More Than an Artichoke Festival!

The Artichoke Festival Committee is looking forward to bringing you more fun and excitement in 2021! We’re planning 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.

The Artichoke Festival, July 24-25: Our iconic namesake event, held at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center — a weekend community festival dedicated to the all things Artichoke. Tickets are now on sale!

A Halloween Haunted House, each weekend in October: Spooky thrills and chills for all ages, our 2nd year for the Haunted House will bring new scares and fun for adults and children. Find us alongside the Cardinale and Wright Pumpkin Patch at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Tickets sold online and at the gate, one month in advance.

2nd Annual Turkeys and Toys Charity Golf Tournament, November 21: Back for its second year at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, players will have a chance to win a hole-in-one contest for a new car — all to benefit The Food Bank for Monterey County and the Operation Give Back Toy Drive. We’ll open registration for players in September 2021.

NEW in 2021! Winter Wonderland, December 10-12: Snow and lights, Christmas trees and carolers, hot chocolate and cookies, and a tree decorating contest! Our first inaugural weekend of winter wonder for families will be held at the Cardinale and Wright Christmas Tree lot at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Check back for more info about this event!