Fave Five | October 19 – 29

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.

4th Annual Vandenberg Haunted Asylum

October 20 – 22
Abandoned High School
Mountain View Blvd., Vandenberg

Where: Abandoned High School on Mountain View Blvd near Vandenberg AFB
Directions: At traffic light on Highway 1, turn onto Timber Lane. At the next stop sign, turn right on Mountain View Blvd.

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Star Gazing Party

October 21, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Los Flores Ranch Park
6271 Dominion Rd., Santa Maria

Join us for a tour through our night sky! Enjoy amazing views of star clusters, planets and more through telescopes provided by one or all Central Coast Astronomy Society, Vandenberg Amateur Astronomy Society, Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit and Juno our resident telescope.

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Painting @ Riverbench Winery

October 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Riverbench Winery
6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria

Bring only your creativity – we’ve grown hundreds of pumpkins for you to choose from! One pumpkin and decorating supplies included with each ticket. Choose from seating options beginning at 11am or 2pm.

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Young Trick-or-Treaters Afternoon

October 28, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Old Town Orcutt, Orcutt

Little ghosts and ghouls are invited to enjoy a safe and spirited evening of trick-or-treating in Old Town Orcutt on October 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Many business will be handing out candy and treats to costumed children of all ages.

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Dia de Los Muertos Festival

October 29, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Veterans’ Memorial Building
313 W. Tunnel St., Santa Maria

Dia de los Muertos is rooted in Hispanic and Central-American traditions, and originated centuries ago with the ancient indigenous Aztecs. They honored the lives of their late family members by creating and decorating beautiful altars with colorful flowers and favorite belongings of the departed. The tradition continued and has become popular in the United States.

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Win a two-night, $2,500 getaway for four.

Ride the dunes, taste wine, pick berries, and chow down on all the Santa Maria Style Barbecue you can handle. We’ll build a trip just for you.

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