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The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is November 7, 2021

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Carlsbad Village Street Faire ~ November 7, 2021


Carlsbad sign in Carlsbad VillageAfter being canceled in 2020 due to COVID, one of the area’s favorite arts and crafts fairs returns to Carlsbad Village on Sunday November 7th. The fair is sponsored by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.


The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is supposedly the largest outdoor 1-day fair in the US. Held annually in the spring and fall, the fair will run from 8 am until 4 pm.


The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is held in the heart of the Village, along Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson. Because of the size the fair also spills over onto side streets including State Street. You’ll see signs warning everyone about this upcoming special event, since much of the parking on these streets will not be available due to the fair. (photo from a prior art fair)


art fair in Carlsbad Village


The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is pretty impressive. With over 750 vendors, one could say there is (probably) something for everyone.


As a result, you can plan on a crowd of thousands enjoying clothing, art, crafts, gift items, home goods and accessories, collectibles, plants and garden items, antiques, products from around the world, and so much more.


If you actually tire of visiting all the vendors you can explore the restaurants and retailers in the Carlsbad Village area on the side streets, including the popular Village Faire Shopping Center just north of the railroad tracks at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive.


And the Carlsbad beaches are just a couple of blocks away for a walk before or after.


You should expect parking to be very limited due to the crowds, with many spaces taken up by Carlsbad Village Street Faire vendors, so arrive early. The good news is parking is free in Carlsbad.


You might make it easy on yourself and take advantage of the free shuttles offered throughout the day at roughly 15-minute intervals. Shuttles leave from the parking lot at the northwest corner of Sears at The Shoppes at Carlsbad (at the 78 and El Camino Real/Marron Road), and the Poinsettia Coaster Station on Avenida Encinas between Palomar Airport Road and Poinsettia.


As in the past, the Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will be hosting their popular pancake breakfast, a tradition for the last 25 years. The breakfast is at the Carlsbad railroad depot.


You can also enjoy the beer and wine garden with live music, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carlsbad.


What a great opportunity to get started with your holiday shopping, and perhaps some great finds for yourself.

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Comments (17)

John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS the Carlsbad Village Street Fair is a great fun event to attend on November 7, 2021.

Oct 16, 2021 06:10 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS looks like a fun day . Love your local posts !

Oct 16, 2021 06:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's a pretty popular event John Pusa and we have been a couple of times. Won't be able to make it this year!


Oct 16, 2021 07:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the kind words Hannah Williams 

I always appreciate when you stop by to visit!


Oct 16, 2021 07:51 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jeff - that is really great news.  It is good that the the Carlsbad Village Street Faire will be back this year.

Oct 17, 2021 03:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... 750 vendors! That's an amazing number. I just bet people in and around Carlsbad are looking forward to the return of the Faire. Hope you get to enjoy it yourself.

Oct 17, 2021 04:55 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This sounds like quite an event and with that many vendors, there surely will be something for everyone.

Oct 17, 2021 05:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Enjoy the fall events.

Oct 17, 2021 07:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jeff- this is exactly where I would go if I lived even near Carlsbad!!!  I bet there will be a big turnout. 

Oct 17, 2021 10:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am certain this will be well attended.  We are all hungry to be out and about, to meet people and to talk face to face.  A

Oct 17, 2021 11:02 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff good to see you are able to enjoy Fairs right up to the Winter months.

Oct 17, 2021 11:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nina Hollander, Broker 

We have been several times and it is HUGE....too much for take it all in. Won't be there this year - will be heading home from Kauai that day.


Oct 17, 2021 05:03 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's pretty impressive Brian England  We've been to both the spring and fall versions in the past and it's amazing how much there is to see!


Oct 17, 2021 05:06 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you for the kind words Roy Kelley 

Kathy Streib  I believe they normally seen 10s of thousands of people.


Oct 17, 2021 05:07 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - It is so nice to see things getting back to normal.  Because of all the containers stacked up in Long Beach,  Now is the time to shop locally.  Local or American-made merchandise is ready for purchase now!

Oct 18, 2021 04:03 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No doubt there will be tons of people there, Ron and Alexandra Seigel . And people ARE enjoying being out I think.

George Souto  It's a great time of year for a fair...and we can have them year-round other than when it's raining! I'm hearing we are going to be getting more rain this fall/winter due to La Nina. We'll see.


Oct 18, 2021 05:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff , Diane and I went to it a hundred years ago... now sadly we do not want to be near anyone... and that is because of being scarred to death and 19 months of being in lockdown mode...Endre

Oct 22, 2021 11:21 PM