Artichoke Festival names first chefs for Artichoke Festival Chef Demos, plus a free recipe!

Star-studded line-up of chefs named for Artichoke Festival’s popular Chef Demos Special recipe, “Artichoke Deep Fried Manicotti” shared by Chef Ivan Guadarrama of Tarpy’s in Monterey. CASTROVILLE, Calif. (April 6, 2022) — Artichoke Festival 2022 has announced a star-studded lineup of talented chefs for its popular Chef Demo series — with slots still open for […]

The Lost Boys Band

‘American Idol’ Finalist James Durbin Headlines 62nd Annual Artichoke Festival on June 11, 2022; Tickets Now On Sale

Other bands playing the festival include blues rocker Shane Dwight, John Michael Band, The Money Band, and Chicano All-Stars. Santa Cruz-based Durbin, who finished fourth on “American Idol,” has been playing with the Lost Boys for seven-plus years, blending classic rock covers from the ’70s and ’80s, including classic hits by Journey, Foreigner, Billy Idol, […]

Artichoke Festival Dates Set for 2022; Festival Has Wide Variety and Levels of Sponsorships Available

The Artichoke Festival has set the dates for the 2022 festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, and is now seeking sponsorships for the popular two-day event, including “Heart of Gold” Presenting Sponsors for seven festival venues, one of which has already sold out. Sponsorships allow businesses to promote their business to a local and regional […]

Hartnell $10,000 Award

2021 Artichoke Beneficiaries

The Artichoke Festival Committee is proud to announce the beneficiaries of donations from proceeds of the 61st Annual Artichoke Festival. Each and every beneficiary organization is a deserving non-profit who helped bring the festival to life. ‬The Festival Committee depends on the hard work and dedication of our non-profit friends and they, in turn, deserve […]