Don’t miss the biggest veggie event on the California Central Coast
The Artichoke Festival!
Celebrate the Heart of the Harvest with us at the Artichoke Festival at the historic Monterey County Fair & Event Center. This 62-year old tradition runs June 11-12, 2022, and will celebrate the full range of tastes that the Monterey County farming community has to offer:
Artichoke cooking demonstrations, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, family-friendly fun activities, and lots and lots of artichokes — prepared in some of your favorite ways, including the fan-favorite — fried baby artichokes! Plus, steamed, grilled, and in unique forms such as lumpia, burritos, sausage, cupcakes and even ice cream.
But that’s not the only fun we’ve planned—enjoy artichoke eating and harvest contests, arts and crafts vendors, a family fun run on Sunday, and our ever popular wine tasting event, featuring the boutique wines from around California.
Out-of-town guests can find great room rates for a limited time—look for Preferred Hotels on our Lodging page. But, hurry, rooms are going fast!Buy Tickets
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Spread those good artichoke-y feels!
All choked up over artichoke kitchenware? Want to find out how Castrovillians cook their artichokes? Visit our online souvenir store to purchase cool, thistly swag. We’ll ship it to anywhere in the US, and beyond.
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