Los Olivos’ most highly acclaimed festival of the year, the popular Day in the Country is back. Join us for a weekend of vendors, specials, small-town parade, food, wine + beer, and everything you love about our small town as we Celebrate Los Olivos.
This special day is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy country living the way it used to be in simpler times. And best of all, attendance is free!
Day in the Country is our most fun event of the year – a Los Olivos tradition of celebrating our quaint country town. Join us to celebrate with a small town parade, NatureTrack 5k & Fun Run, 100 vendor booths, Fig Mtn Beer Garden, live music, food trucks and Wine Roundup through town at our award-winning wineries.
2021 Wine Roundup
Join our Wine Roundup October 16 & 17! During Day in the Country, get a wine tasting pass to our award-winning wineries, and hit the town. Simply pre-order, then pick up your pass from our table at the main park in the center of town (by the flagpole). The pass costs $35, and gets you 2 tastes at 9 places on the pass (for a total of 18 tastes).
Wineries will offer add-on and purchase specials when you visit, and you can use the pass Saturday and Sunday. It’s a great way to try new wineries, or find a flight that you really love. We will sell out!
Participating Wineries (more coming soon):
- Alexander & Wayne
- Arthur Earl
- Bien Nacido
- Ca’ Del Grevino
- Evans Ranch
- Grimm’s Bluff
- Holus Bolus
- Liquid Farm
NatureTrack Fun Run & 5K Run
It’s not a Day in the Country if it doesn’t start with the traditional 5K and Fun Run, hosted by NatureTrack! This race will be a true 5K this year, so those who are serious about 5Ks know the course will be USTAF certified. But, of course, we’ll still have the 1-mile Fun Run for kids 12 and under, and a race for you to run with your four-legged furry friends!
Sign up for the race here.
NatureTrack Film Festival
And don’t miss the NatureTrack Film Festival, Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film! This all-nature related film festival is ready for everyone to enjoy in a hybrid way: in-person on October 16 at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley church, and continues online for two weeks to view the award-winning films from the first three years combined with new, carefully curated, documentaries. Online viewing expanded from last year!
Day in the Country Schedule:
- NatureTrack 5K & Fun Run – 7am
- Small town parade – 10am
- Vintage Tractors & Cars
- 100 Vendor Booths
- Beer Garden at Fig Mtn Brew
- Wine Roundup – buy tickets online
- Scarecrow Fest throughout town
- NatureTrack Film Festival at St. Marks-in-the-Valley
- Live Music & Food Trucks
Don’t miss our Scarecrow Festival Oct 1-31!
Walk around town to see all the scarecrows, and vote for your favorite. You’ll see scary ones, humorous ones, all-natural plus scarecrows that depict our businesses. Held each year from October 1-31.
Want to be a Vendor? Get the application here.
Want to be in the Parade? Let us know here.
Eat at Panino
For a quick lunch, the best spot in town is Panino, right near the flagpole it the middle of town. Put your order in and grab a table outside, or pick a grassy spot in Lavinia Campbell park, catty-corner from Panino. Get fresh, delicious and imaginative sandwiches and salads, plus drinks and more. The hardest part is knowing which one to pick.
Photos courtesy of Holly Cline and Liz Dodder.
Your Guide to Santa Ynez Valley
Discover the Santa Ynez Valley, where Los Olivos is located. Part of Santa Barbara’s larger wine country, it’s a small-town and rolling-hills haven of restaurants, wineries, craft beer, museums, shopping and nightlife. And don’t forget the great outdoors and all it has to offer! Check out the Santa Ynez Valley destination guide here.