Vendor Info

Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors can download a PDF version of their Application Forms here. Please email or mail your completed materials to the contact specified in your application.

For your convenience, we have also included separate links to the City of Monterey New Business License Application,* and Monterey County Health Department Temporary Food Facility Permit Application**.



Download Monterey New Business License Application for Vendors*

Download Monterey County Health Dept Temporary Food Facility Permit Application**

Registration deadline for Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors is April 14, 2017. A $25 late registration fee will be applied to all Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor applications received after this date.

Food Vendors: Registration applications will be posted soon, and are due on March 17, 2017. All Food Vendors are required to feature one item made with artichokes in their menu.

(**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.)

Watch our growing vendors listing for 2017 here!


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

Set-Up: Vendors may set-up their booths on Friday, June 2, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or on June 3, 2017 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 3, 2017. Vendors are required to attend both days of the 58th 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 2, 2017 and departure by no later than 6:00 p.m. on June 5, 2017. 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.

*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. Please include a copy of the completed applications with all registration materials.

2017 Vendors

2017 Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors

Business Name Artist/Contact name Website/Hometown
Bath Fitter, Northern CA Allan Gerston
Jerky Hut Tracy Hood
Jewelry by Rosemary Rosemary Fabian Fairfield, CA
Dr. Mark Kimes, Salinas Chiropractor Dr. Mark Kimes
Lilla Rose Linda Carbon
Lularoe, Independent Consultant Chandra Hamilton
Mi Distinctive Tastes Denise Bartolomei
Monterey County Mosquito Abatement District Vince Sanchez Salinas, CA
Scentsy, Independent Consultant Chandra Hamilton

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