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Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest

September 29 - October 2
Venues throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country
, CA

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. Go to http://www.celebrationofharvest.com/weekend-schedule.html for a full list of Santa Barbara Vintners’ Celebration of Harvest events, and see below for a list of their events set to take place in the Santa Ynez Valley. […]

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71st Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days

September 22 - September 24
Los Alamos Valley
Los Alamos, CA

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! The 2017 celebration will take place on September 22nd-24th on Bell Street in Downtown Los Alamos. […]

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FigtoberFest 2017

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - September 23 @ 11:00 pm
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Buellton, CA

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s FigtoberFest featuring our FigtoberFest lager, stein specials, German food, music, contests and more. Figueroa Mountain Brewing taprooms can be found in Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Barbara and Westlake Village in California. Free admission! Find your local taproom at figmtnbrew.com

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Perfume Workshop at The Wildling Museum

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - September 23 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Enter the art of natural perfumery in a 3 hour workshop with Susan Farber of Sol Aromatics on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm. You will learn how to formulate your very own fragrance with botanical essences gathered from around the world. Partake in a lively educational discussion of 18 essential oils and […]

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The Harmed Brothers w/ M. Lockwood Porter at Standing Sun LIVE

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - September 23 @ 10:00 pm
Standing Sun Wines
Buellton, CA

September 23, 2017 Standing Sun LIVE presents The Harmed Brothers w/ M. Lockwood Porter Nestled between the rolling farmland of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the impossibly tall trees further south, the gold and timber town of Cottage Grove has always drawn an eclectic mix of dreamers, drifters and prophets to its downtown Main Street. For […]

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Artist Talk Series: Jessika Cardinahl

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Join the Wildling Museum for Artist Talk Series, with contemporary painter, Jessika Cardinahl. Enjoy a special afternoon with Jessika Cardinahl speaking about her body of work, techniques, what inspires her, and so much more! Admission: $5 Wildling Members, $10 Non-Members For more information or reserve a spot, call (805) 686-8315 or www.wildlingmuseum.org

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Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest

September 29 - October 2
Venues throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country
, CA

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. Go to http://www.celebrationofharvest.com/weekend-schedule.html for a full list of Santa Barbara Vintners’ Celebration of Harvest events, and see below for a list of their events set to take place in the Santa Ynez Valley. […]

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Friday Night Wine Down

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - September 29 @ 7:00 pm
Buttonwood Farm Winery
Solvang, CA

Wind down your work week and rev up for Celebration of Harvest weekend on our relaxing patio. Take a breath and breathe in our natural gardens as you sip on wines available by the glass or bottle. We’ll be open late to kick off the weekend, so be sure to check out wine specials and […]

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The Good Life – 5 Year Anniversary Weekend

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - September 29 @ 10:30 pm
The Good Life
Solvang, CA

We are celebrating 5 years here in Solvang with live music, discounts, special events and special guests! Join us tonight for live music with local singer/songwriter, Nataly Lola!

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Pop-Up Oyster Bar at Ken Brown Wines

September 30 @ 11:00 am - September 30 @ 2:00 pm
Ken Brown Wines
Buellton, CA

Join us Celebration of Harvest weekend for a Pop-Up Oyster Bar provided by New West, the catering arm of Industrial Eats, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for wine club members, plus tax if purchased by September 25th. Each ticket includes three oysters and a glass of Chardonnay or […]

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Farm to Table Dinner at Zaca Mesa Winery

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - September 30 @ 8:00 pm
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards
Los Olivos, CA, CA

Celebrate fall harvest with an intimate evening of farm-to-table dining. Enjoy course after course paired expertly with our favorite Zaca Mesa wines. In the midst of the harvest, K’Syrah will prepare seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients that will be sure to excite your palate. So join us for an evening full of incredible food […]

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The Good Life – 5 Year Anniversary Weekend

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - September 30 @ 10:30 pm
The Good Life
Solvang, CA

We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary here in Solvang ALL WEEKEND LONG with live music, discounts, special events and special guests! Join us to night for a very special collaboration with Los Spindleros and Cash Cooper!

