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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 […]

Artichoke Festival 2020 Canceled

Artichoke Festival 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

Held continuously since 1959, Artichoke Festival cancels event for 2020 due to COVID-19 concernsFestival board announces June 5-6 as dates for 2021 event   In light of the current crisis surrounding COVID-19, and in the interest of public health and safety, the Artichoke Festival has cancelled its annual summer celebration, scheduled for Aug. 8-9, at […]

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Artichoke Festival Helps Fight Hunger in Monterey County

Artichoke Festival holds a successful Drive-up/Drop-off food drive on April 9, 2020, benefitting Food Bank for Monterey County. The current COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders have placed tremendous pressures on local food bank’s abilities to cover shortages in Monterey County. Since its inception in 1959, the Artichoke Festival has embraced a mission of giving back to the […]

Artichoke Festival announces April 9 food drive to aid charity partner Food Bank for Monterey County

Since its inception in 1959, the Artichoke Festival has embraced a mission of giving back to the community through a family-oriented celebration. With a growing number of families now experiencing hunger, the festival has organized a Drive-up/Drop-off Food Drive on Thursday, April 9 to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. The longtime charity partner […]