Entertainment & Events

Artichoke Festival Schedule

We have two full days of fun for everyone. Check out the full schedule below to learn what is happening and where.

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

WINE, BEER, & SPIRITS GARDEN

Guests over 21 can stroll and sip wine and craft beer from some of our favorite California producers.Learn more

CHEF DEMOS

Monterey County’s finest chefs and food personalities will showcase the versatility of the artichoke and share their own preparation techniques.
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FARMERS MARKET

This popular and anticipated produce market features Artichokes and much, more!
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AGRO ART COMPETITION

This quirky competition fosters imagination, creativity, and fun for both participants and the viewing public. Learn More