Vendor Info

Welcome 2018 Vendors

Join us on Saturday & Sunday, June 2-3, 2018 as we celebrate the 59th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

We accept applications from two types of vendors: Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors; and Food Vendors. If you are an artist or crafter, or you sell food items which are already prepared and packaged, please use the Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor application.
If you are selling food cooked or prepared on site for immediate consumption, please use the Food Vendor application.

City and County permit forms are provided for your convenience, and may or may not be required*.

Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors:

Registration is now CLOSED for 2018 Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors. For more info about bringing your arts & crafts or commercial business to the Artichoke Festival in 2019, call toll free at 888-808-7707, ext. 3, or email our Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor Coordinator, Terry at artscrafts.artifest@gmail.com.com

This year, along with our popular Treasure Hunt contest for attendees, vendors with the best Artichoke-themed display can win our Best in Show contest. Vendors, show us your creativity with artichokes! Artichoke centered merchandise or décor will qualify you for some fantastic prizes from our Green Thistle sponsor Kitchen Craft Cookware. Watch your email for a special announcement and more information about the contests.

Registration deadline is April 20, 2018. A $50 late registration fee will be applied to all Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor applications received after this date. Click the button below for an online version of our Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor Application Form (BETA).

DOWNLOAD 2018 ARTS AND CRAFTS/COMMERCIAL VENDOR APPLICATION [PDF]
Download Monterey Business License Application for Vendors* [PDF]
Download Monterey County Health Dept Temporary Food Facility Permit Application** [PDF]
Download Vendor Electrical Order Form [PDF]

**Commercial vendors offering food samples are required to submit the Monterey County Health Department’s Temporary Food Facility Permit application and fees (see download list above) to the County Health Department at least 10 days prior to the Festival. Include a copy of your completed Health Department TFF permit application with Festival Vendor registration.

Questions? Contact Terry at artscrafts.artifest@gmail.com, or call toll free 888-808-7707, ext. 3.

Food Vendors

Registration is now CLOSED for 2018 Food Booth Vendors. For more info about bringing your Food Concession to the Artichoke Festival in 2019, call toll free at 888-808-7707, ext. 2, or email our Food Vendor Coordinator, Linda at foodvendorartifest@gmail.com

This year, food vendors with the best Artichoke-themed display can win our Best in Show contest. Vendors, show us your creativity with artichokes! Artichoke centered menus or décor will qualify you for some fantastic prizes from our Green Thistle sponsor Kitchen Craft Cookware. Watch your email for a special announcement and more information about this contest.

DOWNLOAD 2018 FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION [PDF]
Download Monterey Business License Application for Vendors* [PDF]
Download Monterey County Health Dept Temporary Food Facility Permit Application** [PDF]
Download Vendor Electrical Order Form [PDF]

**Food vendors are required to submit the Monterey County Health Department’s Temporary Food Facility Permit application and fees (see download list above) to the County Health Department at least 10 days prior to the Festival. Include a copy of your completed Health Department TFF permit application with Festival Vendor registration.

We are proud to support the Monterey County Fair & Event Center’s Sustainability Policy!

Food Waste Collection Program and Sustainability Policy: As of April 1, 2016 California legislation (AB1826) requires food waste be collected separately for “recycling.” The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival, in cooperation with the Monterey County Fair & Event Center and Blue Strike Environmental, is participating in this mandatory waste reduction and recycling policy for all exhibitors, vendors, and concessionaires. Vendors are expected to comply with AB1826, and separate food waste from recycling and trash. Information about acceptable materials and food waste recycling can be downloaded here, and will be provided to Vendors prior to the event. Education and training will be provided to food vendors before the start of the event.

FESTIVAL SET-UP & PARKING FOR VENDORS

(Please refer to the application packet for a complete list of regulations per your vending area.)

Set-Up: Vendors may set-up their booths on Friday, June 1, 2018 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or on June 2, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. All vehicles must be off festival grounds by 9:00 a.m. on June 2, 2018. Vendors are required to attend both days of the 59th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival. Vendors are not allowed to remove merchandise from their booth until the festival is closed for the day. No vehicles will be allowed on festival grounds during the hours of festival operation. Vendor’s booth is required to be staffed at all times during the festival’s regular hours of operation.

Parking: A limited number of RV parking spaces will be available on and/or near the festival grounds, at the rate of $50.00 per day. The RV parking fee covers arrival by no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 and departure by no later than 6:00 p.m. on June 4, 2018. If you must arrive or depart before or after these times, prior written consent and approval must be obtained from the County of Monterey and payment in the amount of $50.00 per additional day may be required or assessed by the County of Monterey at its sole discretion. For further information, please contact the Monterey County Fairgrounds Administration Office at (831) 717-7167, or visit their website.

Camping: Camping on festival grounds is absolutely prohibited. No ice chests will be allowed onto the festival grounds after the festival opens each day.

Driving directions to the fair grounds.

Watch our growing vendors listing for 2018 here!

