American Idol Star Highlights Walnut Creek Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch, May 17
Country singer and American Idol star Matt Rogers highlights Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch, Sat., May 17, 10am-4pm. The popular annual event celebrates Walnut Creek's early ranching days with family entertainment and activities.
The day will kick off at 10 a.m. with a spectacular show performed by the Amigos de Anza Equestrian Drill Team, a group of highly talented young women whose teamwork and riding skills took them to the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2010. A Heritage Day highlight for children will be a Ranch Days Costume Parade, where children will “parade” their favorite early 1900s ranch attire. The Costume Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. A Season 3 American Idol finalist, Rogers will perform at both 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The first 150 ticket purchasers will receive VIP event passes for a special mid-day meet-and-greet event with the country star.
Additional music and entertainment will be provided by local favorites Ancestral Water Band, which offers rockin' Americana sounds; Second Calling, which plays folk and blue grass; the East Bay Fiddlers; and the Diablo Mountain Cloggers.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Off the Grid, the Bay Area’s premier food-truck dining experience, offering local barbecue and country western fare. Pleasant Hill 4-H will also sell hot dogs and chips.
The day’s activities also feature:
· Farm animal demonstrations, including sheep shearing
· Pony rides
· Short walking tours in the Shell Ridge Open Space
· Tours of the historic 1901 ranch house and 1903 carriage barn
· Heritage home-arts demonstrations
Tickets are $5 for children (2-17) and $7.50 (advance) or $10 (day of event) for adults, and include all entertainment, demonstrations, tours, and shuttle transportation. A small fee will be charged for craft supplies. There are no refunds on tickets.
Parking at the ranch is limited, so only those with disabled placards may drive to the ranch on Heritage Day. All other guests must park at Northgate High School (425 Castle Rock Rd.) and take shuttle buses to the ranch. First shuttle leaves Northgate High at 9:45 a.m.
Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch is made possible in part by Centennial Sponsor of the Century Mechanics Bank and Heritage Sponsor CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer.
Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch
A Day of Family Fun!
Saturday, May 17, 10am to 4pm
Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Open Space
Tickets at www.WalnutCreek100.com, and City Hall, 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek