Saturday is Sagebrush Days in San Miguel, when the whole town kicks up its heels for an old-fashioned good time! There’s the parade, which starts at 11 a.m., a shootout, barbecued ribs and tri-tip, an apple pie contest and wonderful hand-made treasures to be purchased at the Vendors’ Faire, which opens at 8 a.m.
The parade starts at 14th Street, goes south around the little park by the Mission, and comes back again.
Come early to shop and maybe enjoy breakfast at Linda’s Country Diner downtown or Dos Hermanos at 10th and K Streets. San Miguel businesses are sponsoring the day and they’ll be open, including Jackson’s Old and New, The Treasure Locker and The San Miguel Mercantile. Get in the spirit by dressing up in your old-time clothes. See you there, pardner.
Take a tour
After watching the parade and shopping and eating, you can visit and tour Mission San Miguel and the Rios-Caledonia Adobe (both at the south end of town). If the day is hot, it is nice and cool inside those old walls. The gift shop and museum at the Mission is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gift shop and museum at the Adobe is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and they are currently selling their famous and delicious nopales cactus jelly, which you may taste before buying — if you do, you’ll love it! There are new items for sale in the Adobe gift shop also.