The Santa Maria Valley is gearing up to participate in Savor The Central Coast, a one-of-a-kind food and wine extravaganza hosted by Sunset Magazine on Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3.

Needless to say, Santa Maria Style Barbecue will play a starring role at Savor The Central Coast, as expressed and complemented by the signature flavors of participating local restaurants, food purveyors and wineries. The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau is partnering with other Santa Barbara County communities—Santa Barbara, Buellton and Solvang—to celebrate a “Santa Barbara County road trip” theme at the Central Coast Pavilion at the main event.

The main event takes place on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, located about 35 miles north of Santa Maria in San Luis Obispo County. The main event will include a food and wine marketplace, cooking demonstrations, and kitchen garden seminars. Related events throughout the region will include wine tastings, agricultural tours, a gala dinner and a closing concert by Chris Isaak at Avila Beach Golf Resort.

Click here for more information and tickets to Savor The Central Coast. We hope to see you there!