Fave Five | October 6 – October 16

From local theater and museum exhibits to outdoor concerts and wine tasting, there is so much to see, do, taste and experience in Santa Maria Valley. Every week, we’ll continue to provide you with 5 great events happening in the Santa Maria Valley.

Docent-led Hike at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve

October 8
Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
6999 W. Main St.
Guadalupe, CA 93434 United States

Just south of Guadalupe lies an extraordinary and unique nature preserve. Featuring towering 550 foot high dunes-the tallest on the west coast and the Santa Maria River Estuary, not only is this park beautiful but it is also ecologically significant. The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will be offering a docent-led hike on October 8 at 9:00 a.m.

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38th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

October 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Old Mission Santa Ines
1760 Mission Dr.
Solvang,  CA 93463 United States

Taste wines from 50+ wineries and savor regional cuisine from dozens of restaurants, chefs, and food producers. Meet winemakers and winery owners and learn first-hand why Santa Barbara County was named 2021 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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Santa Maria Fairpark: First Annual Santa Maria Tamale Festival

October 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S. Thornburg St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

A lot of tamales, a lot of music, and a lot of fun! With tons of tamale vendors, you sure arern’t going to go hungry! And there will be performances by: Halcone Del Bajio, Profecia Nortena, Banda Angeles De Oaxaca, Los Hermanos Mendoza, and many more!

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Costa De Oro: Live Music With Teresa Pico

October 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Costa De Oro
1331 Nicholson Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States

Join Costa De Oro as they welcome Teresa Pico to the stage! She will be providing lovely tunes for your Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. And don’t forget to grab a plate of food from Cool Hand Luke’s!

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Central Coast AirFest 2022

October 15 – 16 @  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Airport
3217 Terminal Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455 United States

The Central Coast AirFest is back for another action-packed weekend with military demos, vintage warbirds, aerobatics, and more! We are excited to bring back a high-energy airshow combined with an Octoberfest-themed beer garden, food trucks, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

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