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Holtville Carrot Festival, Holtville California

 

Holtville Carrot Festival Feb. 5-9, 2014 Carrot Carnival, Festival   holtvillechamber.org

Annual Event 67 Years in 2014

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.

Friday
6:30 p.m. -  Annual Chamber Of Commerce Banquet:
Featuring award of Citizen of the Year honors, and crowning of the Carrot Festival Queen, Princess and Junior Princess. 6:30 - 7 p.m. -  No-Host Cocktails. 7 - 8 p.m. -  Dinner. 8 - 9 p.m. -  Ceremonies and State of the City Address at I.V. Swiss Club. Tickets are $25.00 per person.
Saturday
2 p.m. -  2nd Annual Music Fest:
Hot Rods & Beer. Bands & Food Booths.

Sunday

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Holtville Rotary Club's "No Bones About It BBQ"
Get you BBQ plates for Super Bowl!

Monday
6 p.m.  Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Little Chef's and Junior Chef/Miscellaneous Division. Youngsters are invited to try their hand at cooking with carrots. At the Civic Center. Cooking Contest sponsored by Soroptimist Club.
6 p.m. Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Middle School and High School Divisions. At the Civic Center.

Tuesday
6 p.m. -  Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Salad, Vegetable and Main Dish Division. At the Civic Center.

Wednesday
6 p.m. -  Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Chef Breads, Desserts and Appetizer Divisions. At the Civic Center.


Thursday

3. & 6 p.m. -  Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
3 p.m. Senior Chef/Miscellaneous 6 Open Chef/Energy Saving and International Cuisine. At Civic the Center.
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. -  Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St.

Friday
3 p.m. to 11 p.m. -  Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St.
6 p.m. -  Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Sweepstakes Finals cook-off. At the Civic Center.

Saturday
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. -  Carrot Festival Mile & 5 K Races
To be determined at a later date.
9 a.m. till dusk: Arts and Crafts Fair
Craft, food and other booths in Holt Park.
10 a.m. -  Carrot Festival Parade
Featuring school children, bands, floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrians, Citizen of the Year, 2011 Festival Queen, Princess, Junior Princess and runner-ups . The route is west on Fifth Street from Maple to Cedar.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -  Student Art Show
Open during the day at the Civic Center.
1 (approximate): Trophy Presentation
Parade honors awarded at Gazebo in Holt Park.
12 noon to 4 p.m. Antique Tractor and Car Show
Classic cars and antique tractors at Hot Rods & Beer.
12 noon to 11 p.m. -  Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -  Entertainment in the Gazebo.

Sunday
11am –   Dia de la Familia Cook-off
9 a.m. till dusk: Arts and Crafts Fair
Arts & Craft booths in Holt Park & Pine Ave.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Entertainment in the Gazebo.
Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St begins at 11 am.

 

2014 Specific Events is approx. the same as the 2013 events listed below


66th HOLTVILLE CARROT FESTIVAL
2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Holtville Chamber of Commerce, 101 w. 5th St., Holtville, CA 92250 (760)356-2923 FAX (760)356-2925
EMAIL: holtvillechamber@yahoo.com WEBSITE: holtvillechamber.org
Friday, February 1, 2013
6:30 p.m.: Annual Chamber Of Commerce Banquet:
Featuring award of Citizen of the Year honors, and crowning of the 2013 Carrot Festival Queen,
Princess and Junior Princess. 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.: No-Host Cocktails. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Dinner.
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Ceremonies at Barbara Worth Resort. Tickets are $25.00 per person.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
12:00pm - 8:00pm: Carrot Festival "Battle of the Bands".
The event will be held at the Barbara Worth Resort with an outdoor venue and is a family
friendly atmosphere. Food will be available.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
11:00 a.m 2:00 p.m. Holtville Rotary Clubs No Bones About It BBQ
Get your BBQ plates for Super Bowl! Holt Park; $10.00 per plate
Monday, February 4, 2013
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Little Chef and Junior Chef/2 Divisions: MISCELLANEOUS and MAIN DISH. Youngsters are
invited to try their hand at cooking. Civic Center. Contest sponsored by Soroptimist Club.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Chefs/2 Divisions: MAIN COURSE and SALAD VEGETABLES. Civic Center; sponsored
by Soroptimist Club.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Chefs/3 Divisions: BREADS, DESSERTS and APPETIZERS. Civic Center; sponsored by
Soroptimist Club.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Little Chef and Junior Chef: DESSERTS and OPEN TO ALL AGES Division: OPEN
MISCELLANEOUS includes Energy Saving, International Cuisines and any other category not
previously done . Civic Center; sponsored by Soroptimist Club
3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St.
Friday, February 8, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St.
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Chefs Sweepstakes Finals cook-off. Civic Center; sponsored by Soroptimist Club
Saturday, February 9, 2013
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: Carrot Festival Mile & 5 K Races
Applications available in the Chamber office.
9:00 a.m. till dusk: Arts and Crafts Fair
Craft, food and other booths in Holt Park.
10:00 a.m.: Carrot Festival Parade
Featuring school children, bands, floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrians, Citizen of the
Year, 2013 Festival Queen, Princess, Junior Princess and runner-ups . The route is west on
Fifth Street from Maple to Cedar.
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Student Art Show
Open during the day at the Civic Center.
1:00 (approximate): Trophy Presentation
Parade honors awarded at Gazebo in Holt Park.
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Show.
Classic cars and antique tractors on Holt Ave.
12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Entertainment in the Gazebo.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
11:00am Until food runs out: FAMILY COOK-OFF DAY.
1st place $1000; 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $250.00 in Holt Park. Entry forms
available at the Chamber office. Any and all entries welcomed.
9:00 a.m. till dusk: Arts and Crafts Fair
Arts & Craft booths in Holt Park & Pine Ave.
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Entertainment in the Gazebo.



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