Artichoke Festival Schedule

The list below provides a taste of what’s coming to the 2019 Festival. Check back soon for updates!

Go to the FAMILY STAGE and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT pages to learn what acts & bands will be performing. We look forward to having you at this year’s Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

TIME Location Event
10:00 AM GATES OPEN  
10:30 AM CHEF DEMO STAGE Pat Hopper – Artichoke ABC’s
11:00 AM WINE & BEER GARDEN OPENS
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Absolute Magic
11:15 AM CHEF DEMO STAGE Butch Francis – Cowboy Sausage
11:30 AM MAIN STAGE Ocean Mist Farms Scholarship Presentation
12:00 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Patricia Rain
12:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Monterey Zoo
12:00 PM MAIN STAGE Sasha’s Money
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM WET YOUR THISTLE SALOON Bridget Marie
12:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Dyon Foster – Chef’s Palette Spice Rubs
1:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Samz School of Rock
1:00 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Canasta Contest
1:30 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Chris Vaca – Hyatt Carmel Highlands
2:00 PM MAIN STAGE Wild Turkeys
2:15 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Paul Blackerby – Hyatt Regency Monterey
3:00 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Pat Hopper – All About Artichokes
3:30 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Eating Contest
4:30 PM MAIN STAGE SuperGaga
5:00 PM WINE & BEER GARDEN CLOSES
6:00 PM GATES CLOSE  

Sunday, June 3, 2018

TIME Location Event
10:00 AM GATES OPEN  
11:00 AM WINE & BEER GARDEN OPENS
11:00 AM FAMILY STAGE NCA Dance Studio
11:30 AM MAIN STAGE West Coast Martial Arts
12:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Estelar Mariachi
12:00 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Canasta Contest
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM WET YOUR THISTLE SALOON Bridget Marie
12:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Dyon Foster – Chef’s Palette Spice Rubs
1:00 PM MAIN STAGE Chicano Allstars
1:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Chris Vaca – Hyatt Carmel Highlands
2:30 PM FAMILY STAGE Absolute Magic
2:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Esteban Jiminez – Rancho Cielo Culinary Arts
2:30 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Eating Contest
3:15 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Pat Hopper – Artichoke ABC’s
3:30 PM MAIN STAGE Uptown Funk
4:00 PM WINE & BEER GARDEN CLOSES
5:00 PM GATES CLOSE