Author Archives: Artichoke Festival Team

Artichoke Festival announces April 9 food drive to aid charity partner Food Bank for Monterey County

Since its inception in 1959, the Artichoke Festival has embraced a mission of giving back to the community through a family-oriented celebration. With a growing number of families now experiencing hunger, the festival has organized a Drive-up/Drop-off Food Drive on Thursday, April 9 to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. The longtime charity partner […]

Artichoke Festival Postpones Event to Aug. 8-9 to Comply with Health and Safety Recommendations

MONTEREY, Calif., Mar. 25, 2020 — The Artichoke Festival’s mission has always centered around connecting people through a unique, family-oriented celebration — while giving back to the communities it serves. In these uncertain days, however, the idea of connecting people takes on new meaning. In light of the current crisis surrounding COVID-19, and in the […]

THE ARTICHOKE FESTIVAL BOARD CELEBRATES THE 61ST ANNUAL ARTICHOKE FESTIVAL THIS MAY 30 & 31, 2020

The Artichoke Festival introduces an expanded non-profit partnership program, and new theme for 2020, “Field to Festival,” featuring an increased focus on farming and agricultural education. CASTROVILLE, California (Jan. 27, 2020) — The Artichoke Festival, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, celebrates its 61st year honoring the California State vegetable on May 30 and 31, 2020, at […]

60TH ANNUAL ARTICHOKE FESTIVAL APPROVES DONATIONS OF PROCEEDS TO 15 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

CASTROVILLE, California (June 28, 2019) — The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival has been dedicated to informing the public about the unique qualities of artichokes, but one of its main purposes is to also give back to the community. Proceeds from the 2019 festival are being used to support 501c3 community organizations and activities […]

Castroville Artichoke Festival 5K Beach Run 2019, at Monterey Tides Hotel

MONTEREY, CA. (March 28, 2019) — Families, couples, runners and walkers alike can win a number of prizes by participating in the first annual Castroville Artichoke Festival 5K Beach Run, May 18, 2019, at the Monterey Tides hotel in Monterey. Join Arti the Artichoke from Ocean Mist Farms and Monty the CSUMB Otter for this fun […]

CASTROVILLE CELEBRATES THE 60TH ANNUAL ARTICHOKE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL IN JUNE 2019

In 1959, the Central Coast community gathered to celebrate the harvest of the iconic vegetable and the region that became known as the “Artichoke Center of the World.” Castroville, CA, Feb 04, 2019 — In 1959, the Central Coast community gathered to celebrate the harvest of the iconic vegetable and the region that became known […]

CASTROVILLE GEARS UP FOR THE 59TH ANNUAL ARTICHOKE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

CASTROVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2018) – As the 59th annual Artichoke Food & Wine Festival approaches, the Castroville community is excited to come together to support the local community with entertainment and artichoke education this summer. The festival will take place June 2-3, 2018 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds and will continue the legacy of […]