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Carlsbad Oktoberfest

Chestnut Avenue and Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Region: North County Coastal

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Date: October 3 - October 3, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Price: Children - Free
Adult In Advance - $12
Adult Day of - $15

Venue: Holiday Park
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Be a part of this Carlsbad premier tradition with several hundred of your closest friends, family and neighbors for a day of great food, awesome music, and festive fun.

DJ Efraim Nunez will kick off the day's entertainment by spinning your favorite tunes followed by live bands starting with local favorites Faith Page, Bluebirds, and ending with The Last Call.

Fill your day with the famed Chicken dance performances, a delicious German meal, pretzels, and ice cold beers! There will also be entertainment and fun activities for kids of all ages, including a pumpkin patch where children can decorate pumpkins, jumpy houses, and a few fun surprises.

Children will enjoy the Oktoberfest pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating contest, inflatable jumpers, face painting, antique fire truck and much much more!

Great Food and Drink

We're featuring two meals this year...the traditional German meal of brat and sausage with potato salad and sauerkraut, and a lighter fare of grilled chicken and delicious sides.

Food booths will certainly satisfy your palette and include the following:

  • Pumpkin Pie and Fudge
  • Apple Strudel
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hot Pretzels
  • Kettle Korn
  • Cotton Candy
  • and more!

Music & Entertainment

We have some new musical treats this year, along with your favorites. Here's who will be at the big Gazebo:

  • 12:00 to 2:45 PM: DJ Efraim Nunez
  • 2:45 to 3:15 PM: Festive Familie costume contest
  • 3:15 to 4:30 PM: Faith Page (keyboardist/singer)
  • 4:30 to 5:00 PM: Announcements and Sponsor recognition
  • 5:00 to 5:30 PM: Bluebirds (German band)
  • 5:30 to 5:45PM: Mayor's Welcome
  • 5:45 to 6:30 PM Bluebirds (German band)
  • 6:30 to 7:00 PM: Fetching Frauline & Masculine Mann contest
  • 7:00 to 8:15 PM: The Last Call (rock band)
  • 8:15 to 9:15 PM: Bluebirds (German band
  • 9:15 to 10:15 PM: The Last Call (rock band)

Performers and Times Subject to Change.

Activities & Fun for Big (and Little) Kids

Besides the great food and music, we have plenty of fun activities for families.


  • Inflatable Jumpies
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Caricature Artist
  • Balloon Animals
  • Fire Engine
  • and more!


  • Festive Family Costume Contest
  • Fetching Fräulein Costume Contest
  • Masculine Mann Costume Contest
  • Dance the day and night away to the DJ and 4 different musical groups
  • Biergarten (of course!)

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