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Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

Start Date:
October 10, 2014
End Date:
November 10, 2014
Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

Santa Ynez Valley “Scarecrow Fest”: October 10, 2014 through November 10, 2014

— Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang All Get in on The Game, as Annual “Scarecrow Fest and Contest” Goes Valley-Wide for Second Year —

The Santa Ynez Valley, home to Santa Barbara wine country on California’s Central Coast, ushered in the fall season as it kicked off its Annual Santa Ynez Valley (SYV) Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Friday, October 10, 2014. This year’s Scarecrow Fest, sponsored in part by Visit the Santa Ynez Valley, will for the second time, include the “SYV” communities of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and the town that started the original Scarecrow Fest, Solvang. The Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest will run through November 10, 2014.

During the month-long festival, visitors and SYV locals are encouraged to play, stay and enjoy the scarecrow sights and many events scheduled throughout the Scarecrow Fest stretch. The Valley will boast about 200 scarecrows this year, on which the public is invited to judge and vote for their favorites in the “field”.

The SYV Scarecrows, crafted by local businesses, individuals and school organizations, will be showcased throughout the Santa Ynez Valley in the five main communities of Solvang (to include Ballard), Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Los Alamos and Buellton. The winning scarecrows from each town will be eligible for the “2014 Harvest Cup: Best in the Valley” title and trophy, the winner of which will be announced on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Valley Pets in Buellton (225 McMurray Road) – the 2013 “Harvest Cup” winner and trophy holder.

More information about this year’s Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest is available at www.syvscarecrows.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, at facebook.com/SYVScarecrowFest, twitter.com/SYVscarecrows and instagram.com/syvscarecrows. Scarecrow voters and visitors are also encouraged to use the hashtag #syvscarecrows in all on-line discussions of the SYV Scarecrow Fest.

Anna Ferguson

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest Location