2018 Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors

Elaine Fischerwww.ef.com

Business Name Artist/Contact Name Website/Home Town
43 Ranch Olive Oil Greg & Cindy Traynor 43ranch.com
60 Second Miracle John Graham Sacramento, CA
Artichoke Lovers LLC Joanne Gallaher www.artichokelover.com
43 Ranch Olive Oil Greg & Cindy Traynor 43ranch.com
60 Second Miracle John Graham Sacramento, CA
Artichoke Lovers LLC Joanne Gallaher www.artichokelover.com
Artistic Design Rob Trabin Glendale, CA
Aspire Health Plan Alicia Soto www.aspirehealthplan.org
Auger Smiles Angelica Campa www.augersmiles.com
Bella’s Bows Olivia Arredondo www.facebook.com/Bellas-Bows
Blue Aces Bake Shoppe Adrian Jimenez www.facebook.com/blueacesbakeshoppe
Bubble Fun Inc Frank Davis Templeton, CA
Castroville Chiropractic Clinic Randy & Molly Jones Castroville, CA
Chavinda HoneyBee Farms Inc Marisela Garcia Madera, CA
Chefs Palette Dyon J. Foster www.chefspalettespicerubs.com
Cielito Lindo Anabel Cabrera Marina, CA
Cook for Life – Kitchen Craft Cookware Shannon Miller www.facebook.com/kitchencraftcookware
Corazon Danny Kim Los Angeles, CA
Creative Crafts by Becca Rebecca Petty Visalia, CA
Dancing Spirits Sandra Aguirre Norwalk, CA
Deb’s Calming Creations Deb Flores debscalmingcreations.com
Education First Elaine Fischer www.ef.com
El Colibri Maylin Marin Woodland Hills, CA
Elusive Enterprize James Lassak elusiveenterprize.com
Foothills Community Health Center Jonathan Merino sjffcc.org
Heart to Hands, LLC Pilar Pumar www.h2hhenna.com
Home Depot Gregorio Salinas, CA
Hummus Heaven Mourad Cherif www.facebook.com/HummusHeaven
Jade Ma Trading Co. David Castro Valley, CA
Jerky Hut Tracy Hood Bakersfield, CA
Jerry L Miller, Cutting Boards Jerry Miller Watsonville, CA
Jewelry by Rosemary Rosemary Fabian pendantlady.etsy.com
Dr. Mark Kimes, Salinas Chiropractor Dr. Mark Kimes www.salinaspainrelief.com
LulaRoe Seanna Schantz Seanna Schantz www.facebook.com/groups/lularoeseannaschantz
Marino Pascual Marino Pascual Valencia, CA
MM Brittany Homemade Gourmet Dog Biscuits & Treats Margaret Jones Hurley mkt.com/mmbrittanyhomemadedogtreats
Monterey Bay Community Power Shelly Whitworth www.MBCommunityPower.org
Monterey County Republican Party Sierra Roberts or James Armstrong montereyrepublicans.org
Nan’s Gourmet Cathy Rasmussen nansgourmetfoods.com
New Fire Reyna Toledo Aromas, CA
North Salinas Valley Mosquito Abatement District Vince Sanchez Salinas, CA
Ocean Heat Tina Hammell Davis, CA
Paparazzi Accessories Judy Singer www.paparazziaccessories.com
Paper Sweetly Nikitha Yelchuru www.papersweetly.com
Renewal by Andersen Mollie DeBruhl Pleasanton, CA
Salinas Valley Tourism & Visitors Bureau Susan Brown cwcsalinas.org
San Francisco Chronicle Suhani Jain San Francisco, CA
Sassy Succulents Designs Chris Johnsen sassysucculentdesigns.com
SeneGence/LipSense Pamela Mitchell www.kisskrazy.com
Simplistic Designs Lori Downs www.simplistic-designs.com
Siren’s Sea Glass Gallery Julie Bunce San Martin, CA
Soleil Communications, Inc./Welk Resorts Mia Lawrence welkresorts.com
Stateline Activities Mike Green S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Stonehenge Designs Margaret Drew Vacaville, CA
Surrender Graphix Juan Ferrer Monterey, CA
Teranew Company Steve Terrell www.magicmugshop.com
Thru the Garden Window Kristen Allison thruthegardenwindow.com
Touch of Fantasy Joaquin Millan Monterey Park, CA
Yard Art from the Heart Cynthia Seamons Hollister, CA

2018 Food Vendors

Business Name Owner/Contact Name Website/Home Town
Big Bite Mina Samaan Monterey, CA
Brats USA Jess Arias Carmel, CA
Capitol Concessions Kevin Peck Carmichael, CA
Chong’s Korean BBQ Donald Woolley Salinas, CA
Delicious Mode Beshoy Kanz Pacific Grove, CA
Dipped Gourmet Confectionery Co Joseph Ramirez Monterey, CA
Flavor Town BBQ Co. Pepe Padilla Turlock, CA
Frutas Frescas Barajas Juan Barigas Salinas, CA
Gators and Taters Bryan Mounts Pacific Grove, CA
Knox Brewing Kevin Knox Pacific Grove, CA
Koko’s Teriyaki KoKo Reno, NV
Maha’s Lebanese Maha Aridi Marina, CA
Marlon Crepes & Tea Toshiko Casas Oceanside, CA
Monterey Bay Calamari Maria Mojica Salinas, CA
Mr. Falafel Hossam Hassan Marina, CA
NorCal Snowie Robbie Thedford Hollister, CA
Spice It Up Catering Donald Rentfron Seaside, CA
Thistle & Vine Bistro Nora Jones Carmel, CA

NEW for 2018! We are bundling the booth rental fees with vendor insurance coverage. Vendors will no longer be required to provide two separate Certificates of Insurance, saving time and extra fees for additional certificates.

*Castroville Artichoke Festival, Inc’s. inclusion of these applications is for convenience only and does not in any way imply or guarantee that the City of Monterey, Monterey County, or State of California will issue licenses or permits applied for by Vendor. If applicable, please include a copy of the completed City and County applications with completed registration materials.

For any questions you may have concerning vending at the festival, please contact: Castroville Artichoke Festival, Inc. P.O. Box 1041, Castroville, California 95012 • Toll Free (888) 808-7707 • Fax (831) 633-0485

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