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October 2015

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Sixth Annual Scarecrow Fest
October 09 - November 09

The Scarecrows are coming to the Santa Ynez Valley! Participating cities are Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang.

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SYV Elks Lodge #2640 Classic Car Show
October 10
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The 2nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge #2640 Classic Car Show will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10 am to 2 pm, on Sagunto Street in downtown Santa Ynez.  Food, vendor booths, and prize drawings will be part of the show. The Elks will be barbecuing tri-tip sandwiches. The event will be held rain or shine.

Trophies and awards will go to 1st and 2nd Places, Best of Show and Peoples Choice.

This event is FREE to the public. If you plan to show your car, there is a $40 Entry Fee which includes space, lunch and dash plaque. Register before or the day of the event.

This event benefits Elks Charities and sponsorship is available. For info call Tamera Jewell at (805) 710-4086 or email

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Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest
October 10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Santa Barbara Vintners "Celebration of Harvest", the ultimate fall wine and food weekend, takes place October 9-12, Columbus Day weekend. The Festival Grand Tasting is Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, from 1 to 4 pm. More than 120 wineries will be present and will be paired with dozens of wine country restaurants and food purveyors. For a special experience become a Connoisseur ticketholder...enjoy food and wine demos, local art and artisans and live music.

All weekend enjoy...Friday Night Harvest Dinner, Winemaker Dinners, Saturday Morning Wine Seminar, Winery and Tasting Room Open Houses.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting: $75 per person and $85 at the door. Tickets are all inclusive.

VINTNERS' VISA: Extend your stay and see wine country! Get your wine tasting pass for October 9-12 and choose from dozens of participating wineries.

For information and tickets visit or call 805-688-0881.

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An Evening of Samurai
October 10
5:30 PM

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum presents "The History and Mystique of the Samurai and His Sword" on Saturday, October 10, 2015, starting at 5:30 pm. There will be two presentations:

5:30 pm  Samurai Life During the Edo Period (1603 - 1868): Arms and Letters by Dr. Luke Roberts, UCSB

Intermission Wine Reception

7:00 pm The Arms and Armor of Japan's Warrior by Michael Yamasaki and Darin Furukawa

Museum Members $10 (Any members who bring a potential member will receive free admission for themselves and their guest. Lapsed members renewing prior to or at the door receive free admission).

Non-Museum Members $15

Tickets and info: or (805) 688-7889




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Winter Wine Tasting Pass
October 15 - January 31

Wine tasting with the Winter Pass goes from October 15, 2015 through January 31, 2016. The Winter Pass will make the wine tasting experience even more enjoyable by offering 15 tastings for one low price.

For $40, participants will receive one wine tasting at each participating Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting room (over $150 value). Pass holders may choose the dates they would like to taste.

Reservations are not required and there are no blackout dates. Passes expire when all 15 wine tastings have been used or on January 31, 2016.

Purchase passes online at Passes can either be mailed or will-called at any of the following tasting rooms: Imagine Wine in Santa Ynez, Alexander & Wayne in Los Olivos, Casa Cassara in Solvang, or Standing Sun Wines in Buellton.

Passes are also available for sale at the above four tasting rooms for $45 each.

Participating wineries: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, The Brander Vineyard, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Casa Cassara Wines, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Dreamcote Wine Company, Imagine Wine, Kalyra Winery, Lincourt Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Rideau Vineyard, Standing Sun Wines, and Toccata Wines.

The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association represents the premier boutique wineries in Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Buellton, California.


Phone: (805) 886-7152

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Los Olivos Day in the Country
October 17
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Los Olivos Day in the Country will take place on Saturday, October 17, from 9 am to 4 pm. Arts and crafts, live music, vintage autos, wine tasting, and a parade will be featured.

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14th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival
October 17
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attention Seafood Lovers! The 14th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival takes place on Saturday, October 17, from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is FREE. Enjoy fresh seafood, free dockside tours, live entertainment, free boat rides, family activities, and vendors and crafts.

Go to for more information about the festival.

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Beach Painting at Shoreline Park
October 18
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come join us for a delightful morning of beach painting at Shoreline Park in Santa Barbara. You'll breathe in the salty-sweet ocean air and listen to the waves as we capture the beauty of the Santa Barbara shoreline on canvas. Don't consider yourself a painter yet? Don't worry. This class is designed for all experience levels. Our trained local artist will lead you step-by-step through the process and you'll have your very own beach-scape masterpiece to take with you.

Meet at grassy area near the intersection of La Marina and Shoreline Drive.

Cost: $65

Shoreline Park

1237 Shoreline Dr.

Santa Barbara, CA 93109


Phone: 805.990.2105

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Paint at Global Gardens Farmstand in Los Olivos
October 24
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at Global Gardens in Los Olivos to paint in the garden, sip some delicious hand-crafted cocktails and munch on farm-fresh goodies made or paired with GG olive oils. The beautiful surroundings provide a stress-free environment that will inspire your creative spirit while we ring in the Harvest Season. The property offers relaxing and lovely outdoor seating areas as well a charming farm stand where you are able to taste & buy Global Gardens’ Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Fruit Vinegars, Spice Blends, Super Snacks & the entire growing product line!

Learn how to make fresh food fast and get the real dirt on food issues, like organics and GMOs. We’ll begin with a tasting and tour of the gardens and then make our way to the easels. Don’t consider yourself an artist just yet? Don’t worry. Our trained artist will walk you through the entire painting process step-by-step. No previous painting experience necessary. You’ll be amazed at what you can create in just a few hours- even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life!

$65 per painter—includes a tasting of hand-crafted cocktails, farm-fresh goodies, olive oil tasting all supplies necessary to create your masterpiece plus step-by-step instructions from local trained artist.

Phone: 805.990.2105

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Buellton Wine & Chili Festival
October 25

The Buellton Wine & Chili Festival sponsored by the Buellton Chamber of Commerce will be held on October 25th at Flying Flags RV Resort. The festival will include a Chili Cook-off and Salsa Competition. Wine, beer, live music, and vendors will be part of the festival.

Flying Flags RV Resort is at 180 Avenue of Flags in Buellton. Visit or call (805) 688-7829 for more information.

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Halloween Haunted House
October 30 - October 31
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Haunted House returns for its 22nd year! Welcome to "The Doll House." Come play with us. Two terror-ific nights in the doll factory, at a pretty tea party and a visit to the attic. There will also be a special Halloween Streetfest both nights outside the theater on Second Street.

Location: Solvang Festival Theater on Second Street in Solvang

When: Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, 6-9:30 pm, Kid-friendlier: 6-6:30 pm

Cost: Adults: $11, 13 and under: $9

If you would like to be a part of this tremendous community event as a volunteer, guide, monster or donor, call 688-7529 today for full details on how to participate.

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