Parking

On-site all-day parking will be available in the Fairgrounds lots on the East end of the grounds for $10 per vehicle. Cash payments are accepted. There are ADA marked parking spaces near the Gate 5 Ticket Booth on Fairground Rd., and on the far West end of the grounds. These ADA parking spaces are free of charge. A shuttle is available for Festival guests from the East parking lot (Gate 8) to Gate 5 Admissions booth. Parking gates will open 30 minutes before the event.

Directions

The Artichoke Festival suggests that all drivers follow posted directional signs to the parking areas. Thank you for being a patient and courteous driver!

Coming South on Highway 1 from Santa Cruz/Los Gatos
Southbound traffic on State Route 1 should continue south of the Monterey County boundary through Moss Landing. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit, turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs for event parking.

Coming South on US Highway 101 from San Jose/Santa Clara County
Southbound traffic on US Highway 101, should exit 101 in Prunedale (approximately 17 miles south of Gilroy) at the junction of State Route 156, continue west for approximately 7 miles to the State Route 1 South. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit, turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs for event parking.

Coming West on State Route 156 from Hollister
Follow State Route 156 from Hollister 25.2 miles to Castroville, continue west for approximately 7 miles to the State Route 1 South. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit, turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. (State Route 156 and Highway 101 are the same from just west of San Juan Bautista to Prunedale.) Follow signs for event parking.

Coming North on State Route 183 from Salinas
Northbound traffic should proceed northwest on West Market Street (State Route 183), which becomes Salinas Road, for approximately 8.5 miles. As you enter Castroville, turn left onto State Route 156 South, which turns into State Route 1 South. Once in Monterey, take the Casa Verde Way exit , turn left onto Casa Verde Way, then turn right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs for event parking.

Coming North on US Highway 101 from King City/Paso Robles
Northbound traffic should proceed north on State Route 1, exit onto N Fremont St. Turn right onto Casa Verde Way, and right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs to parking areas

Coming North on Highway 1 from the Monterey Peninsula area

Northbound traffic should proceed north on State Route 1, exit onto N Fremont St. Turn right onto Casa Verde Way, and right onto Fairground Rd. Follow signs to parking areas.

RV Parking Information
A limited number of RV parking spaces will be available on and/or near the festival grounds, at the rate of $65.00 per day. The RV parking fee covers arrival by no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021 and departure by no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2021. For further information about RV space, please contact the Monterey County Fair & Event Center Administration Office at (831) 717-7167, or visit their website at www.montereycountyfair.com.