Putting Down Roots in the Santa Ynez Valley


A flutter of golden color here.  A swift red leaf there.  The magical season when trees break out their paint brushes is on its way.  From the festivals celebrating the roots of our heritage to the roots of our crops, come celebrate fall in the Santa Ynez Valley.


Solvang Danish Days – September 16 -18, 2016

The Community’s 80th annual celebration of Danish roots and heritage.  Revel in Solvang’s heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, live entertainment and family activities. Best yet, you don’t need to leave the country – we bring Denmark to you.  Visit the Solvang Danish Days website for more information and tickets.

The Great Grape Stomp 2016 – October 1, 2016

This flagship event has been voted the “Most fun grape stomp on the Central Coast.”  Hosted by Kalrya Winery, this harvest get-together will include live music, food and wine to set the mood for the main event: the stomping of grapes! Find out more and buy tickets at the Grape Stomp website or by phone at 805-693-8864.

Celebration of Harvest Week – October 7 – 10, 2016

Presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners, this four-day wine and food celebration includes winemaker dinners, winery open houses, a vineyard walk and the Saturday Festival Grand Tasting.   The Grand Tasting festival will feature the very best of our local wineries, restaurants, seminars, live music and even a silent auction on the front lawn of the Old Mission Santa Ines.  Visit the Celebration of Harvest website for more information and to sign up for event updates.

Quick Draw Arts Festival – November 4 – 6, 2016

The iconic Quick Draw event, were artist race to complete an original work of art within 60 minutes, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary! To commemorate this, the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association is throwing a weekend festival with artistic activities everyone can get in on. Art walks, live music, art & craft fairs, Art Crawls, even the “Art” of Wine Making and Sunday Brunch will be on display.  Visit the event website for more information.

Santa Ynez Valley Accommodations

Unwind at the end of each fun-filled day in one of our luxurious guest rooms at the Santa Ynez Marriott. Our gorgeous central coast weather will permit sipping on drinks poolside or elevate your relaxation to a whole new level.  Fall is a popular time to visit the Santa Ynez Valley – click or call 805-688-1000 to book now.

Putting Down Roots in the Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley comes alive with color and events in the fall. Explore things to do and the season's best festivals and celebrations.

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