Vendor Info

Welcome 2018 Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors

Please join us on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2018 as we celebrate the 59th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors can now register online! Just click the “Online Application” button below. Or, you can still download a PDF version of the Vendor Application Forms using the text links provided.

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. Also, along with our popular Treasure Hunt contest for attendees, vendors with the best Artichoke-themed display can win our Best in Show contest. Keep watching this page and your email for more information about the contests.

Online Vendor Application

The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival Vendor Application Form can be accessed through our Google Forms Page by clicking on the button below.

The PDF applications below can be downloaded, filled in, and emailed, or printed and mailed to our office PO box. Additional forms are provided for your convenience, and may or may not be required. Please read the Vendor Application for full instructions.
Download Monterey New Business License Application for Vendors*
Download Monterey County Health Dept Temporary Food Facility Permit Application**
Download Vendor Electrical Order Form

Please email or mail your completed materials to the contact specified in your application.

*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.

Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors:

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.

Food Concessions

Registration forms to vend will be posted soon, please do not use the Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor Application. For more info about bringing your Food Concession to the Artichoke Festival, call toll free at 888-808-7707, ext. 2, or email our Food Vendor Coordinator, Linda.

(**Food vendors and any 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.)

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 The Offset Project, 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.


(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

Business Name Artist/Contact Name Website/Home Town
Deb’s Calming Creations Deb Flores debscalmingcreations.com
Cook for Life – Kitchen Craft Cookware Shannon Miller www.facebook.com/kitchencraftcookware
Jerky Hut Tracy Hood Bakersfield, CA
Jewelry by Rosemary Rosemary Fabian pendantlady.etsy.com
Dr. Mark Kimes, Salinas Chiropractor Dr. Mark Kimes www.salinaspainrelief.com

2018 Food Vendors

Business Name Owner/Contact Name Website/Home Town

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 • artscrafts.artifest@gmail.com