Artichoke Festival Cancels Popular 5K Beach Run in Monterey Set for September 2020

The Artichoke Festival has announced that it is cancelling its popular 5K Beach Run, which had been rescheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, from its original date in May 2020. Castroville, California, July 23, 2020 — The Artichoke Festival has announced that it is cancelling its popular 5K Beach Run, which had been rescheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, from […]

Art Unmasked: Virtual Open Mic

Art Unmasked: Virtual Open Mic

Fans of the Artichoke Festival are Invited to a Virtual Open Mic Night, “Art Unmasked,” June 5, 2020 The Artichoke Festival may have been postponed to June 2021 due to shelter-in-place restrictions, but there are still exciting ways to interact with each other virtually, and enjoy the talents of local artists, students, and musicians! The […]

Artichoke Festival 2020 Canceled

Artichoke Festival 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

Held continuously since 1959, Artichoke Festival cancels event for 2020 due to COVID-19 concernsFestival board announces June 5-6 as dates for 2021 event   In light of the current crisis surrounding COVID-19, and in the interest of public health and safety, the Artichoke Festival has cancelled its annual summer celebration, scheduled for Aug. 8-9, at […]

Food Drive Monterey County

Artichoke Festival Helps Fight Hunger in Monterey County

Artichoke Festival holds a successful Drive-up/Drop-off food drive on April 9, 2020, benefitting Food Bank for Monterey County. The current COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders have placed tremendous pressures on local food bank’s abilities to cover shortages in Monterey County. Since its inception in 1959, the Artichoke Festival has embraced a mission of giving back to the […]

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 […]