Solvang Events


October 8, 2016

Photo Courtesy of Gary Coon

{Photo Courtesy of Gary Coon}

The Celebration of Harvest Weekend, held over Columbus Day Weekend, is our annual celebration of the year’s bounty. Vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to pour their wines and share harvest tales at the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, October 8, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, at Old Mission Santa Inés (in Solvang). Taste wine from all 100+ winery members, enjoy food sampling from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors, and listen to live music.

Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events, ranging from winemaker dinners, library tastings, new wine releases, to barrel tastings. Want to visit the tasting rooms on an all-inclusive tasting pass? Don’t forget your Vintners Visa for unique and complimentary offerings at your choice of 12 tasting rooms. For more information, please visit

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October 19, 2016

Solvang Third Wednesday Wine and Beer Walk - Tenley Fohl Photography

The October edition of Solvang’s monthly “Third Wednesday”, to be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, will feature monthly Third Wednesday deals at local merchants including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors; the weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market; Solvang Third Wednesday discounts at local hotels; and the best way to take advantage of it all, the popular Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk.

Held the third Wednesday of every month, “Solvang Third Wednesday” is a special promotion in partnership with the Solvang Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit:

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October 29 & 31, 2016

23rd Annual Solvang Haunted House

Solvang Parks & Recreation’s 23rd “Annual Haunted House” and this year’s “Halloween Street Fest”, will thrill visitors with food, fun and spirits on Saturday and Monday, October 29 and 31.

The Haunted House and Street Fest, held at/in front of the Solvang Festival Theater (420 2nd Street), will run from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM both of those nights (Street Fest runs until 10:00 PM), and will include a Halloween night “Trunk or Treat” candy-fest among other tasty and spirited delights. (A “Kid Friendlier” version of the Haunted House runs 6:00-6:30 PM, both nights.)

The theme of this year’s Haunted House is “Fractured Fairytales”!

Stay tuned for further information and updates; tickets will be available for advance purchase, at

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October 22, 2016

RealMenCook_Logo_PMS187Real Men Cook, Arts Outreach’s much anticipated annual fundraiser, combines over 50 amateur male chefs, 35 premier local vintners and brewers, live music and fantastic auction items to create the Santa Ynez Valley’s Party of the Year! This year’s annual event will take place at Monty and Pat Roberts’ ‘Flag Is Up Farms’ (901 East Highway 246, Buellton) on Saturday, October 22, from 6 PM to 10 PM.

“Real Men Cook” is a fundraiser for the Santa Ynez Valley non-profit arts organization, Arts Outreach, which is dedicated to “bringing art to life and life to art”. Activities include elementary school classroom workshops and on-going art curriculum led by artists-in-residence; summertime Arts and Drama programs; after school Arts; semi-monthly Elder Arts entertainment; and the annual Applause Young Artists program.

Chefs interested in taking up the challenge may call Arts Outreach at 805-688-9533, or obtain an entry form at Tickets for attendees are $65.00 in advance, or $70.00 at the door. (All guests must be 21 or over to attend; no exceptions.)

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November 5, 2016

10 AM – 3 PM, Buellton Recreation Center, 301 Second Street, Buellton, CA 93427

Don’t miss the 8th Annual Buellton Bazaar, a holiday arts & crafts fair. Local artists and artisans will display and sell their goods. Start your holiday shopping early and enjoy all of the talent that the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Free public admission. (Also free for local artisans to exhibit/sell!)

To reserve a booth space, please call Barbara at 805-688-1086 or e-mail

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Los Olivos Events


Mark Your Calendar for the 37th Annual “Day in the Country”!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

{Day in the Country 2014 from Holly Cline on Vimeo.}

Experience the unique small-town charm and friendly Los Olivos lifestyle during the 37th annual Day in the Country event. Good friends, great food and local fun, showcase the best of Los Olivos! Visit for more information.

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