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Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast


Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Main Event: Weekend Pass (9/29-9/30)   more info $150.00 $9.24
Main Event: Saturday (9/29)   more info $85.00 $5.67
Main Event: Sunday (9/30)
The Main Event, held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, will highlight the talents of winemakers, celebrity chefs, brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers, Sunset experts, and many more artisans and producers from Ventura to Santa Cruz who call the Central Coast home.

Chef Central

$85.00 $5.67
Sat.10:30 am: Chef Susan Feniger of Mandalay Bay (9/29)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sat.12:30 pm: Celebrity Chef Aarti Sequeira (9/29)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sat. 2:30 pm: Best of Santa Maria-Style Barbecue (9/29)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sun. 10:30 am: Chef Rick Moonen of Mandalay Bay (9/30)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sun. 12:30 pm: Battle of the Bay (9/30)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sun. 2:30 pm: Lamb Jam Finale (9/30)
The American Lamb Board’s Lamb Jam finale features chefs from San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC and Seattle who converge at SAVOR. Judged by Ted Allen, Emmy award winner, author and host of Food Network's Chopped, these four chefs will compete using cuts of lamb. The jam kicks off with a demonstration then the competition begins.

Winemaker Central

$20.00 $2.09
Sat. 11 am: Taste the Best of an International Region (9/29)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sat. 1 pm: Idaho Wine Commission (9/29)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sat. 3 pm: Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (9/29)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sun. 11 am: SAVOR Wine Highlights (9/30)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sun. 1 pm: What do the Experts Say? (9/30)   more info $20.00 $2.09
Sun. 3 pm: Does Your Glass Really Matter? (9/30)
A new twist on one of SAVOR’s most popular seminars! Learn from glass experts, Riedel and local Central Coast beer experts, Firestone Walker Brewing Company as you walk through a special beer tasting while you test the theory that the glass really does make a difference, even with your favorite brew. Participants will take home a set of Riedel beer glasses. This seminar will be held at the Main Event on Sunday, September 30 at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Special thanks to Seminar Sponsor – Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

Adventure Tours

$20.00 $2.09
Geocaching at Santa Margarita Ranch (9/28)   more info $65.00 $4.57
A Perfect Pairing with Edna Valley Vineyards (9/28)   more info $65.00 $4.57
Paso Robles Farm Tour (9/28)   more info $65.00 $4.57
Abalone Farm Tour and Lunch (9/28)   more info $65.00 $4.57
Behind the Scenes at Hearst Castle (9/28)   more info $65.00 $4.57
Point San Luis Lighthouse Tour & Lunch (9/28)   more info $65.00 $4.57
Epic Oyster on the Bay (9/28)   more info $65.00 $4.57
Secret Tomato Garden Tour (9/28)
With Sunset Garden Editor Julie Chai Discover the Secret Tomato Garden at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort. The Garden tended by local farm consultant Ralph Johnson and the Boutique Hotel Collection chefs, features over 65 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and variety of herbs. This produce is prepared served at Sycamore’s Gardens of Avila Restaurant, as well as at the other hotels, including the Cliffs Resort, Apple Farm Wine Country Inn, and the Sea Venture Resort. On this tour, the chefs and farmer will share tomato growing methods and recipe secrets for this heirloom dynasty. A "Fresh Picked" tomato-inspired lunch alfresco-style will be served in the Secret Garden and paired with outstanding local wines. After this marvelous culinary tour—enjoy a special deal to soak in a restorative hillside mineral hot tub at Sycamore. Special thanks to Adventure Tour Sponsor – Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort.

Special Events & Dinners

$65.00 $4.57
Opening Night: An Enchanting Evening at Hearst Castle (9/27)   more info $125.00 $7.87
Sunset Int’l Wine Competition Grand Tasting & Dinner (9/28)   more info $125.00 $7.87
Sunset Int’l Wine Competition Grand Tasting Only (9/28)   more info $50.00 $3.74
Paso Glow: A Culinary Experience at Windfall Farms (9/29)   more info $75.00 $5.12

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make lodging reservations?   
You should reserve your lodging ASAP because we are expecting most of the hotels in the county to sell out rather quickly. Visitors are encouraged to stay anywhere throughout SLO County since shuttle service will be provided countywide to and from the event. For a list of preferred hotel packages, visit    

Will there be transportation to the Main Event?
Complimentary shuttles will be available countywide to take visitors to and from the Main Event in Santa Margarita Ranch on Saturday and Sunday. For a complete list of shuttle information please visit

More Event Questions?
Visit the website, email us at, or call the San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau at 1-805-541-8000 between 9:00am – 5:00pm PST Monday through Friday.

I bought two tickets, and they both have my name on them. Will this be a problem?
No. The name on your ticket does not matter. Just make sure the bar code on your ticket(s) are not damaged when you print them out.

I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket?
Tickets ordered online are e-tickets.  Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

Do I need to PRINT out my tickets?
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I still don't see my order confirmation, what should I do?
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Terms and Conditions

Sunset Savor the Central Coast (”event”) is presented by Sunset Publishing Corporation and the San Luis Obispo Visitors & Conference Bureau (collectively, “Event Organizer”).

ALL SALES FINAL: No refunds, exchanges, or replacements: all events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. This ticket will not be replaced, refunded, or exchanged for any reason whatsoever.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Event Organizer accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for event cancellation or interruption because of inclement weather or other acts beyond its control. Event Organizer does not refund for cancellation due to inclement weather or other acts of god, terrorists, or other events beyond event organizer’s control.

MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER: All ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older. Holder voluntarily assumes all risk and dangers incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued (“event”), whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. Holder voluntarily agrees that event organizer and its sponsors, directors, owners, affiliates, employees, and agents acting by and through them, are expressly released by holder from any claim incidental to the event. Event Organizer is not responsible for lost or stolen articles at the event. All attendees are required to be age 21 or older. NO ONE UNDER 21 PERMITTED, INCLUDING INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN IN CHILD CARRIERS OR STROLLERS. This policy pertains to all events including Demonstrations, Seminars, Special Events and Grand Tastings. All ticket holder must be 21 years of age and older.

RIGHT TO USE YOUR NAME, VOICE, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS: By using this ticket, holder grants event Organizer and its affiliates and licenses the irrevocable, transferable, perpetual right and license to publish, print, display, record, and use (by photography, film tape, aural devices, and any other method or device) the holder’s name, voice, image, and likeness while at the event (the “recordings”), and use such recordings for any and all purposes, in any and all media now know or hereafter devised.

Lost/Stolen Merchandise: Savor the Central Coast is not responsible for and will not be held liable for any lost, stolen or damaged property or merchandise.

Security: No one will be permitted to remove products or merchandise from event sites without a valid Package Pass attached.

Alcoholic Beverage Container Policy: California State Liquor Law and Savor the Central Coast policy dictate that no open containers of alcohol are permitted to be removed from our licensed venues.

By purchasing this ticket you accept the terms and conditions.

Please taste responsibly and use a Designated Driver.

Ticket proceeds and sponsorships are considered donations to the San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau, a 501 c 6 non-profit tourism organization that promotes San Luis Obispo County.

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