This weekend, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will embark on its 45th annual Village Faire, an event which draws 100,000 people into the main shopping district of Carlsbad Village. This year’s event will include a full perimeter of vehicle mitigation provided by MERIDIAN’s Archer 1200 barrier. With nearly 100 barriers covering 14 city blocks, visitors will enjoy a day of full street access protected by state-of-the-art security recently designated as a qualified technology under the Federal SAFETY Act.
Security and operations planning for the event, hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber, has been underway for months. Stakeholders include the city of Carlsbad, local law enforcement, emergency services, and nearly 850 vendor participants.
"It is no longer enough to set out cones, fencing or water barriers that have no capacity to stop vehicle encroachment. We need a solution built for the problem and demonstrated to protect lives."
—Bret Schanzenbach, Carlsbad Chamber CEO
"The Street Faire grows in size every year and draws folks from all over California and neighboring states," said Carlsbad Chamber CEO Bret Schanzenbach. "Given the sheer footprint of the event, we spend a great deal of time planning logistics and security."