2016 Events

Estrella Adobe Church

May 29, 2016 - ESTRELLA ADOBE CHURCH Annual Memorial Service
FREE admission!

The doors to the Estrella Adobe Church in rural Paso Robles will be open to the public on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. for the annual service sponsored by Friends of the Adobes. Located just north of the Paso Robles Airport on Airport Drive, the historic church building was the first Protestant church in northern San Luis Obispo County and was built in 1878-1885 by early pioneers.

“This annual service is a chance for us to open the Estrella Adobe Church to our friends and neighbors and allow them to explore a piece of local history,” said Joyce Herman of the Friends of the Adobes.

Pastor Dan Katches, of the Covenant Presbyterian Church will lead the non-denominational service. Vocalist Lynn Schmitz will lead the crowd in singing traditional hymns, with Cactus Harris providing accompaniment on the antique pump organ along with flautist Krista Moore. Pioneer Day Belle Attendant Emma Marie Dart will be in attendance and Grace Pucci will speak briefly about the history of the Estrella Adobe Church. The program will be dedicated in remembrance of Lester Rougeot.

Following the service, guests are encouraged to wander the grounds of the Estrella Adobe Church, explore its surrounding cemetery, visit with one another, and enjoy refreshments provided by members of the Agua Caliente chapter of the Questers.


Model A and Model T Car Show
Photo Courtesy of Dave Skinner Photography

June 4, 2016, Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM
Rios-Caledonia Adobe Annual Car Show, South Mission Street, San Miguel

FREE admission!

Featuring: Model A’s, Model T’s, and early V-8's
Participating Car Clubs: Central Coast Model T Club, Paso Robles Model A Club, Atascadero Early Ford V8 Club

The event will include:

• Food and drink for sale by "The 3 Amigos"
• Live music by Jeff Beaumont and Friends
• Wine tasting by Villa San Juliette
• 50-50 Drawing

You can also picnic on tables beneath shade trees, tour the historic Adobe, shop for vintage treasures in our Gift Shop, and even see a rare piece of the old highway. (Paved in 1915, only 14 pieces of the old highway remain... and we use ours!)


September 25, 2016, Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
& Dutch Oven Cook-off

Please join us at the Rios-Caledonia Adobe as we step back in time on Sunday, September 25, to enjoy bygone ways of bygone days. This special event, from 10 AM to 4 PM, will feature Dutch oven cooking and tastings, and barbecued food. Live music will take place from noon until 3 PM by the Central Coast’s own icon, Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. There will also be skilled artisans and craftsmen, displays of small engines, local rock enthusiasts with their collections, and more!

Caledonia Days is sponsored by Friends of the Adobes, and The Native Sons of the Golden West, San Miguel Chapter.

Click here if you are interested in being a demonstrator, vendor, artisan or other type of participant at Caledonia Days.

Spooky Evening at Rios Caledonia Adobe

October 22, 2016 - CANDLELIGHT TOUR of the Haunted Adobe
Saturday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  FREE to the public!

Be sure to visit the "spooky", darkened Rios-Caledonia Adobe between 7 and 9 PM on Saturday, October 22, for a unique (and free) candlelight tour. Luminarias will illuminate the path from the parking lot to the Adobe and you will be provided with a candle to light your way as you wander. Ghost stories will be told and refreshments will be provided. Who knows what else might happen if ghosts are involved! Donít miss it!

OTHER EVENTS (more details to come soon!)

Rios-Caledonia Research Library Grand Opening

Highway 101 Centennial Celebration



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