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Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Ynez Valley
, CA

Solvang’s 8th Annual “Scarecrow Fest”: October 1 – 31, 2017   Solvang welcomes harvest season in true fall style, as we kick off our 8th Annual Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Sunday, October 1, coinciding with Santa Barbara Wine Country’s “Celebration of Harvest” weekend event. During the month-long Scarecrow Fest, which concludes on Tuesday, October 31, Solvang businesses and organizations will participate in […]

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John Moreland Big Bad Luv with M. Lockwood Porter at Standing Sun LIVE

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - October 25 @ 10:00 pm
Standing Sun Wines
Buellton, CA

October 25, 2017 Standing Sun LIVE presents John Moreland Big Bad Luv with M. Lockwood Porter The replay of John Moreland’s network television debut is…glorious and affirming and a sucker punch. He is announced by Stephen Colbert, lights dissolve, and the camera slowly focuses on the person midway across the unadorned stage, revealing him beneath […]

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Wildling Museum Celebrates Two New Exhibits Reception

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - October 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Join the Wildling Museum on October 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm in celebrating two new exhibits, The Student & the Teacher: Theodore Waddell & Isabelle Johnson, and Overview: The Aerial Photography of Bill Dewey. For more information or RSVP, (805)686-8315 or katie@wildlingwildling.org

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Artist Talk Series: Bill Dewey

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - October 29 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Join the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature for Artist Talk Series, with Bill Dewey. Enjoy a special afternoon with aerial photographer Bill Dewey! Admission: $5 Wildling Members, $10 Non-Members For more information or reserve a spot, call (805) 686-8315 or www.wildlingmuseum.org

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River Grill 25th Anniversary BBQ

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - October 29 @ 6:30 pm
The Alisal River Grill
Solvang, CA

River Grill 25th Anniversary BBQ Sunday, October 29, 2017, 04:00pm Please join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the River Grill at Alisal. Come for an evening of fun, including live music and delicious BBQ prepared by Executive Chef Anthony Endy.

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24th Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - October 31 @ 9:30 pm
Solvang Festival Theater
Solvang, CA

“The Curse of Skull Mountain” October 30 and 31, 2017: Solvang Treats “Trickers” with 24th Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and “Halloween Street Fest” On Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31, 2017, City of Solvang Parks and Recreation and City of Buellton Recreation will host the 24th Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and the associated “Halloween […]

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Artist Reception at Wandering Dog Wine Bar

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - November 4 @ 7:00 pm
Wandering Dog Wine Bar
Solvang, CA

Come meet Berkeley, CA based artist Ceci Bowman and view her “Go Girl” series. Ceci is known for her dynamic, colorful digital collages portraying strong, beautiful women in motion. Her work, both powerful and charming, inspires people of all ages. Ceci’s designs use multiple layers of photographs, colors, and transparencies. The vibrant images are giclee […]

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Botanicals: Art Exhibit

November 9 @ 5:00 am - November 9 @ 6:30 pm
Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe
Los Olivos, CA

Botanicals Watercolor prints by Michelle Feldman Castle Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café October 30 – January 4, 2018 Opening Reception Thursday, November 9 5:00 – 6:30 2870 Grand Ave Los Olivos, California

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Dan Gerber: Poetry Reading & Book Signing

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - November 9 @ 8:30 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Join the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature for a special poetry reading and book signing with noted poet and Santa Ynez Valley resident Daniel Gerber on November 9th at 6:30 pm. He will be signing copies of his newest collection of poetry, “Particles: New and Selected Poems” (Copper Canyon Press, September 2017), which will […]

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33rd Annual Vaquero Show and Sale

November 10 - November 12
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum
Santa Ynez, CA

The public is invited to attend the 33rd annual Vaquero Show & Sale celebration from Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12, 2017 honoring the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). Vaqueros developed on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship and […]

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Bel Canto by Candlelight at Sunstone Winery

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - November 10 @ 9:00 pm
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

An intimate evening of exquisite voices, superb wines and delectable dishes by renowned local chefs in a sublime setting! Indulge in Sunstone wine, enjoy the food artistry of Chef Pink, Chef Jeff Olsson and Chef Chris Joslyn, and thrill to the voices of professional opera singers, performing songs from opera, theatre and movies in the […]

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CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo

November 11 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Carmichael Training Systems
Santa Ynez, CA

Carmichael Training Systems of Santa Ynez is proud to be hosting the 1st annual CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo. Three routes are being offered for cyclists of all abilities with the Epic and Fig Loop routes including the ascent of the iconic Figueroa Mountain. Join us for an epic day of riding and first rate […]

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Painting in the Vineyard at Kalyra Winery

