Health & Safety
HEALTH & SAFETY AT THE ARTICHOKE FESTIVAL
After a challenging year lled with a lot of uncertainty in the events arena, we share much joy in the reopening of California’s economy. Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks while enjoying the Artichoke Festival. We know our customers will do the right thing. No proof of vaccination or immunity testing will be required.
We ask that all guests be socially responsible and respectful of those who may not be vaccinated. Wearing a mask is a personal choice, and if you’re vaccinated and still want to wear a mask, that is perfectly acceptable, too. It is strongly recommended that unvaccinated guests or those with weakened immunity should wear a mask.
The Artichoke Festival admissions team will have masks available for guests passing through the Admissions gate who wish to have one.
To add yet another layer of protection for you and the community, it is strongly recommend attendees sign-up for CA Notify to receive alerts when you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
We look forward to working together to enjoy a stronger California!
Signage and Guidelines
Safety signage, including visual and verbal reminders of safety recommendations, will be posted throughout the Festival grounds.
Per State and County guidelines, while full vaccination or pre-entry negative testing is strongly recommended for everyone, we will NOT be checking for proof of vaccination or negative testing. We trust our guests to do the right thing. We ask that all guests be socially responsible and respectful of those who may not be vaccinated. Please stay home if you are sick or have been around anyone who has been sick. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive or experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days, we ask that you do not attend this event.
Guests can enter the Artichoke Festival without a face covering.
For the safest most efficient protection, Festival guests who DO wish to bring their own face covering should avoid the following:
- Face shields alone (face shields accompanying a face covering will be allowed)
- Any covering that does not fit securely on the face and over the nose and mouth
- Any face covering that is vented or has an exhaust port
- Any plastic transparent face or mouth guard/covering
- Any face covering that has explicit or inappropriate imagery or language
Numerous hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the Festival grounds. Guests, volunteers, vendors and staff are encouraged to sanitize and wash their hands frequently.
The Artichoke Festival highly encourages touchless admissions at the gate for 2021. Guests may use major credit cards and debit cards. A cash-only line will be available for those who cannot use a debit or credit card.
Concessions and Vendor Purchases
Concession stands will be available for guests to walk-up and purchase food and drink. Please observe all posted signage regarding safe food handling and queue management.
The Festival does not direct non-Festival owned vendors regarding the purchase of goods, however many, but not all of these vendors will be able to take debit or credit cards for purchases. ATM machines will be available for obtaining cash from debit/credit cards.