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Ice Cream, Cheesecake, Cupcakes … Oh My!

Did you ever imagine that you would find the rich flavor of Artichokes in a dessert? Well, we have some spectacular Dessert Designers sharing their creations with us this year. Check this out….Revival Ice cream – quickly becoming the go-to dessert destination on...

Jerry Regester — Begin with the Best

Jerry Regester — Begin with the Best Great cuisine starts with great ingredients. So says Chef Regester, executive chef at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley. We look forward to watching and learning when he uses the great Artichoke ingredient at this...

Artichoke Festival Tickets

Bundle and Save on Festival Tickets Take advantage of these price-saving bundles and create a weekend of fun just right for you! The Arti-Family Pack is a $10 savings and includes two adult admission tickets and two child admission tickets, good for use on either...

Artichoke Field Tours

It’s an Artichoke Field Tour See for yourself why Castroville is the Artichoke capital of the world! Are you curious about Artichokes? What does the plant look like? Did you know that it is an immature flower bud? Take a tour with an Artichoke expert and have all your...

Chef Angela Tamura

Chef Angela Tamura — Italian Roots Chef Angela Tamura learned her way around a kitchen from her Italian mother so it makes perfect sense that she is gracing our Chef Demo stage, showing us all how to cook a favorite Italian vegetable, the Artichoke! Chef Tamura...

Matthew Beaudin — The Global Foodie

       Chef Beaudin’s  travels have taken him to the Caribbean, China, the West Indies, and Rwanda. His approach to cooking is to merge the flavors of the world with modern American cuisine — including artichokes! Sampling the indigenous food and cooking in many...

Fresh From the Field Farmers Market

“Fresh From the Field” Farmers Market The sense of community that permeates the Festival is at its highest in the Farmers Market building. It’s a place to meet neighbors and chat with friends. It’s also the place to find fresh, healthy,...

AGRO Art Competition

AGRO Art Competition What do you get when you put an artichoke, a stalk of Brussels Sprouts, with a head of broccoli and asparagus spears? Depending on your vision, anything from a wacky looking sea otter to a zany take on a tractor. AGRO Art, a three-dimensional...

Bruno Mars Tribute Band

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars Tribute Band This year’s Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival boasts a show-stopping 24K Magic performance by the Bruno Mars tribute band, Uptown Funk.  This amazing group of performers, decked out in bright blue suit jackets...

” The Artichoke Chef ” Tony Baker

” The Artichoke Chef ” Tony Baker Chef Tony Baker – We have been fortunate to have Tony Baker share his talent at the Artichoke Festival for years! Known by many as the “Artichoke Chef”, Tony is dedicated to sourcing local, seasonal ingredients from the area’s...