Festival participants had the opportunity to participate in a unique tour on October 22, 2016 to visit the historic San Rafael Ranch, former longtime home of the Sharp family and headquarters of the Greene Cattle Company.
The ranch sprawls over more than 22,000 acres of pristine Southwest grassland in the beautiful San Rafael Valley and has been the filming location for a number of motion pictures, among them Oklahoma and McLintock!.
The tour group departed on Saturday morning, enjoying a bus ride through scenic Santa Cruz County and the pristine San Rafael Valley. After arriving at the ranch, the group toured the ranch grounds, the ranch house and the property’s historic barn.
The group then watched the classic 1980 motion picture Tom Horn, starring Steve McQueen, which was partly filmed at the ranch as well as in other nearby Santa Cruz County locations (Sonoita and Patagonia), the movie sets of Old Tucson Studios and Mescal, and Nogales, Sonora.
The movie screening was followed by an authentic chuck wagon barbecue lunch outside in front of the ranch house, in the fresh air of the San Rafael Valley.