vertigo Coffee Roasters this Saturday to see the photography of Morgan Hill’s Rodrigo Miranda. His work will be up all month long. The reception is from 6-9 p.m.

Life Celebration of Bob Morales

The friends and family of Bob Morales are coming together to celebrate his life and reminisce on all the great memories this man left. It is set for 4-8 p.m. Saturday at El Teatro Campesino, 705 Fourth St., San Juan Bautista.