The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Culinary Crawl … a Taste of Carpinteria will be held on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, in downtown Carpinteria.

New this year, opening festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a Welcome Prosecco Toast at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. Wearing embossed Keepsake Aprons, 300 patrons will then hit the pavement in downtown.

Also featured this year, the Rail Alley will be set up in downtown and Crawlers can meet the chefs while sampling their Tasty Tapas.

The Culinary Crawl … a Taste of Carpinteria will serve as an economic stimulator to the local economy, providing a fun dining experience while increasing visibility and multiplying sales.

“We are thrilled to once again bring this exclusive business friendly event to Carpinteria, designed to boost our restaurant’s customer base and multiply sales by increasing their visibility with new customers, loyal patrons, and playful tourists,” said Joyce Donaldson, president/CEO of the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Culinary Crawl participants will enjoy Tasty Tapas from local eateries including Nutbelly Pizzeria, Phoevermore, Reynaldo’s Bakery, Rincon Brewery, Siam Elephant, The Food Liaison, and Uncle Chen Restaurant.

The After Party at the Carpinteria Arts Center will feature Arts, Eats, and Beats, where guests will enjoy music and dancing in the Art Center’s contemporary new courtyard while sipping and sampling an array of desserts and small bites from Chocolats du CaliBressan, Delgado’s Mexican Restaurant, Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels, McDonalds, Rincon Coffee Roasting Company, and Teeccino Café.

Spirits will also be available from Carpinteria Wine Company and Island Brewing Co.

Tickets for the crawl have sold out the past two years. Tickets can be purchased at

— Joyce Donaldson for Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce.