Rancho Days Round Up
By Christy Whalen
Rancho Santa Fe Association
Rancho Days is one of our community’s most unique and cherished traditions. This year’s event honored our past, celebrated our present and pointed us toward our future. Rancho Days is all about the Covenant, its residents and the community organizations that make it so special. Over the span of nine days, 22 events were hosted for our residents. About 1,400 people attended the festivities, visited with neighbors, and enjoyed good food, music and conversation.
Rancho Days 2016 featured a full calendar of activities for RSF Association members of varied interests and ages. From the pony rides at Osuna Ranch to the Strings in the Garden at the Senior Center, the celebration spanned generations. Each event had its own special flavor, from the sophisticated Farm-to-Table Dinner put on by the Garden Club to the lively Fandango in front of the Historical Society, and from the adults-only Wine Tasting at the Inn to the family-oriented Community Harvest Celebration and pumpkin patch at the RSF Golf Club. I especially enjoyed meeting members at our Taco Fest on the patio of the RSF Association and at a dozen Neighbor Night parties held throughout the Covenant. See photos of events here.
None of this would have been possible without an amazing network of community volunteers and connected organizations. A special thank you to our Neighbor Night hosts and to the community partners that made Rancho Days 2016 a success: the Art Guild, Community Center, Community Engagement Committee, Country Friends, Firefighters Association & Fire District, RSF Foundation, Garden Club, Golf Club, Historical Society, Inn at RSF, Library & Library Guild, Osuna Committee, Riding Club, Rotary Club, Senior Center, SFID, Tennis Club, Trails & Recreation Committee and Village Church.
Our next Rancho Days will be in 2018, and we hope that the community spirit that was reignited this year will carry us forward till our next celebration.