Veterans and Vines is the first fencing tournament to showcase some of the best wines of Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast. This year's event includes competitions in Foil and Epee for Veteran Fencers (i.e. athletes over forty years old), with an afternoon reception following the competition. While fencing is the main item on the agenda, we want to make sure everyone enjoys their time spent in Santa Barbara. All participants will receive complimentary tastings from some of the area's premier wineries, as well as tickets for door prizes, commemorative wine glasses, and other SWAG. Proceeds will benefit the Central Coast Fencing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All USFA rules and regulations will be strictly enforced, and proof of USFA membership is required upon check-in.
Saturday, March 3, 10 am: Veterans Womens Foil
Saturday, March 3, 12 pm: Veterans Mens Foil
Sunday, March 4, 10 am; Veterans Womens Epee
Sunday, March 4, 12 pm: Veterans Mens Epee
$40 per event with pre-registration on askfred
$60 per event without pre-registration
Whole Foods - http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/santabarbara
Clif Bar - http://www.clifbar.com
Kunin Wines - http://kuninwines.com
Oreana Winery - http://www.oreanawinery.com/
Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail - http://www.urbanwinetrailsb.com/
Edible Santa Barbara Magazine - http://www.ediblecommunities.com/santabarbara/
Discounted lodging is available at the Hotel Santa Barbara, located a mere two blocks from the venue. Call the hotel directly and mention Veterans and Vines to book your room.
Pre-registration will be open until February 29, 2012. Visit http://www.presidiofencing.com/vetsandvines.html for more information.