Sideways Fest Events

We hope you can join us all of our unique Sideways Events!
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Sideways Movie Experience

Featuring Q&A Panel with
Sideways Movie Personalities and Wine Tasting
(Special VIP Seating is Available)

Friday, October 18th • 6 - 10 p.m.

VIP Tickets $100 - SOLD OUT 

General Admission $75 - STILL AVAILABLE 

Tickets at the door will be $85 (No VIP Tickets will be sold at the door) 

This is a Limited Ticket Event 

Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special "Sideways" Movie Experience under the stars at the  Solvang Festival Theater.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting hosted by wineries featured in the movie, Hitching Post Wines, Fiddlehead Cellars, Margerum Wines, Kalyra and Sanford Winery.

Before you head into the event, take a photo in The Sideways Saab that will be parked out front.

Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley. Hitching Post II Restaurant & Winery owner Frank Ostini, Fiddlehead Cellars owner Kathy Joseph and author Rex Pickett will make up part of the panel along with a few surprise guests.

After the movie return to the outdoor gardens for a few more sips of wine to cap off your evening.

VIP Tickets are $100 and include special premium seating during the Sideways Q&A Panel and Sideways movie screening. These are the best seats in the house! You will also receive a goodie bag to enjoy during the movie. Limited seating.

General Admission tickets are $75

Gates open at 6 p.m • Wine tasting begins at 6 p.m. • Q&A Panel will begin at 7:15 p.m. • The Sideways movie screening will begin at 8:15 p.m.

All guests must be 21+. Rain or shine event. No refunds.

The Solvang Festival Theatre is located at 420 2nd Street in Solvang.
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Sideways Shuttle Tour

Saturday, October 19th • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$60 per person • Only 4 Tickets Left! 

The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn (114 E. Highway 246 Buellton).

Guests will hop on our Shuttle and experience the Sideways Tour first hand!

Tickets are $60 and include (1) seat on the shuttle, wine tastings from Fiddlehead, Sanford, and the Hitching Post Winery, and an Aebleskiver tasting from Solvang Restaurant.

We have special stops that include:

Sideways Inn 
Guests will get to see the room that Jack and Miles stayed in. Enjoy a taste of Fiddlestix Sauvignon Blanc to start your day.

Peake Ranch  
Visit the old Sanford Tasting Room, the  location of Jack’s first visit. Enjoy a taste Sanford Pinot Noir while enjoying the views of the Sta. Rita Hills vineyards and country side.

This is where Miles expounded to Jack on how to taste wine, ending the scene with “Are you chewing gum?”

Hitching Post II
 Jump on the Bus and cruise by AJ Spurs where Jack charmed his very willing waitress, on your way to the Hitching Post II Restaurant to meet up with owner and Highliner winemaker Frank Ostini.

Enjoy Maya’s favorite Highliner Pinot Noir, get some great photo opts of the Ostrich Farm, the Sideways table, the Hitching Post bar and with The Sideways Saab.

Solvang Restaurant 
Head for Solvang where you will be treated to an aebleskiver tasting at The Solvang Restaurant where Jack and Miles had breakfast.

Then enjoy some time in Solvang on a self-guided tour or get tickets to Solvang’s annual Grape Stomp. to do a little stomping of your own.

At 5 p.m., jump back on the Shuttle to return to The Sideways Inn to end your day!

Complimentary wine tasting and Aebleskiver tasting is included with this tour!

The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn (114 E. Highway 246 Buellton). You are welcome to find your own way home should you decide to extend your visit in Solvang. The shuttle bus will leave promptly at 5 p.m. to head back to Sideways Inn in Buellton.
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Sideways Wine Festival

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Sunday, October 20th • 12 - 4 p.m.
River View Park (151 Sycamore Dr.) • Buellton

General Admission - $55

Tickets at the Gate will be $65 

The Sideways Fest ends with a bang on Sunday, October 20th with our inaugural Sideways Wine Fest at River View Park in Buellton!

The Sideways Wine Festival will take place from 12 - 4 p.m. and feature over 40 Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County wineries on site for you to sample from! Enjoy tastes from local craft breweries as well.

Tickets are $55 and include tastings and a souvenir glass.

Food will be available for purchase in our food court at the event. Enjoy live entertainment, a Merlot tasting, The Sideways Saab photo booth, and other movie activities.

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The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.
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