Become a Valued Sponsor of the Artichoke Festival!

We are excited to invite you to partner with us to celebrate the 61st Annual Artichoke Festival. Our event, which attracts about 20,000 attendees, features a wide array of unique and appealing activities for all ages. It is the only agricultural festival dedicated to one of our iconic Monterey County vegetable crops, the Artichoke, which is also California’s Official State Vegetable. Depending upon your sponsorship level, your organization can receive valuable exposure and branding through television, radio, print media, website, social media channels, and online promotional campaigns. You can also advertise your organization’s name and message at the Festival with banners and on-site presentations.

Check out the available sponsorship levels and benefits below.

Your sponsorship dollars will enable the Artichoke Festival (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization), to continue funding many wonderful charitable and educational non-profit organizations within Monterey County. The Artichoke Festival has given back over $210,800 in the past decade. Learn more about the Festival’s support to the community here.

We hope you can support this outstanding event and we look forward to hearing from you soon! Please contact our Sponsor Representative for more information, or download the 2020 sponsorship packet here.

2019 Artichoke Festival Sponsors

Heart of Gold Presenting Sponsor

Ocean Mist Farms logo Artichoke festival sponsor

Event Sponsor

KSBW Logo

Purple Bloom

Bianchi Kasavan & Pope, llp
Aladin Properties logo

Elegant Thistle

Salinas valley memorial healthcare system

Green Thistle

BBS, Inc.

C&N Tractors

Luis A. Scattini & Sons, LP

Green Globe Sponsor

Green Bud

A-J Properties

Joe Micheli Sr Family

Friends of the Thistle

Cominos & Quattrin

William Stoffers

Cannery Row Company

Ordway Building LLC

Donations

Eagle Emblems

Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis

M. Bruno Electric Inc

Sponsorship Benefits

HEART OF GOLD PRESENTING SPONSOR: $50,000
  • Company logo on all event publications and media ads as “Presenting Sponsor”
  • Corporate logo prominently displayed with link on Festival website
  • Corporate banner displayed near front gate, and at associated facilities
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 10’x10’ exhibitor booth at the event
  • 50 Festival tickets
  • 10 parking passes
  • 15 passes for the Wine & Beer Tasting Garden*
  • 15 Sponsor Appreciation Event Tickets

*Tasting Garden passes subject to change.

CROWNING SPONSOR - MAIN STAGE: $20,000
  • Company logo on event publications and media ads
  • Corporate logo prominently displayed with link on Festival website
  • Corporate banner displayed on the Main Stage
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 10’x10’ booth space
  • 15 Festival tickets
  • 5 parking passes
  • 10 passes for Wine & Beer Tasting Garden*
  • 10 Sponsor Appreciation Event Tickets

*Tasting Garden passes subject to change.

EVENT SPONSOR - CHILDREN'S FUN ZONE: $10,000
  • Company logo on all event publications and media ads
  • Corporate logo prominently displayed with link on Festival website
  • Corporate banner displayed in Kid’s Zone
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 10’x10’ booth space
  • 10 Festival tickets
  • 3 parking passes
  • 5 passes for Wine & Beer Tasting Garden*
  • 5 Sponsor Appreciation Event Tickets

*Tasting Garden passes subject to change.

PURPLE BLOOM SPONSOR - FAMILY STAGE: $5,000
  • Corporate name on event publications and media ads
  • Company logo prominently displayed with link on Festival website
  • Corporate banner displayed at event venue
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 10’x10′ booth space
  • 5 Festival tickets
  • 2 parking passes
  • 5 passes for Wine & Beer Tasting Garden*
  • 5 Sponsor Appreciation Event Tickets

*Tasting Garden passes subject to change.

ELEGANT THISTLE SPONSOR - WINE TASTING GARDEN: $5,000
  • Corporate name on event publications and media ads
  • Corporate logo prominently displayed with link on Festival website
  • Corporate banner displayed at Event Venue
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 10’x10′ booth space
  • 5 Festival tickets
  • 2 parking passes
  • 5 passes for Wine & Beer Tasting Garden*
  • 5 Sponsor Appreciation Event Tickets

*Tasting Garden passes subject to change.

GREEN THISTLE SPONSOR - CHEF DEMOS: $5,000
  • Corporate name on event publications and media ads
  • Corporate logo prominently displayed with link on Festival website
  • Corporate banner displayed at Event Venue
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 10’x10′ booth space
  • 5 Festival tickets
  • 2 parking passes
  • 5 passes for Wine & Beer Tasting Garden*
  • 5 Sponsor Appreciation Event Tickets

*Tasting Garden passes subject to change.

GREEN GLOBE SPONSOR - ARTICHOKE FOOD COURT: $5,000
  • Corporate name on event publications and media ads
  • Corporate logo prominently displayed with link on Festival website
  • Corporate banner displayed at Event Venue
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 10’x10′ booth space
  • 5 Festival tickets
  • 2 parking passes
  • 5 passes for Wine & Beer Tasting Garden*
  • 5 Sponsor Appreciation Event Tickets

*Tasting Garden passes subject to change.

GREEN BUD SPONSOR - FIRST RESPONDER SERVICES: $2,500
  • Link on Festival website
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • 4 Festival tickets
  • 2 parking passes
FRIENDS OF THE THISTLE SPONSOR: $1,000
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • Link on Festival website
  • 2 Festival tickets
  • 1 parking pass
BUDDING SPONSOR: $500
  • Listing in Thank You ad
  • Link on Festival website
  • 2 Festival tickets