November 11 @ 11:00 am - November 11 @ 1:30 pm
Kalyra Vineyard
Santa Ynez, CA

Are you looking for something unique to do in the Santa Barbara County Wine Country? Why not join us at the picturesque Kalyra Winery in Santa Ynez to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush?! Our painting in the vineyard classes provide a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and […]

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The Bear and Star Farm and Restaurant Tour

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - November 11 @ 4:30 pm
The Fess Parker Winery
, CA

For the first time, The Bear and Star Farm is opening to the public and members of the Santa Barbara Food & Farm Adventures. Guests will receive a walking tour of the property and animals led by the head of ranch operations, Katie Parker McDonald, granddaughter of Fess Parker. Katie will discuss The Bear and Star’s sustainability practices as […]

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Talk and Book Signing with Patti Jacquemain

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to present a special talk and book signing with Wildling Museum founder and naturalist artist, Patti Jacquemain. Learn more about the habitats and creatures in the Santa Barbara Region while exploring the art process of mosaic. Patti will be signing copies of her newest book, “Heads […]

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Community Day at the Wildling

November 15
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Enjoy free admission during Community Day at the Wildling Museum! See the current exhibits, shop the gift store, buy work by the featured local artist, and get creative at the drop-in art activity. The third Wednesday of every month is Solvang Third Wednesday. It is a great day to visit Solvang with the Farmers Market, […]

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Natural Solid Perfume Workshop

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Solid Perfume Workshop
Buellton, CA

How magical and wonderful would it be to design, create, and take home your own natural solid perfume? In this amazing, interactive and fun perfume making workshop, you will will embrace the plant kingdom and experience the natural beauty of flowers, fruits, spices, woods and resins. You will learn how to formulate your very own […]

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Roblar Winery’s Annual Holiday Wine & Dine

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - November 18 @ 8:30 pm
Roblar Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Join us at Roblar Winery for our Annual Holiday Wine and Dine! The Holiday Season is upon us once again! Let’s get together for some merriment and cheer—and cheers-ing with all of your favorite Roblar Wines, seamlessly paired with our chef’s holiday fare. The celebration is on Saturday, November 18 at 5:30pm at Roblar Winery, […]

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Open House- Art Movie Night

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm
Gypsy Studios Landing
Buellton, CA

Join us in our first Art Movie Night, as we kick off with the movie Pollock. This event is for the community and attendance is free. Bring a beach/camping chair, a beverage and an enthusiasm for art. Movie will begin at 7pm and space is limited. Pollock (2000) Rated R, 2hr 2min: In August of […]

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Thanksgiving Youth Art Camp (ages 7-15)

November 20 @ 10:00 am - January 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Gypsy Studios Landing
Buellton, CA

Thanksgiving break can be a hectic time for parents and slightly boring for children. Get them off the couch and keep them occupied with Gypsy Studios Art Camp. You can choose to join us for one day or all three days! Each day will consist of a unique morning creative session to get our artistic […]

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Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas

December 2
Los Olivos
Los Olivos, CA

Los Olivos invites you to start the holiday season by experiencing the warm & friendly small-town fun of an Olde Fashioned Christmas! A fun-filled day of holiday activities has been planned to celebrate Christmas in Los Olivos. Created for the entire family, there will be a variety of crafts and activities for the kids and […]

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Uncorked: Beauty Behind the (Big) Bottle

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - December 9 @ 2:00 pm
Zaca Mesa Winery
Los Olivos, CA

Magnums, Jeroboams and beyond…with such a wide variety of wine bottle sizes it’s difficult to know where to begin! Walk through our barrel room and experience an exclusive tasting of our large-format Syrahs and taste what makes them so unique. Enjoy these handpicked selections paired expertly with gourmet cheeses from our friends at Cailloux Cheese […]

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Community Day at the Wildling

December 20
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Enjoy free admission during Community Day at the Wildling Museum! See the current exhibits, shop the gift store, buy work by the featured local artist, and get creative at the drop-in art activity. The third Wednesday of every month is Solvang Third Wednesday. It is a great day to visit Solvang with the Farmers Market, […]

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Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture at Bethania Lutheran Church

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Bethania Lutheran Church
Solvang, CA

Each year we present world-class scholars and educators who present reasoned and scholarly interpretations based on current evidence. Join us for fellowship and fascinating discussion in the best Grundtvigian tradition.

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Painting in the Vineyard at Roblar Winery

March 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - March 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Roblar Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Are you looking for something unique to do in the Santa Barbara County Wine Country? Why not join us at the picturesque Roblar Winery in Santa Ynez to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush?! Our painting in the vineyard classes provide a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and […]

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