Carlsbad to celebrate 35th annual Oktoberfest

CARLSBAD — Thousands of people will converge on Holiday Park on Oct. 7 to celebrate the 35th annual Oktoberfest organized by the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary and Carlsbad Rotary clubs.

The event runs from noon to 10 p.m. with dinner served until 8 p.m. A free shuttle service is available at The Shoppes at Carlsbad as 6,000 to 7,000 people are expected throughout the day.

Phil Urbina, co-chair of the event for the Hi-Noon club and Rotarian since 1985, said Oktoberfest has become a staple and community tradition.

“There’s lots of chicken dance, lots of dancing and lots of fun,” he said. “It’s like two events. During the day there’s more family and during the evening a more adult crowd. It has grown enormously and every penny we raise goes back into the community.”

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