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Santa Ynez Valley “Scarecrow Fest”

Start Date:
October 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End Date:
November 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

Santa Ynez Valley “Scarecrow Fest” Kicks off October 7, 2016; Runs through November 7, 2016

The Santa Ynez Valley, home to Santa Barbara wine country on California’s Central Coast, will welcome the fall season as it kicks off the Annual Santa Ynez Valley (SYV) Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Friday, October 7, 2016. The 2016 SYV Scarecrow Fest will, for the fourth time, include the SYV communities of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and the town that started the area’s original Scarecrow Fest, Solvang. The month-long Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest will run through November 7, during which time visitors and SYV locals are encouraged to play, stay and enjoy the scarecrow sights and many scheduled fall events.

In 2015, the Valley boasted nearly 200 scarecrows, most of which were available for public viewing and voting to determine viewers’ favorites in the “field”. The SYV Scarecrows, crafted by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are showcased throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, and the winning scarecrows from each town are eligible for the “2016 Harvest Cup: Best in the Valley” title and trophy. Each of the Santa Ynez Valley towns holds their own, individual Scarecrow Fest and associated Contest; the rules vary slightly from town to town, but all have the ultimate goal of appointing a “Best Scarecrow” to represent each respective burg in the quest for the Valley-wide Harvest Cup trophy.

More information about this year’s Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest is available at www.syvscarecrows.com. Scarecrow seekers may also follow the Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, at facebook.com/SYVScarecrowFest, twitter.com/SYVscarecrows and instagram.com/syvscarecrows.

Questions about the 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest? Please call 1.877.327.2656.

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

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