Rancho Day at the Adobe

Rancho Day at the Adobe to be held on September 9th 


Salinas, CA. August, 2023. Don’t miss Rancho Day at the Adobe! The Monterey County Historical Society is honored to serve as a local host for this fun 2023 Doors Open California community event.

At a Glance:

What: Rancho Day at the Adobe

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 10:00am-4:00pm

Where: 333 Boronda Road, Salinas, CA 93906

Free Admission

About the event: Join us for a day of historical re-enactment - live demonstrations of blacksmithing and cowboy roping. Other highlights include David Ford playing the historical (c.1880) Ignacio Boronda violin, dancing Charro Horses arts and crafts, and our continuing tradition of having ambassadors present from various historical and cultural institutions coming to us from parts far and wide throughout our region.

A Chuckwagon Barbecue will be served from 11:30am-2:00pm featuring local foods from the Salinas Valley.   

Cost: $15.00 for the Barbecue and $20 for the Tri Trip

Menu includes Cowboy Chili Choice of “Beef and Beans” or “Veggie” with Cheddar cheese, chopped green onion, cilantro, sour cream and crouton garnish; Salinas Valley Green Salad Local greens with onions, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese and croutons; Pasta Salad Pasta mixed with bell pepper, tomato, onion, parsley, and basil with Italian dressing; Corn Muffin or Roll; Beverage Dessert-Fresh Fruit Salad and baked goods; Water or soda Beer/Wine for sale.

RSVP by September 1st to [email protected] or (831)757-8085

Pay for the Barbecue via PayPal to Monterey County Historical Society OR Checks payable to MCHS to arrive by September 1st can be sent to MCHS PO Box 3576 Salinas, CA 93912

About the Monterey County Historical Society

Founded in 1933, and incorporated in 1955, the Monterey County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the ongoing preservation of our own past. The Society is responsible for a massive collection of family, city and county archival materials. These rare and valuable documents are housed in our temperature and humidity controlled archival vault. Scholars, authors, students, attorneys and the public are using these historical documents for research purposes at an ever-increasing rate. For more information about the Monterey County Historical Society, go to www.mchsmuseum/Salinas