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  • Fall Favorites in the Santa Ynez Valley

    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 15–17 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! 71st Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days September 22–24 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! Figtoberfest 2017 September 23 Celebrate Oktoberfest at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s FigtoberFest featuring their FigtoberFest lager, stein specials, German food, music, contests and more. Local Figueroa Mountain Brewing taprooms can be found in Los Olivos and Buellton. Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest September 29 — October 2 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. October Events 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. The Great Grape Stomp at Kalyra Winery October 14 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 them for a variety of food truck options or bring your own picnic (no outside alcohol), Grape stomping (costumes encouraged), music all day by The Molly Ringwald Project, games, raffles and of course wine! Los Olivos Day in the Country October 21 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! 24th Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest October 30–31 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 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. Solvang Annual Haunted House and Street Fest photo by Tenley Fohl Photography 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. About Visit Santa Ynez Valley provides listings of thebest Santa Ynez wineries, best places to eat in Solvang, Santa Ynez hotels and inns, and things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website at for complete travel and visitor services. “Like” the Facebook page for ideas on planning Santa Ynez vacations. Email for help planning your next vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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