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!

We have some great musical treats this year, along with some of your favorites.


Here's who will be at the Gazebo*:


Noon-4pm: DJ with music and games
2:45pm: Best German boy/girl contests
4-5:00 pm: The Bluebirds German Band
4:30pm: Best German man & woman contests
5:00 pm: Official welcome and Star Spangled Banner 
5:30-6:30pm: The Bluebirds German Band, with yodeling contests

5:45pm: Yodeling contests

6:30-7:30pm: The Last Call rock band
7:30-8:30pm: The Bluebirds German Band

8:30-9pm: The Last Call rock band

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



  • 2:45pm Best Dressed German Junge & Mädchen (*boy & girl) at the Main Stage

  • 5:45pm Yodeling Contest at the Main Stage

  • Oktoberfestive Inflatable Jumpies

  • Pumpkin Patch

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Face Painting

  • Caricature Artist

  • Fire Engine

  • and more!



  • DJ with games and music from noon to 4pm

  • Fetching Fräulein Costume Contest 4:30pm

  • Masculine Mann Costume Contest 4:30pm

  • 5:45pm Yodeling Contest

  • Dance to the Bluebirds German Band and The Last 
    Call rock band

  • Biergarten (of course!)

The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest

is Carlsbad's premier family event.  

Come enjoy the plentiful activities, authentic German food,
music, bier, and more!  The day's schedule is below...
Great Food
and Drink
Music & Entertainment
Activities & Fun 
for Big (and Little) Kids

Family Stage continued*:

Come see Ranger Jack, one-man-band and puppeteer! He'll be doing shows at the following times:


  • 1st show: 1:30-1:55

  • 2nd show: 2:30-2:55

  • 3rd show: 3:30-3:55

  • 4th show: 4:30-4:55

  • 5th show: 5:30-5:55

  • 6th show: 6:30-6:55



*NOTE: Performers and times subject to change. Stay tuned as we update this area often!

There is a lot of fun in store this year, and we don't want you to miss a thing. 


Click on the link below for a map of the 2018 Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest Holiday Park Layout.


Holiday Park Oktoberfest Site Map

Holiday Park Map




Be prepared with current information for you and your loved ones in case of an emergency!


All information is given to you on a printout at this event.

  • All 10 fingerprints

  • Important medical information

  • Digital photo

  • Personal identification information

  • Important emergency contact information


Child ID is FREE with your 2019 Carlsbad Oktoberfest Admission Ticket. BUY TICKETS NOW AND SAVE $


Oktoberfest Child ID event is provided to you by your Thrivent Financial representatives, Jeff Crane, Rob Briones, Scott Morgan, and Jess Reimnitz.


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Here's who will be at the Family Stage*:


Get excited for Bach to Rock Encinitas - America's Music School , performing at the Family Stage from Noon to 1pm.