Staff Report

Although the Buellton Chamber of Commerce wasn’t able to host its normal Winter Fest activities this year, they were still able to host a Farmer’s Market with a little touch of Christmas.

The City of Buellton, Parks & Rec, Buellton Chamber and Visitors Bureau brought joy to those who came to the Farmer’s Market. Guests got to take a socially distanced photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers, children wrote letters to Santa and grabbed a craft kit to take home while parents picked up a few things at the Farmer’s Market. 

The Chamber also hosted its first Poker Run on Dec. 5 as another fun activity to do in a safe manner. 

“We had a great number of participants from local and out of town who came to participate in our First Annual Poker Run,” said Kathy Vreeland, executive director of the Buellton Chamber. “They spent the day visiting the stops along the run and enjoyed venturing around Buellton and learning more about our city.” 

Vreeland said she also thanked the event’s sponsors and locations for hosting people on their property as a stop along the Poker Run. Among them were Mendenhall Museum, Ostrichland USA, The Tavern at Zaca Creek, Santa Ynez Valley Marriott and the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden.

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