Hundreds Attend Fiesta Ranchera
Photos: Fritz Olenberger
Source: Old Spanish Days
It was definitely a Fiesta [Thursday] night in Goleta as 900 community members attended Fiesta Ranchera at the historic Stow Ranch on Rancho La Patera. Guests were treated to food samplings and wine and beer tasting from dozens of local restaurants, vintners and breweries. Proceeds from this collaborative event benefit Old Spanish Days that puts on Fiesta, one of the country’s largest regional festivals, and Goleta Valley Historical Society, stewards of the Stow House and the rich historical legacy in Goleta.
At this year’s event, Fiesta La Presidenta Denise Sanford and GVHS Executive Director Amanda de Lucia welcomed the guests who were also treated to performances by this year’s Fiesta Spirit Jesalyn Contreras-McCullom and Jr. Spirit Georgey Taupin. St. Barbara Anne Petersen and Goleta Mayor, Goleta Mayor, the Honorable Paula Perotte, also attended as did OSD sponsors, and business representatives from all aspects of the local community.
Multiple Fiesta Past Presidents also mingled with the guests, who ended the evening dancing to Area 51.
Fiesta this year runs from August 1-5.