Staff Report


The Solvang Stomp, a wine harvest street festival, will return for its second year on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. on First Street next to Solvang Park.

Guests will have the opportunity to stomp grapes in vats barefoot, sip tastes from dozens of area wineries, dance to live music, “drink pink” in the “I Love Rosé Lounge,” and purchase food inside the festival area from popular area eateries.

They are also invited to participate in the Lucy & Ricky Ricardo Look-a-Like Contest based on Lucille Ball’s famous grape stomp episode on her TV show.

All “Solvang Stompers” will receive a souvenir logo wine glass and foot towel plus a ticket to win wine-related prizes.

 “Our inaugural 2018 event attracted 500 guests with 46 percent staying in a Solvang hotel, 60 percent purchasing wine or beer, and an impressive 75 percent shopped and dined locally, according to our after-event survey. Solvang CVB is proud to present this event to celebrate our local wine heritage,” said Tracy Farhad, executive director of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau.

General admission from 2 to 5 p.m. is $75 per person. VIP Stompers (limited to 250 guests) receive early admission at 1 p.m. and a private VIP area for $125 per person. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. They can be made at

The second annual Solvang Grape Stomp is presented by the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau with event production by Cultivate Events. For more information, visit