The Castroville Artichoke Festival is a commemoration of all things artichoke. The event has artichoke cooking demos, tours of artichoke farms, artichoke-themed art and souvenirs (and a contest to make art out of actual artichokes!), artichokes (and other vegetables) for sale at the farmers’ market, a wine exposition, and of course artichokes prepared in every way imaginable.
A tradition for over half a century, the Artichoke Festival takes over the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, the Artichoke Festival features foods and events all centered around one of Monterey County’s favorite thistle… read more >