Holtville Carrot Festival Jan. 30- Feb. 8, 2015 Carrot Carnival, Festival holtvillechamber.org
Annual Event 68 Years in 2015
Holtville Chamber of Commerce
101 w. 5th St.
Holtville or "The Carrot Capital of the World", celebrates carrots each spring (usually in February) with the annual Carrot Festival. It includes a carnival, parade, carrot cook-offs, and the Annual Dia de la Familia "Day of the Family", in Holt Park at 11am until the food is gone!
Carrot Festival's little and junior chef cook-offs include recipes carrot cheese and bacon dish or chicken and carrot casserole. The competition is open to kindergarteners through fifth graders, and there are other divisions, including the competitive adult division for salad, vegetable and main dishes. The event takes place at Civic Center in Holtville.
In addition to the recipes, the festivities and fun, the city selects a Carrot Queen and court annually. In2011 Trudy Gaddis was crowned queen. The court represents the chamber at different events throughout the year, including many at the Carrot Festival.
Music festivals, Rotary Club barbecue in Holt Park, a crafts fair and other events are part of the nine days of celebrating.
Schedule of Events
January 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Annual Chamber Of Commerce Banquet honors Citizen of the Year and crowning of Carrot Festival Queen, Princess and Junior Princess. Fee charged, contact chamber.
January 31, 2015, 1 p.m. Battle of the Bands at the Barbara Worth Resort
Sunday, February 1, 2015,
11 a.m. No Bones About It BBQ
Holtville Rotary Club sponsors this event which falls on Super Bowl Sunday and costs $10 plate
Monday, February 2 -6, 2015, 6 p.m. Carrot Festival Cookery Contest at Civic Center
Thursday, February 5, 2015 Carrot Festival Midway Carnival Opens
Holt & 6th St.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015