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61st Annual Artichoke Festival – Getting Back to Our Ag Roots in 2021

The Artichoke Festival Calls in the Experts for a Deep Dive Into Artichoke Farming, History and More With 61 years of Artichoke Festivals behind us, our artichoke roots run very deep. This year’s Festival, slated for July 24-25 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, promises “Thistle Be a Good Time!” for good reason. The events of […]

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Artichoke Festival returns to Monterey Fairgrounds on July 24-25, 2021, with renewed focus on local food, fun

MONTEREY, Calif., — With a renewed focus on local food, entertainment and ag- themed activities, the Artichoke Festival returns to the Monterey County Fairgrounds on July 24-25, 2021, with one promise — “Thistle be a Good Time!” Following a year of shelter-in-place restrictions and social distancing, the festival is eager to celebrate the region fondly […]

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Artichoke Festival returns to Monterey Fairgrounds on July 24-25 with renewed focus on local food, fun

MONTEREY, Calif., May 4, 2021 — With a renewed focus on local food, entertainment and ag-themed activities, the Artichoke Festival returns to the Monterey County Fairgrounds on July 24-25 with one promise — “Thistle be a Good Time!” Following a year of shelter-in-place restrictions and social distancing, the festival is eager to celebrate the region […]

Artichoke Festival’s 5K Beach Fun Run Postponed, New Events planned for 2021

California could lift most statewide COVID-19 restrictions by June 15 if vaccine supply is sufficient and hospitalizations are low, California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Artichoke Festival Committee knows that graduating beyond California’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” is also contingent on Monterey County public health indicators, with a mask […]

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Artichoke Festival Cancels Popular 5K Beach Run in Monterey Set for September 2020

The Artichoke Festival has announced that it is cancelling its popular 5K Beach Run, which had been rescheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, from its original date in May 2020. Castroville, California, July 23, 2020 — The Artichoke Festival has announced that it is cancelling its popular 5K Beach Run, which had been rescheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, from […]

Art Unmasked: Virtual Open Mic

Art Unmasked: Virtual Open Mic

Fans of the Artichoke Festival are Invited to a Virtual Open Mic Night, “Art Unmasked,” June 5, 2020 The Artichoke Festival may have been postponed to June 2021 due to shelter-in-place restrictions, but there are still exciting ways to interact with each other virtually, and enjoy the talents of local artists, students, and musicians! The […]