The 2022 Buellton Wine & Chili Festival returns with a line up of wineries, breweries and spirits, along with retail vendors, live music, food trucks and a chili cook-off, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at Flying Flag RV Resort.

Local businesses and residents can participate in the annual Chili Cook Off to see who has the best chili or salsa in the valley. Local restaurants, nonprofit groups and community members are urged to enter and show their cooking skills.

To paraticipate, register at, or email for more information. There will be cash prizes for each of the three categories, Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa. 
Tickets to the event include chili tastings, a souvenir wine glass, unlimited wine, craft beer, spirit tastings, and live entertainment from Paradise Kings, DJ FIU and The Real Doug Lane, an award-winning American performer.

The Hot Chili Ticket at $55 is for all guests age 21 and older. For guests under age 21, the Mild Chili ticket is $20 with no alcohol.

Locals and visitors staying nearby can catch a ride on the Brew Bus for $25. The Brew Bus will be doing the following pickups in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria and Lompoc.

The Santa Barbara pickup will be at Figueroa Mountain Brewing, 10:30 a.m.; M Special Brewing Co. in Goleta, 11 a.m.; Figueroa Mountain Brewing in Santa Maria, 10:30 a.m.; and Solvang Brewing Co. in Lompoc, 11:15 a.m.

Weekend visitors to Lompoc can find lodging options at
For event information and to buy tickets, visit, or call the Buellton Chamber of Commerce, 805-688-7829.