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K Phillips & Kathleen Sieck and The Paradise Road

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - September 30 @ 10:00 pm
Standing Sun Wines
Buellton, CA

Standing Sun LIVE presents K Phillips & Kathleen Sieck and The Paradise Road About K. Phillips: K Phillips’ life has been like a country song. Born in West Texas and raised by his grandparents in the Concho Valley, K’s grandfather was both a cattle rancher and a criminal court judge. His mother was a radio […]

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Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Ynez Valley
, CA

Solvang’s 8th Annual “Scarecrow Fest”: October 1 – 31, 2017   Solvang welcomes harvest season in true fall style, as we kick off our 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, which concludes on Tuesday, October 31, Solvang businesses and organizations will participate in […]

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Harvest Vineyard Walk & Lunch

October 1 @ 10:30 am - October 1 @ 1:30 pm
Buttonwood Farm Vineyard
Solvang, CA

Join the excitement of our 2017 harvest with a trek around our beautiful, sustainably farmed vineyard with our winemaker, Karen. We’ll stop at various blocks and taste that grape varietal right off the vine, then compare with the current vintage of released wine The walk includes a few hills and vales and takes about an […]

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Buttonwood Farm Winery Harvest Vineyard Walk & Lunch

October 1 @ 10:30 am - October 1 @ 1:30 pm
Buttonwood Farm Winery
Solvang, CA

Join in the excitement of our 2017 grape harvest with a trek around our beautiful, sustainably farmed vineyard with our winemaker, Karen. We’ll stop at various blocks and taste that grape varietal right off the vine, then compare with the current vintage of released wine The walk includes a few hills and vales and takes […]

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Ron Helman Jazz Duo Unplugged at The Bear & Star

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 6 @ 9:00 pm
The Bear and Star
, CA

The perfect complement to your cocktails or dinner, live music sets the scene every Friday night this fall at The Bear & Star in Los Olivos.

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Artist Talk Series: Lynn Hanson

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - October 8 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Join the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature for Artist Talk Series, with Lynn Hanson. Enjoy a special afternoon with artist Lynn Hanson! Admission: $5 Wildling Members, $10 Non-Members For more information or reserve a spot, call (805) 686-8315 or www.wildlingmuseum.org

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Artisan Faire and Treasures with Flair

October 14 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 3:00 pm
Atterdag Village of Solvang
Solvang, CA

Welcome to the first annual Artisan Faire and Treasures with Flair, presented by the Atterdag Village of Solvang Auxiliary.  A family friendly event with food, face painting and guilt free shopping featuring artwork from a diverse array of local artists, a unique group of small business owners and delicious food and fresh baked goodies. The […]

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The Great Grape Stomp at Kalyra Winery

October 14 @ 11:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kalyra Winery, Santa Ynez Voted one of the central coast’s best wine events Kalyra’s Grape Stomp event is fun for the entire family–and YES you get to STOMP grapes right in the vat! Join us for a variety of food truck options or bring your own […]

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KidKraft: Spooky Halloween Luminaries

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - October 14 @ 3:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Join the Wildling Museum for its monthly second Saturday kids of all ages art class at 2pm. Learn to upcycle common household “trash” into a creative project for your child to treasure! All supplies are included. Just bring a sense of adventure. If your child is 5 or under, we encourage you to stay and […]

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Community Day at the Wildling

October 18
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Enjoy free admission during Community Day at the Wildling Museum! See the current exhibits, shop the gift store, buy work by the featured local artist, and get creative at the drop-in art activity. The third Wednesday of every month is Solvang Third Wednesday. It is a great day to visit Solvang with the Farmers Market, […]

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Empty Bowls Campaign to Fight Hunger

October 19 - October 20
Santa Ynez Valley
, CA

In October, People Helping People (PHP) will celebrate “World Food Day” with an Empty Bowls “Dine and Donate” and “Taste and Donate” campaign Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th to highlight the fact that in the United States and even in the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys, many children and adults go to […]

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Los Olivos Day in the Country

October 21 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 4:00 pm
Los Olivos, CA
Los Olivos, CA

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!

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Harvest Pumpkin Painting Party

October 21 @ 10:30 am - October 21 @ 2:30 pm
Gypsy Studios Landing
Buellton, CA

Pop-Up Pumpkin Painting at Gypsy Studios Landing! All ages welcome and multiple time slots available for reservation. Come for as little or as long as you would like with in the time slot you select and help your little creator make something special to adorn your doorstep or kitchen table! Imaginative play and art making […]

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Painting in the Vineyard at Brander Vineyard

October 22 @ 11:00 am - October 22 @ 1:30 pm
Brander Vineyard
Los Olivos CA, CA

Are you looking for something unique to do in the Santa Barbara County Wine Country? Why not join us at the gorgeous Brander Vineyard in Santa Ynez to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush?! Our painting in the vineyard classes provide a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and […]

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Artist Talk Series: Bill Dewey

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - October 29 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Join the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature for Artist Talk Series, with Bill Dewey. Enjoy a special afternoon with aerial photographer Bill Dewey! Admission: $5 Wildling Members, $10 Non-Members For more information or reserve a spot, call (805) 686-8315 or www.wildlingmuseum.org

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24th Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - October 31 @ 9:30 pm
Solvang Festival Theater
Solvang, CA

“The Curse of Skull Mountain” October 30 and 31, 2017: Solvang Treats “Trickers” with 24th Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and “Halloween Street Fest” On Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31, 2017, City of Solvang Parks and Recreation and City of Buellton Recreation will host the 24th Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and the associated “Halloween […]

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Bel Canto by Candlelight at Sunstone Winery

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - November 10 @ 9:00 pm
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

An intimate evening of exquisite voices, superb wines and delectable dishes by renowned local chefs in a sublime setting! Indulge in Sunstone wine, enjoy the food artistry of Chef Pink, Chef Jeff Olsson and Chef Chris Joslyn, and thrill to the voices of professional opera singers, performing songs from opera, theatre and movies in the […]

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CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo

November 11 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Carmichael Training Systems
Santa Ynez, CA

Carmichael Training Systems of Santa Ynez is proud to be hosting the 1st annual CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo. Three routes are being offered for cyclists of all abilities with the Epic and Fig Loop routes including the ascent of the iconic Figueroa Mountain. Join us for an epic day of riding and first rate […]

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Painting in the Vineyard at Kalyra Winery

November 11 @ 11:00 am - November 11 @ 1:30 pm
Kalyra Vineyard
Santa Ynez, CA

Are you looking for something unique to do in the Santa Barbara County Wine Country? Why not join us at the picturesque Kalyra Winery in Santa Ynez to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush?! Our painting in the vineyard classes provide a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and […]

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Community Day at the Wildling

November 15
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Enjoy free admission during Community Day at the Wildling Museum! See the current exhibits, shop the gift store, buy work by the featured local artist, and get creative at the drop-in art activity. The third Wednesday of every month is Solvang Third Wednesday. It is a great day to visit Solvang with the Farmers Market, […]

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Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas

December 2
Los Olivos
Los Olivos, CA

A fun-filled day of exciting and enjoyable activities has been planned to celebrate Christmas in Los Olivos. Created for the entire family, there will be a variety of crafts and activities for the kids and an abundance of Christmas shopping opportunities for the adults. Many folks will also want to visit the Open Houses at our shops, restaurants […]

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Uncorked: Beauty Behind the (Big) Bottle

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - December 9 @ 2:00 pm
Zaca Mesa Winery
Los Olivos, CA

Magnums, Jeroboams and beyond…with such a wide variety of wine bottle sizes it’s difficult to know where to begin! Walk through our barrel room and experience an exclusive tasting of our large-format Syrahs and taste what makes them so unique. Enjoy these handpicked selections paired expertly with gourmet cheeses from our friends at Cailloux Cheese […]

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Community Day at the Wildling

December 20
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Enjoy free admission during Community Day at the Wildling Museum! See the current exhibits, shop the gift store, buy work by the featured local artist, and get creative at the drop-in art activity. The third Wednesday of every month is Solvang Third Wednesday. It is a great day to visit Solvang with the Farmers Market, […]

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Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture at Bethania Lutheran Church

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Bethania Lutheran Church
Solvang, CA

Each year we present world-class scholars and educators who present reasoned and scholarly interpretations based on current evidence. Join us for fellowship and fascinating discussion in the best Grundtvigian tradition.

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Solvang Farmers Market

August 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - August 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Downtown Solvang
Solvang, CA

Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Certified – the only way to buy! Join us in downtown Solvang every Wednesday on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhangen […]

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