The Artichoke Festival Committee is looking forward to continuing the fun and excitement in 2023!

Our expanded line-up of events has been a tremendous aid in our mission to continue supporting our community. We’ve planned 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.


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.

A Haunted House

Running Fridays & Saturdays, the last four weekends in October: Spooky thrills and chills from the freakiest folks you’ve ever met! The 3rd year for the Artichoke Festival Haunted House brought rocky scares and tunnels of fun for adults and children. Produced in conjunction with the creative team of Escape Room 831 of Monterey, located alongside the Cardinale and Wright Pumpkin Patch at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Tickets will be sold online and at the gate.

3nd Annual Artichoke Festival Charity Golf Tournament

November 12, 2022: Back for its third year, this fundraiser was a wonderful day on the course where players had a chance to win a hole-in-one challenge, and fun contest prizes, plus enjoy an awards luncheon and raffle afterward — with all donations going directly to families in need in our own community. Lowest scores and contest winners now posted!