Celebrate fine arts and harvest flavors at the 26th annual Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival in downtown Santa Maria on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Local artists, vintners and brewers will offer a feast for the senses at this cheerful street fair. The festivities will include a fine arts show and sale, crafting demonstrations, live entertainment and wine and beer tasting. Live arts demonstrations will be staged throughout the day. Additionally there will be youth and teen activities including carnival games, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, craft projects and a chalk art expose. Food vendors will offer Santa Maria Style Barbecue and other fare.

Admission to the festival is complimentary. Optional tickets can be purchased for access to the wine and beer tasting tent. For information, call (805) 925-0951 ext. 247.