Buellton’s Wine & Chili Festival returns

The 2021 Buellton Wine & Chili Festival returns on Sunday, September 12 from 12-4:30pm. Back with a new venue, and over 30 wineries and craft breweries and spirit companies to sample from, this festival will be packed with family friendly fun, great food and Santa Barbara wines. Attendees are invited to sample from various wineries, distilleries and craft breweries. Local businesses and residents participate in the annual Chili Cook Off to see who has the best chili or salsa in the Valley.

The event will take place at a new venue this year, River View Park in Buellton, just down the street from Flying Flags where the festival has taken place in the past. The new venue offers several new amenities for guests that will enhance the festival experience including mountain views, shaded picnic areas, playgrounds, and more. Families will enjoy live music performances by the Dusty Jugs and the VineYard Byrds and shopping from various local vendors, plus lawn games such as cornhole and for the adults, mega sized beer pong.

The Hot Chili Ticket ($55) is for all guests 21+ and includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited wine, craft beer and chili tasting. For guests under 21 years old, the Mild Chili Ticket is $20 and includes unlimited samples of chili and salsa but no alcohol.

There are options for safe transportation to the Buellton Wine and Chili Festival for those staying elsewhere on the central coast and locals like the Brew Bus. The Brew bus will be doing pickups in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria and Lompoc. The Santa Barbara pickup will be at Figueroa Mountain Brewing at 10:30 a.m. M Special Brewing Co. in Goleta at 11 a.m.; Figueroa Mountain Brewing in Santa Maria at 10:30 a.m. and Solvang Brewing Co. in Lompoc at 11:15 a.m. No walk-up tickets will be sold at bus departure, ticket must be purchased in advance.

For event information and to purchase tickets visit www.BuelltonWineandChiliFestival.com

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