Santee Chamber hosts Taste of Santee

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

by Rick Griffin

The Santee Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th annual Taste of Santee from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Union Bank, 9760 Mission Gorge Road in Santee. Admission is $10 per person or free with an unwrapped joy or non-perishable food item to benefit the Santee Santas program that assists Santee residents in need. Food samples will be served from about 15 local restaurants, including BNS Brewing & Distilling Co., Boll Weevil, Café 67, Santee Coffee Corner, Chick-fil-A, Costco, Eastbound Bar & Grill, Grab & Go Subs, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Kenwood Vineyards, Manzanita Brewing Co., Mario’s Ristorante Italiano, Mimi’s Café, Olive Garden, Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse and Rubio’s. Entertainment will be provided by the Honky Tonk Kings. RSVP is requested. For more event information, visit or call (619) 449-5472.