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Entertainment & Events

We have a fantastic line up of activities, experiences , and entertainment this past year . Please check out our last year list below to get an idea of what is happening for the 2018 year 

Artichoke Festival Schedule – Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time Location Event
10:00 a.m.  Gates Open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beer Garden Wine Tasting
10:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m Kids Zone Kids Zone Opens
10:00 a.m. Salinas Room AGRO Art Starts
Chef Demo Stage Fabrice Roux- Roux in Carmel Valley
10:15 a.m. Main Stage Operation Rock
10:30 a.m. Gate 4 Field Tours

Purchase tickets at the Field Tours tent. Not sold at Gate 4.

11:00 a.m. Chef Demo Stage Butch Francis – Cowboy Sausage & Chili
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saloon Nick Williams Trio
11:30 a.m. Gate 4 Field Tours

Purchase tickets at the Field Tours tent. Not sold at Gate 4.

12:00 p.m. Main Stage Ocean Mist Farms Presentation
Chef Demo Stage Tony Baker- Montrio Bistro
1:00 p.m. Salinas Room AGRO Art Judging Starts
Chef Demo Stage Dyon Foster – Chef’s Palette Spice Rubs
Main Stage Artichoke Eating Contest
1:30 p.m. Main Stage Chicano All Stars
2:00 p.m. Salinas Room AGRO ART Winners Announced
Chef Demo Stage Matt Beaudin – Monterey Bay Aquarium
3:00 p.m. Chef Demo Stage Bruce Finch – A Party for Your Palate
3:15 p.m. Main Stage Artichoke Canasta Contest
4:00 p.m. Main Stage Up Town Funk, Bruno Mars Tribute
Chef Demo Stage Adrienne Saldivar – Meier Rancho Cielo
6:00 p.m. Gates Close

Artichoke Festival Schedule – Sunday, June 4, 2017

Time Location Event
10:00 a.m. Gates Open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wine & Beer Garden Wine & Beer Tasting
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kids Zone Kids Zone Opens
10:00 a.m. Main Stage Tin Man
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saloon
Nick Williams Trio
11:00 a.m. Gate 4 First Field Tour

Purchase tickets at the Field Tours tent. Not sold at Gate 4.

11:00 a.m. Chef Demo Stage Estevan Jimenez – Aqua Terra Culinary
12:00 p.m. Gate 4 Field Tours

Purchase tickets at the Field Tours tent. Not sold at Gate 4.

Chef Demo Stage Jerry Regester – Sana Lucia Preserve
12:15 p.m. Main Stage Soul Shake
1:00 p.m. Chef Demo Stage Angela Tamura – Peppoli, Pebble Beach Resort
1:45 p.m. Main Stage Artichoke Eating Contests
2:00 p.m. Chef Demo Stage Jerimiah Tydman – Alvarado Street Brewery
2:30 p.m. Main Stage Surf City Allstars, Beach Boy Tribute
3:00 p.m. Chef Demo Stage Terry Teplitzky – Wild Thyme Café
3:45 p.m. Main State Surf City Allstars, Eagles Tribute
5:00 pm Gates Close

NEW WINE & BEER GARDEN

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

 

Check back soon for ticket information. Don't miss next years event June 2 & 3, 2018.