The Big Carlsbad Village Faire

I love flea markets and thrift stores where I can find props, old used kitchen utensils, candelabras and endless much more. For decoration, for shooting with them or very often just using what I buy.

I was thrilled when I read there is a street village fair in Carlsbad right when I was in San Diego. More than 850 vendors! Oh my goodness… lots to see, much ‘danger’ and hopefully not too overcrowded. I asked my better half if we could, maybe, if… we could go and eat at ‘TipTop Meats’ (a German restaurant and store he likes a lot). And yes, it was OK also for him and so with a lot of courage he ventured with me in the largest street fair I have ever been.

We walked up and down the streets, had same snacks somewhere and enjoyed the many stands with all sorts of products. Even real estate agents were there!

I was very much interested in the many photographers who used this place to sell their photography. I thought that is a great idea. Some were spectacular.. oftentimes also the pricing, I confess.

The fair was in the center of the city, near to the beach. There are two fairs a year, one in May and one in November, both the first Sunday of the month. It starts early in the morning at 8 am and ends in the afternoon at 4 pm. People are coming also from other states! Vendors, musicians, local businesses and handcrafted arts… also for children there is a lot to do. Hungry? We had something yummy to eat in the ‘International Food Court’. The only downer: parking is miserable. You have to drive around a little in the nearby neighborhood to find a spot right at the moment someone else leaves. Or you go to the nearby ‘The Shoppers’ or ‘Poinsettia Coaster Station’ and take a shuttle bus that is offered.

I enjoyed very much the fair, though I didn’t spend nearly anything, and my sweetie was alright, too. After the fair, there was still the stop at ‘Tip Top Meats’ restaurant…

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