Los Olivos Day in the Country

Fall Favorite Santa Ynez Valley Events

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 below events during the months of September and October.

September Events 

Solvang Danish Days

September 16-18Solvang Danish Days

Admission to Solvang Danish Days is free! Danish Days includes three parades, Danish folk dancers and musicians performing around town, plus other feature events like the Aebleskiver Breakfasts, Viking Encampment, free Saturday evening rock concert line-up, and much more!

Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days

September 24 – 25

The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is held each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage. Highlights of the weekend celebration include free entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, and Sunday morning’s Greatest Little Small Town Parade!


October Events

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

photo by Tenley Fohl Photography

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.

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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