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The 41st Annual Oktoberfest Fall Festival at the picturesque Strawberry Fields in beautiful Carlsbad, California, was an enormous success, captivating the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Against the backdrop of lush strawberry and flower fields including the Southern California sunshine, this event had something for everyone to enjoy.

The festival showcased authentic German meals from the renowned Tip Top Meats, whose culinary mastery transported attendees to the heart of Germany. The aroma of bratwurst, sauerkraut, and schnitzel filled the air, making mouths water as they indulged in these delectable delights. Families and friends gathered under shaded canopies, indulging in this delicious cuisine, sharing stories and laughter.

For both children and adults, the event offered a wide range of activities that brought joy and excitement. The Chicken Dance-Off had participants flapping their arms and clucking like chickens in a spirited dance competition, while the Weiner Toss entertained everyone with its quirky challenge. The petting zoo was a favorite among the little ones, where they could cuddle and interact with friendly farm animals. The bounce area, pumpkin patch, and corn maze provided endless entertainment, and face painting transformed children into their favorite characters. A magic table added a touch of wonder and amazement to the event, leaving everyone in awe.

Live German music from the talented band Haselnuss added an authentic touch to the festival. Their lively tunes had people of all ages dancing and tapping their feet, infusing the event with the spirit of traditional German celebrations.

The festival also featured exciting opportunity drawings, offering attendees a chance to win fantastic prizes. Grand Pacific Exchange, Moonlight Glassing's Donald Takayama surfboard, and Legoland tickets were just a few of the coveted rewards that attendees had the opportunity to take home.

And, of course, the festival wouldn't be complete without the beloved Bier Garten. The beer garden featured an impressive array of beers on tap, including lagers, pilsners, Oktoberfest brews, and seltzer, satisfying the palates of beer enthusiasts. For those who preferred wine, Pegasus Estate Winery provided a diverse selection of wines, offering a perfect accompaniment to the hearty German meals.

As the sun began to set over the strawberry fields, the festival's lights illuminated the area, casting a warm, inviting glow. The sense of togetherness and celebration deepened, leaving attendees with memories they would cherish for years to come.

The 41st Annual Oktoberfest Fall Festival at the Strawberry Fields in Carlsbad, California, was more than just an event; it was a celebration of Rotarians, the community, culture, and the simple pleasures of life. With real German meals, a plethora of activities for all ages, lively music, exciting prize opportunities, and a wonderful selection of beers and wines, it was a day to remember in this charming corner of California.


Our Beneficiaries

100% of the proceeds from this year's Oktoberfest support the following charities and others supported by the Rotary Clubs of Carlsbad

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