BUELLTON, CA, – February 01, 2020 – The 2020 Buellton Wine & Chili Festival will take place on Sunday, March 15th from 12-4:30pm. Guests are invited to sample from over 30 wineries and craft breweries from all over the Central Coast and 25+ chili and salsa cooks including local restaurants, at one of the first festivals of its kind. Currently in its 7th year, and selling out last year, the festival has consistently grown year over year with more Chili contestants and participating wineries each time.
The event takes place at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton, a glamping resort, and makes for a beautiful setting to enjoy a spring afternoon. The Chili Cook off is a community challenge and open to all local businesses and residents. The festival is family friendly with live music performances by the Dusty Jugs and the VineYard Byrds. Guest can also enjoy shopping from various local vendors, plus enjoy various games such as bocce ball, table tennis and cornhole.
The Hot Chili Ticket ($50) 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 $15 and includes unlimited samples of chili and salsa but no alcohol.
Proceeds from this event will go to scholarship funds that support various local programs including: local elementary and middle school PTSA, graduating High School seniors, Boy Scouts Troops, the Buellton Senior Center, and more.
If you’re planning a weekend trip to Buellton for the festival, there are various accommodation options to choose from. Visitors can stay at Sideways Inn, the sister property of Flying Flags and the iconic character in Sideways where Jack and Miles stayed at during their journey through Santa Ynez. For more lodging options please see: www.discoverbuellton.com/lodging-hotels
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, you may visit www.BuelltonWineandChiliFestival.com or call the Buellton Chamber of Commerce at (805)688-7829.
Buellton is located just north of Santa Barbara in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country and just 10 miles from the beautiful Pacific Ocean on Hwy 101. Surrounded by bucolic scenery and the rolling Sta. Rita Hills, Buellton is home to the famous “Sideways” movie. Known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, one will find the pioneer makers and masters of this wine right here in Buellton. The Craft Beer industry has also made its way into Buellton featuring two award winning breweries, Firestone/Walker, and Figueroa Mountain Brew Co. To the east is the quaint Danish village of Solvang and to the west is the town of Lompoc, home of Vandenberg Air Force Base. Still known for Pea Soup, Buellton has much more to offer and is an up and coming City with annual events centered around; wine, beer, food, arts, cycling, and more. www.discoverbuellton.com
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