The dates of the 2022 Artichoke Festival have been announced for June 11-12, and tickets are now on sale on its official website.

The 62nd annual festival’s dates are Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center at 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey, with the theme, “The Heart of the Harvest.”

Advance Festival admission tickets are available at and at the door, ranging from $15 for adults; $5 for youth 6-12, $10 for active military and seniors (62+). Children under 6 are free. Wine Tasting passes are sold separately, $25 per adult (21+). Special discount ticket packages will include Family Pack for two adults and two children for $30 (save $10), and the It’s a Date package for two adults with wine tasting tickets for $70 (save $10).

The festival organizers’ passion to give back is reflected in this year’s festival theme: “The Heart of the Harvest.” The hearts and minds of the organization are set on enriching the lives of local youth — by supporting the programs that serve them, helping 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, last year’s event was a success and we were able to give back more than $45,000 in cash donations to our nonprofit associates and partners. But the need for sponsorship support continues to be as important to the festival as ever. The Artichoke Festival can provide sponsors with the opportunity to bridge their own corporate-giving goals with the festival’s.

The festival will showcase the full range of tastes that the Monterey County farming community has to offer: artichoke cooking demonstrations by local celebrity chefs; a bountiful farmer’s market with freshly harvested produce from Monterey County and beyond; an artichoke agricultural education exhibit; live stage entertainment; family-friendly fun activities; and artichokes prepared in a variety of delicious ways, including the fan-favorite fried baby artichokes, plus artichokes steamed, grilled, and in unique forms such as lumpia, burritos, sausage, cupcakes and even ice cream.

Again this year, festival-goers will enjoy artichoke eating and harvest contests, arts and crafts vendors, a family fun run, and the ever-popular wine tasting event, featuring the wines of small-production, boutique wineries from around California.

Get your tickets today! 👇