2023 Carlsbad Oktoberfest
~ October 7 ~
The 41st annual Carlsbad Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 7, just 2 weeks from now!
Carlsbad’s popular annual Oktoberfest Family Fall Festival, for years traditionally taking place the 1st Saturday in October, will be held at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company. The festival runs from 12 noon until 8 pm.
Entrance fee (separate from food and drink) is $10 and paid at the gate, with children 5 and under free. Parking is complimentary. This is a cashless event. (graphic courtesy of Pixabay)
As in the past the 2023 Oktoberfest is sponsored by Carlsbad’s 2 rotary clubs – the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, and the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Carlsbad Rotary Clubs. There are other event sponsors, as well.
Come enjoy a traditional German meal from the well-known Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad. And of course, there will be a Bier Garten with draught and can beer and wine. You can purchase food and drink tickets in advance online.
The Oktoberfest DJ will provide music from 12 noon to 4 pm. Then Hazelnuss will provide live entertainment from 4 to 8 pm.
There will be a Kids Zone, Petting Zoo, and the popular Pumpkin Patch. And there are plenty of games, too, including a Stein-Holding Contest, a Musical Hut (hat) Spiel Contest (like musical chairs but with hats), a Wiener Toss, and more.
You might want to wear your best German outfit (e.g., Lederhosen) for the Best Dressed German Costume Contest.
Visit the Carlsbad Oktoberfest website for all the details and to purchase tickets for the meal, beer, and more online.
The Carlsbad Strawberry Company is at 1050 Cannon Road, just east of the I-5 freeway and opposite Car Country.