Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor Registration for the 2017 Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival is now CLOSED. Food Vendors can download a PDF version of their Application Forms below. Please email or mail your completed materials to the contact specified in your application.
For convenience, find separate links to the City of Monterey New Business License Application,* and Monterey County Health Department Temporary Food Facility Permit Application**.
**CLOSED** Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors: Registration deadline is April 14, 2017. A $25 late registration fee will be applied to all Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor applications received after this date. All Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors are required to feature artichokes in merchandise or decor.
Food Vendors: Registration applications are due by 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.)
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.
FESTIVAL SET-UP & PARKING FOR VENDORS
(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.
*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 Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors
|Business Name||Artist/Contact Name||Website/Home Town|
|AFS, International||Caren Marre||www.afsusa.org|
|Aspire Health Plan||Alicia Soto||www.aspirehealthplan.org|
|A Touch of Fantasy||Joaquin Millan||Monterey Park, CA|
|Azagar Organic Argan Oil||Moe & Christy Erraqui||Paso Robles, CA|
|Bath Fitter, Northern CA||Allan Gerston||www.bathfitter.com|
|Black Tie Caramel||Cindy Salters||blacktiecaramel.patternbyetsy.com|
|Castroville Chiropractic Clinic||Randy & Molly Jones||Castroville, CA|
|Center for Sustainable Energy||Allyson Gaarder||energycenter.org|
|Church of Scientology of Stevens Creek||Scott Arbuckle||San Jose, CA|
|Cielito Lindo||Anabel Cabrera||Marina, CA|
|Classy Glass by Sheri||Sheri Nicholas||Corral de Tierra, CA|
|Cook for Life – Kitchen Craft Cookware||Shannon Miller||www.kitchencraftcookware.com|
|Deb’s Calming Creations||Deborah Flores||Salinas, CA|
|Dulces Pensamientos||Ester Gonzalez-Chavez||www.facebook.com/DulcesPensamientos831|
|EA Tradeshows, Inc.||Trang Nguyen/Asaf Eden||Westminster, CA|
|Education First||Elaine Fischer||Monterey, CA|
|Elusive Enterprize||James Lassak||www.elusiveenterprize.com|
|Hummus Heaven||Omen Hussein||San Leandro, CA|
|Jerky Hut||Tracy Hood||jerkyhutjerky.com|
|Jewelry by Rosemary||Rosemary Fabian||Fairfield, CA|
|Judy’s Jewels||Judy Singer||San Jose, CA|
|KD Designs of Monterey||Josie Ornum||kddesigns.us|
|Dr. Mark Kimes, Salinas Chiropractor||Dr. Mark Kimes||www.salinaschiropractor.com|
|Lilla Rose||Linda Carbon||www.LillaRose.biz|
|Lularoe, Independent Consultant||Chandra Hamilton||www.lularoe.com|
|McShanes Nursery & Landscape Supply||Claire Pickerell||mcshanesnursery.com|
|Monterey County Mosquito Abatement District||Vince Sanchez||Salinas, CA|
|Monterey County Republican Party||James Armstrong||Monterey, CA|
|Nan’s Gourmet Foods||Cathy Rasmussen||Sacramento, CA|
|Ocon Family Chiropractic||Dr. Luis Ocon||Salinas, CA|
|Our Children’s Earth Foundation||Annie Beaman||www.ocefoundation.org|
|Salinas Valley Tourism & Visitors Bureau||Susan Brown||svtvb.org|
|Scentsy, Independent Consultant||Chandra Hamilton||www.scentsy.com|
|SeneGence/LipSense||Pamela Mitchel & Emily Faria||senegence.com/ageless|
|Silver Chic||Anabell Gregory||Laytonville, CA|
|Simplistic Designs||Lori & Marilyn Downs||Drain, OR|
|Soleil Communications, Inc./Welk Resorts||Amanda Tubbs||San Diego, CA|
|Stonehenge Llama Ranch||Margaret Drew||Vacaville, CA|
|Tortolani Gourmet DBA Mediterraneo Imports||Dylon Tortolani||Castroville, CA 95012|
|UsBorne Books & More – Consultant||Veronica Valdez||www.usbornebooksandmore.com|
2017 Food Vendors
|Business Name||Owner/Contact Name||Website/Home Town|
|Big Bite||Mina Samaan||Monterey, CA|
|Cal Coast Kettle Corn||Joe & Bev Loobin||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Capitol Concession||Kevin Peck||Carmichael, CA|
|Frutas Frescas Barajas||Juan Barajas||Salinas, CA|
|Kenny’s Concessions||Clark Kenny||North Highlands, CA|
|Knox Brewing||Kevin Knox||Pacific Grove, CA|
|Koko’s Teriyaki||KoKo||Reno, NV|
|Kona Ice of Monterey & Salinas||Dave Stewart||Spreckles, CA|
|Maha’s Catering||Maha Aridi||Marina, CA|
|Rita’s Italian Ice||Eli||Salinas, CA|
|Spice It Up Catering||Donald Rentfron||Seaside, CA|
|The Strawberry Company||Ruben Ruiz||Oxnard, CA|
|Wheely’s Coffee||Jessica Razo||Salinas, CA|
|Yen Lan Catering||Lan NGuyen||San Jose, CA|
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org