Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest

When: October 3, 2015
Time: 12pm – 10pm
Where: Holiday Park
(Between Carlsbad Village Dr & Tamarack)
Carlsbad, CA (map)
More info: Events website

Carlsbad Oktoberfest Highlights

The Carlsbad Rotary Club’s Oktoberfest will feature German food, live music, polka dancing, face painting, antique fire engines and a giant pumpkin patch. On average, about 8,000 people attend the Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest each year, which began in 1982. The festival takes place at Holiday Park in Carlsbad CA.

Proceeds from the German festival will benefit, the Carlsbad Hi-Noon and Evening Rotary clubs, the Boys and Girl’s Clubs of Carlsbad, and the Woman’s Resource Center. The Carlsbad Oktoberfest is the Carlsbad Rotary Club’s premier fundraising event.


Once again for the main course we are featuring authentic German food courtesy of Tip-Top Meats of Carlsbad. Bratwurst sausage, with sauerkraut and potatoes will be served.

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
BBQ Sandwiches
and more!

German Festival Lineup

Music and entertainment are scheduled at the big Gazebo for all day and into the night. Here’s a partial list of who’s playing:

12:15: TBA
12:35: Xcalibur Dancers
12:55: ZUltimate Martial Arts Demo
1:15: Evolution Dance Troupe
1:30: Pacific Coast Concert Band
2:00: Shotokan Martial Arts Demo
2:15: Pacific Coast Concert Band
2:45: Announcements
2:55: TBA
3:15: Carlsbad Community Showcase
3:35: TBA
3:45: German Music with Singer/Keyboardist Faith Page
4:45: Mayor’s Welcome & Announcements
5:00: The Bluebirds German Band
6:00: The Last Call Classic Rock Band
7:00: The Bluebirds German Band
8:15: The Last Call Classic Rock Band
9:15: The Bluebirds German Band
9:45: The Bluebirds & The Last Call

Fun Activities

Besides the great food and music, we have plenty of fun activities to share with your kids!

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

Parking & Shuttle Transportation

FREE Shuttle Bus Service from Westfield’s Plaza El Camino Real (SW Corner) parking lot.

Local parking is very limited – shuttle buses pick-up and drop-off at 20 minute intervals

First shuttle departs Westfield at 11:30AM and last shuttle leaves Holiday Park at 10:30PM