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Learn the history of the Osuna Ranch at the June 11 Celebrate Osuna event in Rancho Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
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Osuna Ranch readies for June event

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Osuna Ranch is expected to have a wave of visitors on the afternoon of June 11 for its Celebrate Osuna event. Those involved in the affair describe it as a day of fun and education where guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Osuna Ranch, circa 1830s.

“We invite community members to tour the 180-year-old Adobe home and see the beautiful setting, which includes a working horse ranch. Celebrate Osuna will give members a glimpse into many bygone eras, including the Kumeyaay era, the Mexican Rancho period, the Mexican American War period and the Railroad era,” said Arnold Keene, field operations manager at the Rancho Santa Fe Association.

He continued, “The wildlife and plants at the Osuna Ranch are wonderful examples of the natural setting that has flourished in the area for hundreds of years.”

A multitude of organizations are co-hosting this event including the Rancho Santa Fe Association Osuna Committee, Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and the Rancho Santa Fe Vibrancy Committee.

Keene also wants residents to know that the festivities of the afternoon will include Mexican Rancho period live music, equestrian demonstrations, horseshoe matches, and crafts including adobe brick making and weaving.

“Attendees are also invited to sample a Santa Maria Style BBQ and enjoy Mission-style beer and regional spirits,” he said.

For those interested in attending the event, Celebrate Osuna will take place June 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Osuna Ranch is located at 16332 Via de Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe.