celebrates Old Days in September each year to
commemorate the history of this interesting
community in Santa Barbara County. Several hundred
miles from Southern California is the quaint town
which was once a stage stop for travelers heading
north and south. This community offers a simple
alternative to the busy, busy life most city folks
experience. A few streets, antiques and relics
of the earlier days, bars, corner stores and
everything from trailer homes to ranches make this
hidden treasure a place to relax and smell the roses
(or wine grapes which are increasing in numbers day
Old Days Celebration
is an annual event which has been held for over 55
years. It usually features three days of barn
raising, foot stomping entertainment with an evening
dinner, some fiddling and a chili cook-off one
evening, a Saturday morning pancake breakfast, a
classic car show, a parade with floats and
entertainment from local and guest performers such
as the famous "Monty Montana Trick Roping Display".
Food vendors selling peach tea, red beans and spicy
Cajun crawfish and Creole, crafters selling hand
made items and some classic vehicles and tractors.
Smack dab in the middle of town, you could walk the
length of the event in a very short time. It's
the type of event we seek for its ease of access,
price (free), and camaraderie.
Places to stay nearby include several hotels in Los
Alamos plus many nearby in Santa Maria, Solvang,
Buellton, Lompoc and Los Olivos, the names you may
not hear of until you visit our web site. So
please explore and think about visiting next year.
By the way, leave Armani, Gucci and Dior at the door
before you head out for this adventure. You
won't need them until you get back home.
Where to stay? Lompoc,
Solvang, Buellton and Santa Maria all make great
options for your visit to Los Alamos.