Special Events at the Ballard Inn and Restaurant
Firestone Winemaker Dinner
Now is your chance to be part of the Inn Crowd!
Join us for a special 5 course wine maker dinner at
The Ballard Inn & Restaurant, featuring Firestone Wines
We will be filming an episode for Season 3!
Friday, October 11th at 6:30pm
$125.00 per person
(not including state and local taxes and gratuity)
Book with OpenTable
Now in its 32nd year, Taste of the Town is the original tasting event in Santa Barbara.
Over 1,000 guests attend for an afternoon of wine tasting, great food, and live entertainment.
Forty of Santa Barbara’s finest restaurants and forty superb wineries donate their delectable tasting specialties to the event – all to benefit the vital work of the Arthritis Foundation.
Santa Barbara County Celebration of Harvest Festival
October 12, 1 - 4pm
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
The highlight of the Celebration of Harvest Weekend is the Celebration of Harvest Festival on the grounds of the beautiful Rancho Sisquoc Winery in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine County in Santa Maria Valley on Saturday, October 12 from 1 - 4pm. More than 100 Santa Barbara County wineries gather to present their wines, often poured by the winery owners and winemakers themselves. The Festival also showcases some of the best local food from restaurants, catering companies and gourmet food creators.
General admission tickets are $75 per person, $85 per person at the door (if still available) and only $65 per person if purchased by August 15. A limited number of VIP Early Access tickets are also available for entrance at 12pm.
Halloween, Oct 31, 2013
The Ballard Inn will once again host our annual haunted house for the enjoyment of children and adults alike!!
The restaurant will be open and serving dinner from 5:30-9:00
The Ballard Inn is proud to feature the artwork of Santa Ynez Valley resident Gwen Cates. Her breathtaking paintings capture the beauty of our local landscapes, and are a wonderful way to commemorate your trip to the Wine Country. Please visit www.gwencates.com for additional information about this talented artist.
The Ballard Inn is centrally located in the heart of The Santa Ynez Valley making it the perfect location to stay to enjoy many of the wonderful celebrations the valley has to offer.
Old Santa Ynez Days
Day in the Country
Old Fashioned Christmas
Los Olivos Olive and Jazz Festival
Old Fashioned 4th of July
Solvang Christmas Parade
Taste of Solvang, Vintners Festival
Amgen Bike Tour
Century Bike Race
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