We hope you had as much fun at our Haunted Mine as we had scaring the be-jeebers out of you!


The Artichoke Festival’s Miner Madness – A Haunted Mine Tour was a frighteningly good time for all! With lots of new scares and tunnels of terrifying underground wonders, we heard screams and screeches the likes of which could wake the dead!

With help from the creative team of Escape Room 831 of Monterey, the Cardinale and Wright Pumpkin Patch at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, and a magnificently malevolent cadre of volunteer scare actors and talented set builders, a multitude of daring miners and excavators enjoyed the hair raising, skin crawling thrills of the very darkest Halloween nightmares. Even our spooky arts and craft vendors caught a chill thrill scaring our visitors’ right out of their skin!

The Artichoke Festival Committee is grateful you braved the cold, dark nights of October with family and friends for an adventure full of frights and giggles. Proceeds will help immensely in our mission to support and fund the many nonprofit and educational groups that work with us each year.

We look forward to seeing you next year, and hope you’ll share your scares with more friends for our 4th Annual Haunted House event in 2023, (dates and times to be announced.)

Don’t forget to get social with us and share your favorite frights – tag us @artichokefestival

2022 Miner Madness Blue Porch


2022 Miner Madness Cart Skeleton

Sponsorship is the bedrock of any nonprofit organization! We are grateful to the sponsors of Miner Madness–A Haunted Mine Tour:

Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope, LLC; Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees; Escape Room 831; Mag One Media; Sturdy Oil Company; The Brady Companies; Jay Cohen Insurance Services; and Core & Main

The mission of the 3rd Annual Artichoke Festival Haunted House Miner Madness is to raise money for the nonprofits and beneficiaries who’ve come to rely on our support. Sponsorship donations play a big part in the support of this cause, and all contributions are tax deductible. For more info on how you can promote your business and enjoy the benefits of brand exposure to potential customers during any of our future events, call our toll free number at 888-808-7707 ext 1.


Upcoming events brought to you by the Artichoke Festival Committee


3rd Annual Artichoke Festival Charity Golf Tournament: Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Pajaro Valley Golf Club

63rd Annual Artichoke Festival: Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, 2023 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

About the Artichoke Festival

The festival organizers’ passion to give back is reflected in the organization’s mission statement: “To raise money to give back to the surrounding communities of Castroville, California in a wonderful celebration of the artichoke.” The hearts and minds of the organization are set on enriching the lives of local youth — by supporting the programs that serve youth, we help to build a future in which they’ll have the skills and knowledge they’ll need to grow and flourish as community-minded leaders. Thanks to sponsors and community support, the Artichoke Festival, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been able to give back more than $270,000 in cash donations to nonprofit associates and partners in the past decade.

Artichoke Festival since 1959


PO Box 1041
Castroville, CA 95012
Email: info@artichokefestival.org
Toll Free: 888-808-7707 | Local: 831-633-2465


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