The Artichoke Festival Committee is looking forward to continuing the fun and excitement in 2022! Our expanded line-up of events has been a tremendous aid in our mission to continue supporting our community during a very challenging time. We’ve planned safe, family-friendly events sure to please the most avid artichoke lovers, as well as local community fans and friends throughout the year. Follow the links below for more about the fun to come.

Miner Madness: A Haunted Mine Tour
Running Fridays & Saturdays, the last four weekends in October, plus the last Sunday, (Oct 7-29, +30): Spooky thrills and chills from the freakiest bunch of miners you’ve ever met! The 3rd year for the Artichoke Festival Haunted House will bring rocky scares and tunnels of fun for adults and children. Produced in conjunction with the creative team of Escape Room 831 of Monterey, find this underground scare pit alongside the Cardinale and Wright Pumpkin Patch at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Tickets will be sold online and at the gate..

November 12, 2022: Back for its third year, we’ve got plans for more fun on the course where players will again have a chance to win hole-in-one contests and Challenge a Pro, plus, enjoy an awards luncheon and raffle for great prizes — with your donations going directly to families in need in our own community. Sponsorship opportunities are available now!
The Artichoke Festival
Our iconic namesake event, held at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center — a weekend community festival dedicated to the all things Artichoke. SAVE THE DATE for June 10-11, 2023.