Mi Ranchito Fiesta will return to Highland’s St. John Bosco Mission – San Bernardino Sun

After a pause because of the pandemic, St. John Bosco Mission in Highland is bringing back its annual Mi Ranchito Fiesta.

The event, featuring food and game booths and live entertainment, will be held 3-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, on the grounds of the church, at 28991 Merris St.

Descendants of early residents of the East Highlands area of Highland will be among those hosting booths, according to a news release.

“We believe that our event remains as the most authentic Mexican fiesta in the Inland Empire,” Tina Zavala said in a news release.

Food will include tamales, taquitos with homemade guacamole sauce, tacos, tostadas, hot dogs, street tacos, aguas frescas (fruit-water drinks), dessert and more. There will also be snow cones, soft drinks and water and a beer garden.

The barbecue booth will be decorated with palms and flowers, and other booths will have banners and paper flowers made by the women and children of the church, according to the news release.

Providing entertainment are Folklorico Cultural, performing traditional Mexican regional dances in various costumes, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Mariachi Aguascalientes, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and Smooth Groove dance band, 7-11 p.m.

“We once again look forward to seeing family, friends and newcomers at our fiesta,” Henrietta Chavez, fiesta chairman, said in the news release.

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