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Solvang Events

October 13, 2018


Solvang (Grape) Stomp: Join us Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:00-5:00 PM, for our inaugural Solvang Stomp harvest street festival! Celebrate the annual wine harvest in the Santa Ynez Valley with a traditional grape stomp, sip from dozens of Santa Barbara County’s best wineries, savor locally prepared food, drink pink in the I Love Rosé lounge and dance the afternoon away.

Discover your inner Lucy or Ricky Ricardo and enter the I Love Lucy look-a-like contest.

Downtown Solvang. For more information, please visit:

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October 17, 2018

Solvang Third Wednesday Wine and Beer Walk - Tenley Fohl Photography

The October edition of Solvang’s monthly “3rd Wednesday”, to be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, will feature monthly 3rd Wednesday deals at local merchants including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors; the weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market; Solvang 3rd Wednesday discounts at local hotels; and the best way to take advantage of it all, the popular Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk.

Held the third Wednesday of every month, “Solvang 3rd Wednesday” is a special promotion organized by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit:

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October 30 & 31, 2018

25th Annual Solvang Haunted House

Solvang Parks & Recreation’s 25th “Annual Haunted House” and this year’s “Halloween Street Fest”, will thrill visitors with food, fun and spirits on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30 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. (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 “CARNEVIL: A Small Town’s Nightmare”!

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

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October 13, 2018

RealMenCook_Logo_PMS187Real Men Cook, Arts Outreach’s much anticipated annual fundraiser, combines more than 50 amateur male chefs, up to 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 13, 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 per person (in advance of event date). (All guests must be 21 or over to attend; no exceptions.)

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Los Olivos Events


Mark Your Calendar for the 39th Annual “Day in the Country”!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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

Experience the unique small-town charm and friendly Los Olivos lifestyle during the 39th 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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