Santee Street Fair will feature 300 vendors

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.

The Santee Chamber of Commerce will present its fifth annual Santee Street Fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the corner of Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway. John Olsen, Santee Chamber president/CEO, says the event is the largest one-day festival in the East County. The street fair will feature more than 300 food and vendor booths, three stages of live entertainment, carnival rides and a beer garden featuring Santee’s own Manzanita Brewing Co. Musical bands will include Bobby and the Angels, Rockola and Liquid Blue. Pat Chambers is this year’s event chairman. Olsen said the event was created to bring awareness to Santee businesses, encourage local shopping and collect food and donations for the Santee Food Bank. For more information, visit