About Us
Kennedy & Associates

In 1974, Marine veteran and longtime resident of Carlsbad, Keith Kennedy, began a sidewalk sale to promote downtown Carlsbad businesses. By the 1990’s, this small event had grown to become the largest one-day street faire in the nation and launched Keith on a new venture of his own–managing street faires. As with the Carlsbad Street Faire, managing events on behalf of Chambers of Commerce and Downtown Business Associations became Keith’s forte, and his reputation spread through San Diego County. As Kennedy & Associates, he managed events from the City of San Diego up to and through north county.

In 1997, Brian Roth, son-in-law of Keith’s and newly retired from the Army, joined Keith in Kennedy & Associates. Over the next three years, Keith passed on his unique personal and organizational skills to Brian, Keith retired, and the next generation of Kennedy & Associates pressed on. Brian expanded and centered the company on north San Diego County events, to include Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista. But Keith’s legacy was always in the details of every event–provide vendors the best success (and care) possible, work seamlessly with the Chambers and Associations, and give the public a great experience.

Brian retired in 2016 and he sold and transferred Kennedy and Associates/Kennedy Faires to Rick and Chris Bauer, Brian’s long-time associates and new custodians of Kennedy and Associate’s long history of excellent client/vendor service. Rick and Chris possess years of experience in Marketing, Business Administration, Finance, Logistics, Event Planning and Customer Relations, and are dedicated to serving their client/vendor community. They have a passion for making things better for Kennedy’s vendors and clients. Collaboratively, along with their team, they have created work environments that encourages passion, creativity and great client/vendor experiences. Rick and Chris have devoted their lives to not only helping businesses succeed, but also to the hardworking people who have helped build those businesses. Their Associates who have contributed their skills and talents to Kennedy and Associates, is greatly appreciated. Since the inception date of Kennedy and Associates, Kennedy has expanded into new event areas within the Outdoor Event Industry by specializing in Outdoor Festivals/Fairs in San Diego County. Rick and Chris will continue to maintain the attributes and the values that Kennedy and Associates has established for so many years and are committed to creating a great experience for our valued clients.

Upcoming event schedule:

FESTIVALS ARE BACK, OPEN AND READY TO CELEBRATE THE REOPENING FOR 2021. APPLY NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT YOUR FAVORITE EVENTS!!!

A message from the owners of Kennedy Faires Inc./Kennedy and Associates, Rick and Chris Bauer. To our valued vendors: Kennedy Faires Inc. and the San Diego Event Coalition (SDEC) has had some great success is lobbying for the Outdoor Event Industry. The county of San Diego has approved to temporarily waive county temporary food permit fees to support the Event Industry/Community and the community as a whole. This significant decision, in addition to the Governor's decision to "Fully" open up our economy on June 15, 2021, will allow Outdoor Street Festivals to once again take part in the business recovery stage. Kennedy and Associates appreciates you all for hanging in there with us and enduring this hardship that will soon be over. We still remain positive and diligent as we all can see the light at the end of this tunnel. Be certain, that we will continue to pray for all of you and that we all will see greater and better days in the future. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our 2021 events. Thank you for hanging in there with us!

Kennedy Faires Inc. will update the site as we become aware of any 2021 schedule changes. Thank you for your understanding.

Our 2021 schedule:

  • Carlsbad Makers Market/a Crafter's Showcase March 6, 2021
  • Poway Americana Festival March 28, 2021-POSTPONED, New Date Aug 22, 2021
  • Carlsbad Makers Market/a Crafter's Showcase April 3, 2021
  • San Marcos Spring Fling April 11, 2021
  • Fallbrook Avocado Festival April 18, 2021-POSTPONED, New Date TBD
  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair April 24-25, 2021-POSTPONED to November
  • Carlsbad Makers Market/a Crafter's Showcase May 1, 2021
  • Escondido Street Festival May 16, 2021-POSTPONED, Contact Escondido Downtown Business Association
  • Vista Strawberry Festival May 30, 2021-Postponed and renamed. New date June 20, 2021
  • Carlsbad Makers Market/a Crafter's Showcase June 5, 2021
  • San Marcos Artisan Market June 13, 2021
  • Vista Berry Street Market June 20, 2021-New name and date for the Vista Strawberry Festival
  • ALL New Encinitas Farm + Craft Market (June/July 2021)
  • Carlsbad Art in the Village June 27, 2021
  • CARLSBAD STREET FAIRE July 25, 2021(New Sprg/Summer Date)
  • Poway Americana Festival August 22, 2021-New date
  • Oceanside Harbor Days September 18-19, 2021
  • Encinitas Chamber Oktoberfest Oct 3, 2021
  • San Marcos Harvest Festival Oct 10, 2021
  • Escondido Grand Avenue Festival Oct 17, 2021
  • Carlsbad Village Street Faire Nov 7, 2021
  • Encinitas Holiday Street Fair Nov 20-21, 2021
  • San Marcos Holiday Market Dec 5, 2021
  • Carlsbad Holiday Bazaar Dec 11 or 12, 2021
  • Our 2022 tentative schedule:

  • Poway Americana Festival March 27 or April 3, 2022
  • Fallbrook Avocado Festival April 24, 2022
  • Carlsbad Street Faire May 1, 2022