Scenes & Sightings: Highland Park’s Urban Rancho ¡Noches!

Photos by Martha Benedict

Urban Rancho – a series of events that combine historic sites,  garden-to-table eating displays, food booths as well as entertainment  – hosted Urban Rancho ¡Noches! on Friday night in Highland Park. While two bands, the Herbert Bail Orchestra and Castano, performed in band shell at Sycamore Park, people sampled everything from preserves to beer while kids were entertained by story tellers and farm animals. Cooking classes  were are also part of the event, images of which were captured by Martha Benedict.


  1. A terrific event with lots of people who were appreciative for the efforts made by those who came to share their knowledge. It was easy to gage by the questions and particularly friendly behavior of everyone there.

    Music was terrific and the volunteers, who are now all recovering from the many hours of work deserve thanks.

    Sycamore Grove Park is such a beautiful place to spend an evening with its old trees and deep set park.

    Looking forward to more events.

  2. It was such a great event. Too bad it was not advertised the way it should have been. I was expecting to see a lot more people attending.

  3. I agree -great event but meager attendance. I happend on it by chance driving by because I saw a food truck i wanted to check out.

  4. I liked it a lot also. I saw it advertised in a couple places and told tons of people I knew to go. I hope they do more events like this in the future.

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