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2018 Taste of Carlsbad Village is October 11th

The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) is bringing you a night of food, fun, drink, and friendship at the Taste of Carlsbad Village presented by Mission Federal Credit Union on October 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Carlsbad Village.

The event will feature 35 local restaurants with either savory or sweet signature dishes, and 15 sip stops serving local craft beer and wines, including mead, fruit wine and sangria. Non-alcoholic options such as Kombucha and cold-brewed coffee will also be available.
Starting at 5:00 p.m. diners will stroll through downtown Carlsbad Village with their passport ticket in hand and sample signature dishes from each of the participating eateries. Some of the participating businesses, to date, include Barrel Republic; Bluewater Grill; Caldo Pomodoro; Campfire; C’est La Vie; Choice Juicery; Cicciotti’s; Compass; Coyote’s; Frescos 264; Gaia Gelato; Gregorio’s; Hennessey’s; Knockout Pizza; O’Sullivan’s; Park 101; Senor Grubby’s; Sleeping Tiger Coffees; Swirlicious; The Goods; Vigilucci’s; 83 Degrees, and more. Local craft beer and wineries will be at 15 different business locations for those with a Sip Stop ticket.
Tickets are $35 for “Food Only” or $45 for a “Food & Sip Stop” ticket allowing patrons to also sample craft beer and wine.
Must be 21 or older to purchase a Food and Sip Stop ticket. Tickets are available for pick-up at the CVA office the day before the event or at Will Call the day of the event.

To have a wonderful Taste of Carlsbad Village experience,
we’ve put together this helpful information sheet.
Please take a few minutes to read it in advance of the event.
Taste of Carlsbad Village is right around the corner on Thursday, October 11, 2018
from 5pm to 8pm. This event sells out in advance and only people with purchased
tickets can participate. A total of 750 tickets are sold in advance; there are no day-of
sales. Below is important information to help you make the very most of your event:
The Taste of Carlsbad Village is a self-paced event. You can start at whichever
participating location you wish and taste and sip your way through the Village. The
Passport is your key to the event. The event Passport (worn around your neck on a
lanyard) will be your map and guide to the participating restaurants, Sip Stops, and
music locations.
Bring in your registration confirmation with your QR Code, either in print or on your
phone, to pick up your Passport. You can pick up your Passport and lanyard at several
locations as outlined below. We highly recommend that you pick up your Passport in
advance of the event, so that you can start enjoying the amazing food being served as
soon as Taste of Carlsbad Village begins, without any delay!
Tuesday, Oct. 9 – 4pm to 7pm
Mission Federal Credit Union
710 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
*You can enter parking lot from Carlsbad Village Drive, heading West, or from Madison Street
Wednesday, Oct. 10 – 9am to 1pm
Mission Federal Credit Union
710 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
*You can enter parking lot from Carlsbad Village Drive, heading West, or from Madison Street
Wednesday, Oct. 10 – 3pm to 6:45pm
State Street Farmers’ Market
Carlsbad Village Association Booth
South end of the market at the State Street/Carlsbad Village Drive end cap
Thursday, Oct. 11 – starting at 4pm
Carlsbad Visitor’s Center
Carlsbad Village Association Office (Will Call)
400 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
CAN I PICK UP A FRIEND’S PASSPORT FOR THEM? Unfortunately, no. For obvious
reasons, only the buyer who purchased the ticket can pick up the passport. If a buyer
has purchased multiple tickets however – one for himself as well as for others in his
party – the buyer can pick up all the passports contained in his purchase. But, for
example, Bob Smith cannot pickup a passport for his friend Sally Jones.
SIP STOP ID CHECK: If you have purchased a Sip Stop ticket, you are entitled to
sample the amazing craft beers, wines, and mead at Sip Stop locations along the route.
You must be 21 or over to be issued a Sip Stop wristband. Bring a valid ID with you and
be prepared to have your ID checked at the event, prior to your first Sip Stop sample.
You can visit one of the ID Check Stations noted on your Passport, or you can show
your ID at your first Sip Stop location, or at the CVA Office/Will Call the day of the event.
With valid ID you will be issued a wristband which will provide you entry into the Sip
Stops. We follow all ABC licensing laws regarding Sip Stop locations.
PARKING: There are several public parking lots in the Village – two on Roosevelt
between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue and one on State Street south of
Carlsbad Village Drive. We highly encourage you to consider Uber, or carpooling, or the
Coaster whenever possible. There are bikes racks all over Carlsbad Village. For
locations of parking lots and bike racks, visit
HOW ABOUT THE KIDDOS? While there is no “lower priced” children’s ticket
available, your little ones can share an adult’s sample bite. Only one food sample per
ticketed person allowed.
DOGS: While Carlsbad Village is a very dog-friendly place, Taste of Carlsbad Village is
not a dog-friendly event. Many of the restaurants sample their signature bites inside and
dogs are not allowed inside. Best to keep the pups at home.
We would like to thank our title sponsor, Mission Federal Credit Union, for helping make
this event possible, and to our community sponsors, Toyota Carlsbad and Palomar
Mountain Water, for their generous support. And, it goes without saying that we owe a
huge thank you to the restaurants, Sip Stop vendors and their gracious hosts as well!