Artichoke Quiche Recipe

Artichokes are delicious. If you’ve never eaten one, the Artichoke Food and Wine Festival is the place to try them. Stop by the Chef Demo area and see how our creative chefs use artichokes in a broad spectrum of mouthwatering dishes. A little backstory. Artichokes...

Surf’s Up with an All Star Band

Contemporary musicians recreate the surf rock style of the legendary Beach Boys on Sunday’s Main Stage. From the Hawaiian shirts, to A-cappella harmonies, to the classic pop sounds, this tribute band will have you wantin’ to wiggle your toes in the sand on your own...

Takin’ It Easy with The Eagles Experience

You’ll get a peaceful, easy feeling listening to the vocal harmonies of The Eagles Experience tribute band. Original Eagles band members are part of this tribute ensemble adding authenticity to their jammin’ on behalf of one of the most successful bands of the 1970s....

Going for the Food… Me too!

Okay, so we imagine that you go to a food festival to eat, right? The Castroville Artichoke Food; Wine Festival is no different, and in our opinion, better. Because…. If you love this delicious thistle, you will find more ways to fill your stomach in two days than you...

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 year’s...

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 is the...

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...