Where is Lompoc? It's an hour North of Santa Barbara, hidden among the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez mountain range. It's removed from the major freeways - 22 miles from Highway 101 - and for that reason it is easy to bypass Lompoc. And perhaps it's just as well if you fancy swinging discotheques and extravagant resorts overflowing with crowds. But if your preference is for over a thousand acres of fragrant flowers, California's most perfectly restored mission, one of the ten best small wineries in the world and friendly people who stop to say "hello" to strangers, then Lompoc is your kind of town. We hope you will be one of the "strangers" that falls in love with Lompoc.
Visit the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce home page.
Come to the Flower Festival
Forty five years ago the farming community held it's Fourth of July Rodeo, and the Alpha Club held it's thirty third annual Dahlia Show. From this humble start developed what is now know as "The Greatest Little Free Festival in the West," featuring a parade, food booths, carnival, commercial center, arts and crafts show, all topped off by the spectacular flower fields. The admission and entertainment remain free. Five days of food, fun and festivities.
Come For The History
The Lompoc Museum focuses on the archeology and history of the Lompoc Valley and Santa Barbara County by maintaining exhibits, a research library, and sponsoring public programs. The Museum is located in the former Carnegie Library, Lompoc Historical Landmark No. 1, built in 1910.