Peña Adobe Celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month

October 1 from 11 am to 2 pm

Peña Adobe Celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month

The Folklorico Juvenil Danzantes Unidos de Vacaville will help the Pena Adobe Historical Society celebrate National Hispanic American Heritage Month at the Society’s open house on October 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pena Adobe Park.

“They are really excited to get together and share their culture with the community,” said Sandra Trujillo, coordinator of the eight-year-old group.

Joining them will be Francisco Pulido, from Rancho El Zapotillo in Dixon, and his horse Pirate. Pulido will be demonstrating his roping and riding skills for visitors and rides on Pirate for children.

Pulido is looking forward to the event saying He “really likes teaching people about horses, roping and riding.”

Folklorico Juvenil is composed of talented middle school and high school students who will perform traditional dances from different regions of Mexico, according to Trujillo. The group has performed not only across Solano County, but all across California.

Churro My Heart, a Fairfield-based business which has been seen at the Fairfield Farmers’ Markets, will be offering sweet churros to visitors.

The park is also home to the Mowers-Goheen Museum, with its artifacts from the area’s settlement, as well as the Willis Linn Jepson Memorial Garden and the Indian Council Ground. Volunteers will offer tours of the museum, the adobe and the grounds.

The Pena Adobe is one of the existing oldest structures in Solano County, dating back to 1842, when the Juan Felipe Pena and Manuel Vaca families settled in Vacaville 180 years ago.

The Pena Adobe Regional Park is located in picturesque Lagoon Valley off of Interstate 80 4699 Pena Adobe Road. The Pena Adobe Historical Society can be reached at 1-707-447-0518 or by e-mail at [email protected].