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2018 Carlsbad Village Faire Will be November 4th in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Village Faire 2018 is November 4th in Carlsbad


Fall events in Carlsbad are plentiful – we’ve already had the popular Oktoberfest and the Super Hero Obstacle Race this past weekend, the Carlsbad Pumpkon Patch and Corn Maze are open, with the Pumpkin Plunge coming on the 20th – and it’s almost time for one of arts and crafts lovers’ favorite fairs during the year, the Carlsbad Village Faire.


It’s Sunday November 4th, just a month from now.


Carlsbad Village signThe 2018 Annual Carlsbad Village Faire takes over downtown Carlsbad Village, on the north side of Carlsbad Village Drive along State Street and Grand Avenue, and on neighboring streets, covering roughly a 14-block area. It’s just like mobile mall!!


The Carlsbad Village Faire is reportedly the largest 1-day outdoor street fair in the country, attracting around 100,000 attendees. Arts and crafts lovers know this fair takes place twice a year, in May and November.


The 2018 Carlsbad Village Faire, in its 44th year, will open at 8 am and lasts until 4 pm. I hate to mention the approaching holidays, but they are, and so you can experience some great shopping opportunities, with more than 800 vendors offering just about anything you can imagine! Just imagine – home accessories and furnishings, clothing, art, antiques, plants, household products, and so much more.


You certainly won’t get hungry at the Carlsbad Village Faire, with more than 50 booths of all sorts of food (e.g., Hawaiian, Thai). There will be plenty of live music, as well as the always-popular Rotary Club of Carlsbad traditional beer and wine garden with live bands and large screen TV.


A more-than-25-year tradition continues with the Kiwanis Club’s popular pancake breakfast at the Train Depot, just a short distance from the heart of the Village Faire. You can enjoy the breakfast between 7 am and 12 noon, with sausages, pancakes, orange juice and coffee.


Carlsbad Village Faire


There will be plenty for kids to enjoy, too, including a rock climbing wall, a bounce house, a super slide, face painting, and arts and crafts activities.


If you actually get tired of the Carlsbad Village Faire, there are abundant shops and restaurants along State Street, Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive to explore throughout the day. Plus our beautiful Carlsbad beaches are only a couple of blocks away, too!


Given the popularity of this event you can expect parking will be a challenge (remember, parking is all FREE in Carlsbad Village). A great alternative is to use one of the 2 FREE shuttles. The shuttles run from the northwest corner of Sears at The Shoppes at Carlsbad (formerly the Westfield Mall) near the 78 and El Camino Real, and from the Poinsettia Coaster Station on Avenida Encinas (go north from Poinsettia Lane off the 5 freeway). Shuttles will run every 15 minutes.


There is also handicapped parking at the Visitors Center (the Train Depot) and the Village Faire shopping center close to all the action.


Don’t miss one of North San Diego County's biggest and best outdoor one-day fairs Sunday, November 5th in Carlsbad Village – fall is a beautiful season at the beach in Carlsbad, and the Carlsbad Village Faire 2018 promises to be another winner following decades of success.


44th Annual Carlsbad Village Faire

Sunday November 4

Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad CA


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Comment balloon 15 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • October 09 2018 03:27AM


Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS who doesn't love a great fair?  What a shame that you won't be there to enjoy it, though...darn Boston...I bet you'll have fun there though!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 2 months ago

Hi Jeff... this would be a fair I'd definitely attend if I were closer to Carlsbad. Of course, that weekend I'll be in Boston.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 2 months ago

Good morning Jeff. If I were closer, the wife would make me attend! Enjoy the event!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 2 months ago

Good morning Jeff - Fall is a great time for street fairs.  We just had ours last weekend.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 2 months ago


Like everyone else who has commented, it would be fun to attend this faire.  We will be somewhere else. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 2 months ago

Jeff our out door Fairs are over, but I am hoping to enjoy a couple of our local pumpkin patches.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 2 months ago

Jeff Lisa Von Domek  stole my thunder, I should have been here earlier commenting but I was managing the Red Sox & Yankees game:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 2 months ago

Wow...that's a claim to fame..largest street fair in the country ...good exercise and what fun !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 2 months ago

LOL I thought the same exact thing that Lisa Von Domek & Endre Barath, Jr. said! We'll be happy to have you in Boston instead!

But, I'm sure those in Carlsbad will love the Carlsbad Village Faire!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 2 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS Jeff Dowler, CRS and Endre Barath, Jr. we will all be having a toast to celebrate Boston very soon!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 2 months ago

I know it's a supreme sacrifice giving up the fair Lisa Von Domek but someone has to do it.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 months ago

I haven't been to this one in a while but it's a good one Nina Hollander . Boston will be great fun!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 months ago

Wayne Martin  Now THAT would be fun. But we'll be thinking of you!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 months ago

Grant Schneider  So true. There is something every weekend.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel True for me, too!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 months ago

Gotta get ready for that big holiday George Souto !!

Duty comes first Endre Barath, Jr. 


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 months ago