The Carlsbad Village Faire

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The Carlsbad Village Faire returned for its 44th year, bringing in more than 100,000 visitors from all over, stretching 14 blocks along Grand Ave. from Carlsbad Blvd. to Jefferson St., and hosting approximately 900 vendors. The streets of Carlsbad were filled with plenty of intriguing sights and delicious smells, offering a variety of mouthwatering food and drinks, handcrafted arts and gifts, antiques, jewelry, unique clothing, home decor, plants, and more.

One of the most popular attractions of the fair was the international food court, featuring more than 50 booths serving everything from Hawaiian to Italian cuisine. The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad also provided delicious meals, continuing its more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot. The children’s area was also a hit, entertaining kids with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, and face painting.

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“The Carlsbad Village Faire is a celebration of Southern California culture and our community,” said Ted Owen, president and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

Twice a year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the fair in May and November. The next Village Faire will take place on Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more about other upcoming events in Carlsbad visit www.carlsbad.org.