Caledonia Days brings crowd to Adobe in San Miguel

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Rios-Caledonia Adobe, Caledonia Days, Dutch Oven Cook-off, Meagan Friberg

Barbara and Tim Koester of Lockwood dish up samplings of peach, apple, and mixed berries cobblers from their wagon train camp at Caledonia Days. Visitors enjoyed samples of various tastings, from main dishes to desserts, from close to 20 participants in the Dutch Oven Cook-off. Photo by Meagan Friberg

Dutch Oven Cook-off is main attraction at annual event

– The 2015 Caledonia Days and Dutch Oven Cook-off brought locals and visitors alike to the Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel on Sept. 26.

Rios-Caledonia Adobe, Caledonia Days, Olive U Olive Oil Co., Meagan Friberg

Peggy and Bud of Olive U Olive Oil Co. and their granddaughter, Whitney, serve up tastings of honey, olive oil, and vinegars at the 2015 Caledonia Days event. Photo by Meagan Friberg

Vendors and Dutch Oven Cook-off participants arrived at the Adobe early in the morning to set up shop and start the fire under their kettles in anticipation of visitors that roamed the grounds for nearly six hours on Saturday.

Rios-Caledonia Adobe, Caledonia Days, Daisy Witcosky, Meagan Friberg

Daisy Witcosky displays her watercolor paintings of various local landscapes at the 2015 Caledonia Days event. Photo by Meagan Friberg

Despite experiencing temperatures in the high-90s, the event enjoyed a large crowd throughout the day that “took a step back in time to enjoy bygone ways of bygone days.” From Dutch oven cooking and tastings, various food and drink offerings to music, skilled artisans and craftsmen, small engines and rock collection displays, there was something for everyone at this family-friendly event.

Rios-Caledonia Adobe, Caledonia Days, Mary Caparone, Santa Lucia Rockhounds, Meagan Friberg

Mary Caparone displays some of her jewelry and other collections from members of the Santa Lucia Rockhounds. Photo by Meagan Friberg

For more information on the Rios-Caledonia Adobe, see or visit the Adobe at 700 S. Mission Street; open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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