Santa Barbara

Fall into Santa Barbara

Known for its palm trees and sandy beaches, fresh salt air and cobalt blue Pacific, Santa Barbara is everything you hope California will be. And during the Fall, the beach town comes to life in the colors, sights, sounds and tastes of the season. Grab a front-row seat as local fishermen kick-off the beginning of lobster season and winemakers rejoice with the success of a fruitful harvest.   The month of October features a variety of celebrations to enhance your next corporate incentive trip, meeting or event.

Celebration of Harvest Frolic through the vineyards during Santa Barbara Vintners Association’s Celebration of Harvest. This signature fall festival pays tribute to the bounty of the year’s harvest, during which vintners take a break from the vineyards and clear to pour their wines and share tales. Guests can attend winery events ranging from winemaker dinners to barrel tastings from different varietals of six unique winegrowing areas, from over 100 wineries that call Santa Barbara home.

Santa Barbara Beer Festival Spend a fall afternoon of phenomenal microbrews, food and tunes at the Santa Barbara Beer Festival where attendees will receive a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the beautiful grounds of Elings Park, sampling the best brews in the west. If your guests are not in the mood for beer, don’t worry. Wine and cider are also available for tastings.

Harbor & Seafood Festival In Santa Barbara, seafood is this town’s specialty. And at the crack of dawn, local fishermen have already been hard at work bringing in the fresh catch of the day from the Santa Barbara Channel. At the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival, guests have the change to meet the local fishermen and get a first-hand look (and taste) as seafood is served fresh off the boat and on to your plate. The annual event also coincides with lobster season, so bring your appetite!

Santa Barbara Chowder Festival In its seventh delicious year, the Santa Barbara Chowder Festival offers guests a chance to relish in savory-goodness as the area’s best restaurants and chefs compete for the title of “Best Chowder in Santa Barbara.” Local wineries and breweries sample alongside live music and live auctions. Last year’s winner was Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Who will take home the Chowder Champ crown this year?

So, in the name of all things delicious, take that extra bite, have one more sip of wine and savor Santa Barbara’s popular October events and festivals. The AlliedPRA Santa Barbara team is ready to help kick-start your fall programs. Click here to get started.

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