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 8-9, 2024.

The 2024 Artichoke Festival map & brochure will be available soon!

Annual Artichoke Festival Charity Golf Tournament

The Artichoke Festival and Big Choke Golf welcome you to enjoy a great day of golf at the Club at Crazy Horse Golf Ranch in Salinas, California. The 4-person scramble tees off at 9:00 AM, September 25, 2023. Proceeds will support the youth of North Monterey County through the Jr. Choke Foundation! Golfers and Sponsors can sign-up online!