75th Annual Festival September 24-26, 2021
Annual festival in Los
Admission is FREE
Two-day Peddlers' Mart & Artisan Faire
Saturday Classic Car Show
Los Alamos is a small town that's been around and steeped in history for well over 100 years. It's seen a lot of transition but throughout its existence, has managed to maintain the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that make tourists want to pull off the I-101 Highway to explore. This annual festival, Los Alamos Old Days, has, for years, been announced on a road sign that gets updated and is visible for millions of motorists to see. While the organization that produces the big, annual event has been through a series of websites to promote it, that sign on the road seems to be one sure way to find out what's going on. In 2018 the past several years of steam seem to have faded a bit with the website down (as of 9/9/18) to announce the happenings of this year. So below is a general outline of how it usually goes down, year after year. Some changes may be in play, but generally, this is what's happened before!
We have attended this event. We ate food, were entertained by old-West themed characters who we took pictures of, saw old steam engines, classic cars, shopped at vendor booths and had a good time.Los Alamos Valley Old Days Car Show 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Classic Car Show along Bell Street (Hwy 135).
Kick-off Dinner & Dance Friday
Greatest Little Small Town Parade, Car Show and Peddler's Mart, Artisan Faire and Fun for the Whole Family. Celebrating Our Community. Admission is FREE and the public is invited to join residents and visitors who gather each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town's authentic Western heritage. Highlights of the LAVMC Old Days weekend-long celebration include Friday evening's Chili Kick-off Party & Dance, two-day Peddlers' Mart & Artisan Faire, Saturday's Car Show Deeply Rooted in the Community and Sunday morning's Greatest Little Small Town Parade. Los Alamos is located at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell Street); just an hour north of Santa Barbara and 20 minutes south of Santa Maria in the heart of ranch, farm and wine country.
Los Alamos Old Days is sponsored, coordinated and hosted by the all-volunteer, philanthropic Los Alamos Valley Men's Club dedicated to preserving the unique Western character and hospitality of the town of Los Alamos.
Additional support for Los Alamos Old Days is being provided by Visit Santa Ynez Valley VisitSYV.com
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.