Fall Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Fall Events –

Santa Barbara Wine Country

As autumn comes to the Central Coast of California the changing of seasons and the colorful leaves ushers in many beloved Santa Ynez Valley events. Help us celebrate the harvest season with the upcoming Fall events.

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taste-santa-ynez-valleyTaste of the Santa Ynez Valley

September 28 – October 1

Four days, six towns,
if you know , you know!
You have to experience it!

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Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

Chumash Intertribal Powwow

September 30 – October 1, 2023, 6 AM – 11 PM

Location: at the corner of Highway 246 and Meadowvale Road in Santa Ynez. Updates and additional information will be available closer to the event.

Last year the Chumash Intertribal Powwow welcomed more than 300 Native American dancers and singers who participated both socially and competitively at this special event.



Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

October 1 – 31

Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley welcome harvest season in true fall style, as we kick off the 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, valley businesses and organizations will participate in the contest by featuring a scarecrow of their own creation, posted at their location.

Los Olivos Day in the Country

October 21Los-Olivos Day in the Country

Join us come rain or shine, for Los Olivos’ most highly acclaimed festival of the year, the popular Day in the Country. This special day is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy country living the way it used to be in simpler times. And best of all, attendance is free!


Arts-Outreach-great-valley-cook-offThe Great Valley Cook-Off

(formerly Real Men Cook)

Arts Outreach’s annual fundraiser, combines over 50 amateur male chefs, up to 35 premier local vintners and brewers, live music and fantastic auction items to fund Arts Outreach programs throughout the year.



Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest

October 30 -31


City of Solvang Parks and Recreation and City of Buellton Recreation will host the  Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and the associated “Halloween Street Fest”, which will thrill visitors with food, fun and spirits. The Haunted House and Street Fest, to be held at, and in front of, the Solvang Festival Theater (420 2nd Street), will run from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM both nights, with a kid-friendlier version of the Haunted House presented both evenings from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Haunted House entry fees are $9.00 per child (13 and under), and $11.00 per adult.


Veterans Day Commemoration

Veterans Day USA flagNovember 10

At the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building, the American Legion Post hosts a poignant commemoration of the six branches of the military rememberances. Usually the Santa Ynez Valley band and the Santa Ynez Valley Choral play and sing patriotic marching songs and speeches are presented by current and former military officers.

The event starts at 11 AM. 1745 Mission Drive, (HWY 246), Solvang.

More Fall Fun & Events

Roblar WineryDining at Roblar

Launching for the fall, starting
September 15, Roblar Winery will be offering suppers on Fridays. And then, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, they will have supper service at from
5:30-8 PM.

Still looking for more fun? Check out our Events Calendar for a complete listing of upcoing special events, and take a look at our recurring monthly events as well. 

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