Village Faire, Art In The Village, & Crafter's Showcase

Carlsbad Village Faire

May 6, 2018 / 8am-5pm & November 4, 2018 / 8am-4pm

Beautiful and balmy days in the coastal city of Carlsbad beckon you to the largest
one day street faire anywhere!

The Village Faire features over 850 unique vendors with a little of everything: arts & crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world, and more. Children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family!

Parking for this very popular event is limited, so visitors are encouraged to use the complimentary shuttles that run to and from the faire every 15 minutes. The shuttle pick-up locations are at the northwest corner of Sears at Shoppes at Carlsbad Plaza Camino Real (Highway 78 and Jefferson) as well as at the Poinsettia Coaster Station (Poinsettia exit off of I-5). There will be limited amount of handicap parking throughout the event.NEW DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES MUST APPLY AT LEAST 3 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE BOOTH SPACE REQUESTS IN FRONT OF THEIR STOREFRONT.

Apply Online Notice: Prices have changed

Download Application Application Information Faire Site Map


Art in the Village

2018 Art in the Village – August 12th – Sunday / 9:00am-5:00pm

Held on the second Sunday every August, the Carlsbad Village Association’s 20th Annual Art in the Village will take place on August 12, 2018. Last year’s event brought over 100 local and regional artists for a fantastic one-day, open air event. Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding areas, the event attracts thousands of residents and travelers by offering a diverse selection of fine artists in mediums such as oil painting, watercolor, photography, mixed media, new media, classical and contemporary sculpture, and more. Starting at 9 a.m. attendees browse exhibits, watch performance art, enjoy interactive demos, and listen to live music along State Street and Grand Avenue right in the heart of downtown Carlsbad Village, just two blocks from Carlsbad State Beach.

Note To Artists: If you do not currently have a Zapplication account – you will be prompted to register and set up your profile page as an artist when you go to the below link. There is no charge to the Artists for Zapplication

PLEASE APPLY HERE : ART IN THE VILLAGE – ZAPPLICATION Link Click on Green Button “APPLY TO THIS SHOW” found at the top right hand side of the Art in the Village event page. For a tutorial on setting up your profile account on Zapplication – please check out this information page and video – ZAPPLICATION – How To Apply


Additionally, we are accepting sponsors for Carlsbad’s Art in the Village. If you are interested in being a sponsor, for an application please contact us directly at The levels are as follows:

Platinum Sponsor/Title Sponsor: $3000

Gold Sponsor: $1500

Silver Sponsor $750



2018 Crafter’s Showcase – NEW MONTH for the HOLIDAYS!!

December 1, 2018 / 9am-5pm

New for 2018 – a move to December and to a Saturday! Crafter’s Showcase – highlighting the creativity of 50+ local and regional artisans in crafts, wood-working, 3D functional art, natural jewelry, fabric creations, and unique repurposed materials. All applicants are juried and only self-designed and handcrafted items will exhibit in this venue. We welcome you to join us for this artisanal event in the quaint and beautiful Village of Carlsbad, just a few blocks from the beach.


If you would like to be contacted when the new online application is active – please register here to receive an email alert.

NOTE: This show currently closed for Jewelry Category