Artichoke Festival Schedule

The list below provides a taste of what’s coming to the 2019 Festival. Check back soon for updates!

Go to the FAMILY STAGE and MAIN STAGE pages to learn what acts & bands will be performing. We look forward to having you at this year’s Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

TIME Location Event
10:00 AM GATES OPEN
10:30 AM CHEF DEMO STAGE Pat Hopper – Artichoke ABC’s
11:00 AM WINE & BEER GARDEN OPENS
11:15 AM CHEF DEMO STAGE Butch Francis – Cowboy Sausage
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM FAMILY STAGE Dale Mulhern, Magician
11:30 AM MAIN STAGE Ocean Mist Farms Scholarship Presentation
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MAIN STAGE Marilyn Monroe Contest
12:00 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Patricia Rain
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM WET YOUR THISTLE SALOON Bridget Marie
12:30 PM FAMILY STAGE Contest
12:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Dyon Foster – Chef’s Palette Spice Rubs
1:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Samz School of Rock
1:00 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Canasta Contest
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM MAIN STAGE Maroon Vibes
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies
1:30 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Chris Vaca – Hyatt Carmel Highlands
2:15 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Paul Blackerby – Hyatt Regency Monterey
3:00 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Pat Hopper – All About Artichokes
3:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Contest
3:30 PM FAMILY STAGE The Secrets
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Eating Contest
4:00 PM FAMILY STAGE The Focus
4:30 PM FAMILY STAGE The Wednesday Night Band
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM MAIN STAGE Raise Your Glass Pink-Tribute
5:00 PM WINE & BEER GARDEN CLOSES
6:00 PM GATES CLOSE

Sunday, June 2, 2019

TIME Location Event
10:00 AM GATES OPEN
11:00 AM WINE & BEER GARDEN OPENS
11:00 AM FAMILY STAGE NCA Dance Studio
11:30 AM MAIN STAGE West Coast Martial Arts
11:30 PM – 12:30 PM FAMILY STAGE Dale Mulhern, Magician
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM MAIN STAGE Chicano Allstars
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM WET YOUR THISTLE SALOON Bridget Marie
12:30 PM FAMILY STAGE Contest
12:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Dyon Foster – Chef’s Palette Spice Rubs
1:00 PM MAIN STAGE Chicano Allstars
1:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Chris Vaca – Hyatt Carmel Highlands
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Eating Contest
2:30 PM FAMILY STAGE Absolute Magic
2:45 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Esteban Jiminez – Rancho Cielo Culinary Arts
2:30 PM MAIN STAGE Artichoke Eating Contest
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM MAIN STAGE Woodstock
3:00 PM FAMILY STAGE Contest
3:15 PM CHEF DEMO STAGE Pat Hopper – Artichoke ABC’s
3:30 PM FAMILY STAGE School Of Rock
4:00 PM WINE & BEER GARDEN CLOSES
5:00 PM GATES CLOSE