Lions Club Old Timers Picnic

The 66th annual Lions Club Old Timers Picnic will take place August 25. Their delicious and popular chicken barbecue will begin at noon. Those who are 80 and older enjoy a free meal. Gifts are given to the oldest man and the oldest woman present. It is the first event at which the new Pioneer Day Royalty are honored. You hear some great stories from these old-timers. The picnic has become a much-enjoyed tradition over the years for old and new families alike.  

Cruise Night and Car Show

The 9th annual San Miguel Cruise Night and Car Show hosted by the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce will take place Labor Day weekend. Major sponsors presenting the show include Kings Oil Tools, Hogue Inc, Elkhorn Bar and Leo’s Café. This year there are also 20 Gold Sponsors. 

The Friday Night Cruise runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on August 30 on Mission Street. The Saturday Show and Shine runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 31.

It’s a four-wheel extravaganza from antiques to new autos and growing bigger every year. Event coordinators are Carl and Cheryl Mumford, who won the competition in 2014 out of about 100 entries. The following year they volunteered to help. Last year there were 200 entries. There are 21 categories which include stock cars and trucks and modified cars and trucks, ratrods, all Chevelles, all Corvettes, all Mustangs/Cougars, all Mopar, all Cameros/Firebirds, all Rancheros/El Caminos, all Foreign and Special Interest. Awards are given to “Best of Show,” “Peoples Choice,” and “Merchants.”  Dash plaques, T-shirts and goody bags are given out on the day of the show. Funds raised go back into the community. 


Last year Lillian Larsen School received $1,000. The Community Landscape Project was given $1,800. This year, the Car Show Committee and the Chamber of Commerce collaborated to award scholarships to seniors who attended San Miguel schools. Car Show representatives presented Grisel Camarillo and Carlos Herrara with $500 each. Chamber recipients Luis Garcia and Samantha Cabrera each received $200. The Show is always a lot of fun for everyone with live music, arts and crafts booths and food. For the children, there is a bounce house and face painting. Entry forms are available at the Mercantile on Mission Street or visit

For more information, call Mike Sanders at 805-712-9120