October 8, 2016
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 www.celebrationofharvest.com
October 19, 2016
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: www.solvangthirdwednesday.com
October 29 & 31, 2016
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 cityofsolvang.com/310/Haunted-House