This year’s Day in the Country will be the best Los Olivos has seen! More food trucks, a Kiddie Korral, new Wine Roundup, 100 vendors (new and old faves) plus KRAZy Country enjoying the simple life.
Los Olivos, California (PRWEB)
September 28, 2017
Day in the Country, the annual event celebrating the old-town-charm of Los Olivos, will be Saturday, October 21 in downtown Los Olivos. Highlights of the day include an early morning Fun Run, small-town parade, ScarecrowFest, Kiddie Korral, live music, over 100 vendor booths, food trucks, beer garden and new this year, a Wine Roundup.
The small and quaint town of Los Olivos – the jewel of Santa Ynez Valley located smack dab in the middle of Santa Barbara wine country – is a step back in time. Dating back to its origin in 1887, this historic town is a hub of award-winning wines, world-class cuisine and chic fashion and art.
The fun starts early with a 5K Fun Run and 1-Mile Kid’s Race sponsored by Platinum Performance (dogs welcome too!). Sign up online or the day of the race downtown at 6:30 a.m. Start times will be staggered for each group, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and all races wrap up at 9:30 a.m. with prizes awarded shortly thereafter. Hungry folks can stop by The Grange for a burrito breakfast put on by the members of Lucky Clover 4-H from 7a.m. – 11 a.m.
Then, the main street of Grand Avenue will be filled with vintage tractors, professional square dancers, musicians and animals for the local parade. Be sure to get there early to secure a prime view. Enjoy over 100 local vendors and food purveyors that will line the streets to display their goods for some original, local artisan shopping and eating. Parade Grand Marshalls this year will be Jim Lohnas and Puck Erickson-Lohnas, who have been honored many times for their tireless and selfless volunteer work in Santa Ynez Valley.
Find your favorite scarecrow at ScarecrowFest – displays made by local businesses – and listen to the Ruben Lee Dalton Band in the park. The new Kiddie Korral is planned at the north end of town in Saarloos Paark just behind the giant lemon serving lemonade and frozen lemonade by newcomers Los Olivos Lemons. Entry to the Korral is granted with a small donation with activities that include kiddie steer roping, giant yard games, face painting and…