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Coming South on Highway 1 from Santa Cruz/Los Gatos
Southbound traffic on State Route 1 should continue south of the Monterey County boundary through Moss Landing. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit, turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs for event parking.

Coming South on US Highway 101 from San Jose/Santa Clara County
Southbound traffic on US Highway 101, should exit 101 in Prunedale (approximately 17 miles south of Gilroy) at the junction of State Route 156, continue west for approximately 7 miles to the State Route 1 South. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit, turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs for event parking.

Coming West on State Route 156 from Hollister
Follow State Route 156 from Hollister 25.2 miles to Castroville, continue west for approximately 7 miles to the State Route 1 South. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit, turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. (State Route 156 and Highway 101 are the same from just west of San Juan Bautista to Prunedale.) Follow signs for event parking.

Coming North on State Route 183 from Salinas
Northbound traffic should proceed northwest on West Market Street (State Route 183), which becomes Salinas Road, for approximately 8.5 miles. As you enter Castroville, turn left onto State Route 156 South, which turns into State Route 1 South. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit , turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs for event parking.

Coming North on US Highway 101 from King City/Paso Robles
Northbound Highway 101 traffic from points south of Salinas, should exit 101 in Prunedale at the junction of State Route 156 and continue west for approximately 6.2 miles to Castroville, continue on State Route 156 South, which turns into State Route 1 South. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit, turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs for event parking.

Coming North on Highway 1 from the Monterey Peninsula area
Northbound traffic should proceed north on State Route 1, exit onto N Fremont St. Turn right onto Casa Verde Way, and right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs to parking areas.


Overflow Parking and Shuttle Service

On-site Festival parking is available, but is expected to fill up early in the day. For 2017, overflow parking would be monterey peninsula college . A free shuttle service to and from the overflow parking area will be provided. Last shuttle bus departs from Festival grounds, Gate 4, at 7:00pm Saturday, 6:00pm Sunday. Please thank your driver!


Google Map is provided as a courtesy, and may show three different routes. The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival suggests that all drivers follow posted roadway directional signs to the overflow parking area.

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