The Carrot Festival has begun starting with the Annual Chamber banquet that was held on Friday night that saw the crowing of the Carrot Festival Queen , Princess and Junior Princess, along with the State of the City Address and the award of the Citizen of the Year. Saturday was the Music Festival held at Hot Rods and Beer. Sunday was the No Bones About It BBQ in the park provided by the Rotary Club. Here we are on Monday and already the transforming of the park has begun. Tonight at the Civic Center will be the start of the Soroptimist International of Holtville Carrot Festival Cooking Contest. Tonight will feature Little Chen and Junior Chen and will start at 6pm. The Cooking contest will continue every night thru Thursday with the Sweepstakes on Friday. The Carnival starts on Thursday afternoon thru Sunday; The Carrot Festival Parade will be on Saturday. Hope to see you there.