Vendor Info

Thank you for coming, it was blast!

Welcome Vendors!

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**.


Download Monterey New Business License Application for Vendors*

Download Monterey County Health Dept 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.

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 Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors

Business Name Artist/Contact Name Website/Home Town
1862 David Walleys Hotsprings Resort & Spa Adam Joyce http://www.summerwindsresorts.com
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
Bubble Fun, Inc. Frank Davis Atascadero, CA
Castroville Chiropractic Clinic Randy & Molly Jones Castroville, CA
Center for Sustainable Energy Allyson Gaarder energycenter.org
Central Coast Pediatric Group Maggie Morales Salinas, CA
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
Fido Enterprises Jackie Fayette South Lake Tahoe, CA
Home Depot for Kids Gregorio Salinas, CA
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
Nancy’s Joy Rides Nancy Berrelez www.facebook.com/nancysjoyrides
Ocean Heat Tina Hammell Davis, 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
San Francisco Chronicle Monica Pang www.sfchronicle.com
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
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
Monterey Bay Calamari Brady Shilstone Seaside, 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 • artscrafts.artifest@gmail.com