Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Coming Up in September in San Benito County


The Farmers Market ends this month. High school Haybaler football games begin. Three concerts to check out at the Pepper Tree Ranch and two plays by El Teatro CampesiƱo to watch. The annual Mexican Independence Parade in Hollister and the annual Chicken Festival in San Juan Bautista take place this month. As do several yearly charity events such as the Kinship Center's wine and food tasting fundraiser at the Paicines Ranch. And so much more.

September. Enjoy!

Wednesday afternoons: Farmers Market, Hollister. From 3 to 7 p.m., on 5th Street, between San Benito and Monterey Streets.

Friday evenings: Bingo, Sacred Heart Church, Hollister. It starts 6:30 p.m. at the O'Reilly Hall (670 College Street).  You must be 18 years old to play.

Saturday mornings:
Bike Ride with Off the Chain Bikes, 8 a.m.
Book Sale, Friends of the Library, Hollister. From  9 a.m. to 12 p.m., behind the San Benito County Free Library, 5th and West Streets.
Sundays: Flea Market, Betabel Station and Outdoor Market, San Juan Bautista. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 1 to 29: Our Piece of Heaven Exhibit, featuring art works of Carole Belliveau, The Blak Sage Gallery of Fine Art (727 San Benito Street), Hollister.  Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Artist's reception on September 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

September 4 and 11: Fremont Peak Observatory Evening Public Program, Fremont Peak State Park.

September 10:  Pedro Card Party, San Juan Bautista. Sponsored by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, it will be held at 203 Fourth Street from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome.

September 10: Open Mic Night, San Benito County Free Library, Hollister.


September 3:  Justine McBride and Second Wind Band Concert, Guerra Cellars Summer Concerts,  Hollister. 6 to 10 p.m.

September 4: Hollister Professional Bull Riding, San Benito County Fairgrounds (Bolado Park).

September 4, 5, and 6: Popl Vuh The Story of the Seven Macaw presented by El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. Different location location each day at 2 p.m. Free!

September 5: Living History in the Park, San Juan Bautista State Historic Park,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

September 11
Fremont Peak Observatory Solar Program, Fremont Peak State Park, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
San Juan Bautista Gallery Walk, San Juan Bautista, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
54th Annual Wine and Food Tasting, sponsored by the Gabilan Chapter of the Kinship Center, Paicines Ranch, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 
The Shanks Concert, Guerra Cellars Summer Concerts, Hollister. 7 to 10 p.m.

September 12: Mexican Independence Day Parade, Hollister. 

September 16 to October 17: Corridos!,  El Teatro Campesino, San Juan Bautista.

September 16, 17, 23, 24: Hollister Haybalers Football Home Games, Andy Hardin Stadium.

September 17 to 19: Civil War Days, San Benito County Historic Park, Tres Pinos.

September 17
12th Annual YMCA Charity Golf Tournament, San Juan Oaks. 
A Beatles Musical Tribute, The Vault, Hollister.
September 18
Downtown Fall Clean-up, Hollister.
Little Texas and Kelly McDonald Concert, Guerra Cellars Summer Concerts, Hollister. 6 to 10 p.m. 
September 18 and 19: Fourth Annual Chicken Festival and Parade, San Juan Bautista

September 18 to October 17 (weekends): Northern California Renaissance Faire, Casa de Fruta.

September 24: "Vertigo," Movies in the Park series,  San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. The movie will be shown on the San Juan Bautista State Historical Park Plaza Lawn at sunset. Refreshments will be available for sale.

September 24 to 30: San Benito County Fair Horse Show Judging, San Benito County Fairgrounds (Bolado Park).


  1. Lovely photos of a charming little town!! We used to live in CA - although it was in the Monterey area. Grew up in a wonderful little town in the middle of Nebraska - looks alot like your Hollister!

  2. Hi Su,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I loved your comment and followed you here to support your blogging. You are a busy lady with several blogs. Where is the time? I can barely keep up with two.
    Anyhow, I am now following you so let's keep blogging.

  3. Thanks for following my blog. I am now following you. Great photos.

  4. Ollie: Thank you. Hollister is about 30 miles to the east of Monterey. I didn't realize how much I missed the open space until I came back after 30 years.

    Elizabeth: I appreciate your support. No major projects at the moment, so I keep my crafting alive through blogs. Thanks for stopping by and following.

    jam flies creations1: I aim to please. :-)

  5. Su-sieee
    I've tried to put 2 comments on your other blog, "This, That and the Other" and they disappear. Tell me if you get this one.



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