The Congressional Gunfighters of America are an historic reenactment group dedicated to preserving old Western history, with live entertainment. They use period costuming and weaponry. They have performed at historical “old town” events, train robberies, rodeos, state fairs, and specialty events. Some club members have even appeared in films and TV shows!
Joining the gunfighters will be Joe Hoberg, blacksmith from Rush Ranch, who will share with park visitors traditional blacksmithing tools and equipment. Guests can watch as steel is forged into items and take part in an interactive demonstration with Hoberg and his team.
Music will be provided by the Vacaville Acoustic Jammers, directed by Terry and Leslie Cloper. The Jammers sing and play a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica
The Peña Adobe is the oldest fully restored structure in Solano County. The adobe was built in 1842 by Juan Felipe Peña after he and Juan Manuel Vaca arrived from the New Mexico region. Tours of the Adobe conducted by 5th generation Peña family descendants Cecelia Peña and Darlene Peña Coombs will be available throughout the day. Native American Park Docents Armando Perez and James Tunstall will be speaking with park visitors of the Native Americans who lived here before the Peñas and Vacas arrived in the Lagoon Valley.
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. Fun activities for children will include an old fashioned Potato Sack Race and learning to rope cattle!
The Peña Adobe Regional Park is located in picturesque Lagoon Valley off of Interstate 80, left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance. This event is free! For questions call (707) 447-0518. For more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.