Los Olivos Day in the Country

Fall Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Fall Events –

Santa Barbara Wine Country –

As we close the door on the summer season, fall ushers in many beloved Santa Ynez Valley events. Help us celebrate the harvest season with the remaining upcoming events.

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October Events 2022

Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

Santa Barbara Vintners FestivalOctober 8

Celebration of Harvest is a four day wine harvest celebration in Santa Barbara Wine Country featuring wine dinners, vineyard excursions, winery open houses, and the Harvest Experience Passport.

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!


Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest

October 30 -31

Solvang Trails of Terror haunted house

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.

November Events 2022

Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

taste-of-the-Santa-Ynez-ValleySunset Magazine partnering with – Visit the Santa Ynez Valley – to present Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley.

The four-day, six town food and wine celebration happens November 3 – 6, in Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard, and Buellton. Highlights include curated wine tastings, chef-driven long table dinners, lunches and activities, plus events hosted by Sunset editors.

LANCO CONCERT & TASTING – Sunday, November 6th

Lanco Concert and TastingThe ultimate celebration closes the 4-day Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley Festival.  Live concert featuring award-winning, platinum-selling country band, LANCO at the Solvang Theaterfest! The event begins at 6 p.m.

Taste Santa Barbara County wines and craft beer in the Solvang Theaterfest garden while savoring local bites from Peasants FEAST, Coast Range, Campo del Sol and more from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Then enter the open-air theater to enjoy a concert from the country band, LANCO. Music, 8 p.m.

This will be the final event for Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley 2022.

Don’t miss it! For LANCO Tasting & Tickets, Click Here.

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

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