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Gaucho Festival

  • Behind the Library, Mountainside, University of California, Santa Barbara University Road Isla Vista, CA, 93117 United States (map)
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Join us for a day of fun with your familiar favorites, the Gaucho Gallop 5K and Kids 1 Mile Dash, the Kids Zone and the new and improved Taste of UCSB Garden.

This family friendly festival is located in the new location next to the UCSB Library and includes fun for all ages.

9:00 AM     Gaucho Gallop 5K

10:15 AM     Kids 1 Mile Dash

10:00 AM    The Kids Zone which will remain open until 3:00 PM

12:00 PM     Taste of UCSB Garden: A showcase of alumni vintners and breweries

The whole event is open to all to enjoy with food vendors, music, the kids zone and much more!


Taste of UCSB Garden

Sample Gaucho brews and wines in style at the Taste of UCSB Garden.  Providers include August Ridge Vineyards, Beachwood Brewery, Draughtmen Aleworks, Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Giessinger Winery, Hollister Brewing Company, M Special Brewery, Municipal Winemakers, Third Window Brewing Company and Whitcraft Winery.

Kids Zone

The action starts early at the Gaucho Festival with Kids Zone opening at 10:00am.  Choose from a multitude of engaging activities for the whole family including a 26' climbing tower, earthquake simulations, the UCSB Brainiacs, liquid nitrogen ice cream, LEGO Robots, Physics Circus and The REEF.

Food Options

The Gaucho Festival will have plenty of options to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.  Vendors include Beans BBQ, Heat Culinary, Kona Ice, SB Popcorn, Taco Aarons, and Woodstocks.

Kids Festival Sponsored By:

Gaucho Gallop Sponsored By:

Earlier Event: April 28
Gaucho Gallop 5K & Kids 1 Mile Dash
Later Event: April 28
Gaucho Grown Showcase