Encinitas prepares for Fall Festival Nov. 23

The 2014 Encinitas Fall Festival will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23 on Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets.

With 450+plus booths to visit, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers, here’s a perfect opportunity to do holiday shopping. Enjoy music and dance performances at two stages, as well as three new additions: the Kids Zone, Dog Park and Bike Valet. Many thanks to Presenting Sponsor Tri-City Medical Center.

Kids Zone: North County Health Services presents the first Fall Festival Kids Zone in The Lumberyard at I Street. Children of all ages will enjoy a wide range of interactive booths and activities, including a giant slide and a skate park.

Dog Park: Thanks to Hill’s Ideal Balance, here’s where your canine companions can take a break from the bustling festival. The dog park in The Lumberyard at I Street will have more than 1,300 square feet of turf and an agility course provided by Zoom Room.

Bike Valet: Cyclists can leave their bikes at either end of the festival, at D Street or J Street, thanks to this free valet service provided by BikeWalkEncinitas.

The Coaster and NCTD buses all stop right in downtown Encinitas, just 1/2 block from the festival. Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street starting at 4 a.m. There’s parking in several lots on Vulcan between D and F streets, including City Hall and the Coaster/NCTD stations, and at Moonlight Beach.

Vendors who wish to participate can find an application at