Santa Barbara is counting down to the debut of The Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival next Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
The festival combines polo, local wine, and music for a unique one-day experience.
This premier, full-day experience will feature two polo matches, great music and tastings from some of Santa Barbara’s finest wineries.
Attendees will live the polo lifestyle and be treated to an elegant atmosphere.
While not required, organizers encourage attendees to dress as you would for a typical polo game.
Think of the scene from the movie ‘Pretty Woman’ when they are at the polo match. For more information on polo terminology and dress code suggestions visit the official event page.
The festival is the first festival to be held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club general manager David B. Sigman said they were thrilled to be hosting the first ever Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival at their club.
“This is the first festival that we’ve held on the property and it is not only a perfect fit for our venue but also for our community in Santa Barbara,” Sigman said. “We are all looking forward to hearing the great music, tasting the delicious food offerings, drinking local wines and while watching the adrenaline sport of Polo. Please be sure to come out and enjoy the festivities with us.”
The event will include music performances by LP, Nick Waterhouse, Durand Jones & the Indications, Vieux Farka Toure and Macy Gray.
The Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival will also feature a careful curation of local food and wineries on site.
Festivalgoers will enjoy local contemporary California cuisine by Barbareno, Empanadas by Buena Onda and Asian-inflected American plates from The Black Sheep. Local wineries on site will include Happy Canyon Vineyard, Sanford Winery, Standing Sun Wines, Summerland Winery, August Ridge Vineyards and more.
GA, VIP, and Box Seat tickets are on sale now and start at $75.00 (plus fees and taxes).
$1.00 of every ticket sold will be donated to Notes For Notes, a non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys and Girls Clubs, offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free.
For more information, visit sbpoloandwine.com.