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Holtville Chamber Logo for webTime to put your teams together and create your best dish for the 2016 Carrot Festival Tailgate Cooking Contest, Sunday, February 7, 2016

Entry fee of $50.00 includes the booth space for your team

Booth spaces will be set up on the 500 block of Holt Avenue.  Spaces will be assigned by event organizers and will be available at 8am Sunday morning, but must be set up by 10am.  Serving shall begin at 12:00 noon and must continue until at least 3:00 pm (the Super Bowl starts at 3:30 pm).  Judging will begin at 12:30.

Health Department – Application for a Temporary Food Facility Permit must be filled out and turned into the Chamber Office by January 20, 2016, with an additional $15.00, which goes to the Health Department for processing.  If received after the cutoff date, there will be an extra $75 charge which goes to the Health Department also.

A City of Holtville Business License will be required. License fee is $25.

All forms are available at the Chamber Office.

For a complete listing of the rules, call the Holtville Chamber of Commerce (760) 356-2923.



Holtville Carrot Festival New Ride

Holtville Carrot Festival New Ride

1001 Nachts NEW

Our European 1001 Nachts ride is a spectacular bright ride on the midway and is a thrill to fairgoers. It is a platform ride that goes completely up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomach behind. This colorful attraction is also energy efficient as it has been equipped with state-of-the art LED bulbs.


The Orbiter is an exciting teen ride which features 4 twirling arms holding three spinning seats each. This Italian made ride twirls riders around until their seats are perpendicular with the ground below, quite the sight day and night.


Thrill-seekers have touted this ride as one of the Midway’s “craziest!” On the Footloose the ride’s two gigantic arms loop counter-clockwise to each other, turning completely upside down. Riders are secured by over the shoulder harnesses while their legs dangle free in the open air. This ride is sure to thrill even the bravest of riders.


The Zipper has been one of the Midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults.  There’s more spinning going on with the Zipper than an out of control top. While the ‘cages’ holding two passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spins independently and the entire boom turns, too.  Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more.


The Grand Carousel

For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Grand Carousel is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 38 foot Americana Themed Carousel features 36 jumping horses, and 2 chariots.  Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!


 Kite Flyer NEW

The Kite Flyer is an unusual amusement ride where, instead of sitting, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to “Earth”.

 Eagle 16        

A staple of the American Midway, this 16-seat ferris wheel has eight front facing cars holding two riders in each.  It offers both a gentle ride around the 360-degree vertical circle and a thrilling view, as riders are lifted high above the ground and able to see for miles.

  The Starship 3000

The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as The Starship 3000 sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, The Starship 3000 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Starship for one wild ride.


Zig and zag your way to an amazing time on the Scrambler. Families delight as they spin in two directions at the same time. The Scrambler has 12 seats each seat capable of holding 3 people. The main frame spins as each arm of seats spins independently, creating a feeling of funky flight. The Scrambler also features Deluxe Lighting and programmed incandescent “Ultra Lights.”

 Giant Slide

No festival would ever be complete without a slide! Kids of any age enjoy the thrill of this giant slide as they sail down the undulating path.  Passengers climb a stairway, higher and higher to the top of the slide and then laugh and squeal with delight as they sail to the bottom.

 Moonwalker Funhouse

The Moonwalker Funhouse takes you on a musical journey of epic proportions. This Michael Jackson themed walk-through attraction is a thrilling trip through a maze of unusual sights and sounds! Inside and out. Moonwalker Funhouse is an eye-catching show, complete with Michael Jackson music, lights and picturesque scenery! Day or night, Moonwalker will prove to be a favorite of funhouse enthusiasts


 Lolli Swing NEW

Enjoy all of the fun of the sweet colors and savory sensation of a lollipop without the calories and sugar! This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.

Balloon Samba from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

Manufactured in Italy, this kids ride features hot air balloon carriages and is truly a marvel to look at. The bright lights make it especially magnificent to look at during the evening. The Balloon Samba seats32 children in  6 air balloons. Fluffy white cloud cut-outs and bright, smiling suns grace the safety barrier and give kids the illusion of floating up in the sky.

 Jumping Jumbos

Adding yet another humorous touch to the Midway are our Jumpin’ Jumbos. This cadre of eight comedic elephants rise into the air and then gently descends while rotating from a center tower.

 Quad Runner

The Quad Runner is great for first time riders. Souped up 4-wheelers seat two children each and travel in a circle.

 Dragon Wagon from Michael Jacksons Neverland Ranch

The Dragon Wagon is a kid size coaster. Riders travel in an undulating circle around a raised track. The coaster cars are themed like a dragon and each section of its body hold two passengers.

 Dizzy Dragon

On the Dizzy Dragon four magical dragons welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers can move the ride at their own pace by turning a giant steering wheel inside the dragon’s belly spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves as well. This ride is a great introduction for ride enthusiasts in training before stepping up to the Tilt A Whirl.

 Cycle Jump

Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Cycle Jump is an umbrella ride with mini motorcycles to ride in which travel in a 360 degree rotation. This ride will bring out the little grease monkey in any child!



With the 69th annual Carrot Festival drawing near, the Holtville Chamber of Commerce has released their schedule of events. Please contact the Chamber directly for additional information by calling (760) 356-2923.

Friday, January 29, 2016
6:30 p.m.: Annual Chamber Of Commerce Banquet:
Featuring award of the 2015 Citizen of the Year honors, and crowning of the 2016 Carrot Festival Queen, Princess and Junior Princess. Ceremonies at Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort at Barbara Worth. Tickets are $30.00 per person.
Saturday, January 30:
10:00am Holtville Athletic Club BBQ Ribs Contest
1:00 p.m. “Battle of the Bands” held at the Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort at Barbara Worth
Monday, February 1:
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest held at Civic Center
Little Chef and Junior Chef/2 Divisions: Miscellaneous and Main Dish. Youngsters are invited to try their hand at cooking. Contest sponsored by Soroptimist Club.
Tuesday, February 2:
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest held at Civic Center
Adult Chefs/2 Divisions: Main Course and Salad/Vegetables. Sponsored by Soroptimist Club.
Wednesday, February 3:
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest held at Civic Center
Adult Chefs/3 Divisions: Breads,, Desserts and Appetizers. Sponsored by Soroptimist Club.
Thursday, February 4:
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest held at Civic Center
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. Sponsored by Soroptimist Club
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St.
Friday, February 5:
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 held at Civic Center
Adult Chefs Sweepstakes Finals Cook-off. Sponsored by Soroptimist Club
Saturday, February 6:
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 Court . 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 7:
11:00 a.m. Family Tailgate Party and BBQ Contest
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
Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St begins at 11:00 am.

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