Join us in celebrating 60 years of artichokes — the offical vegetable of Californa & Monterey County. On June 1 & 2, 2019 we’ll be at the beautiful Monterey County Fair & Events Center on the central coast of California. Come out and enjoy great weather and fun for the whole family — featuring local chef demonstrations, a wine & beer tasting garden, artichoke-inspired delicious food, a Kids Zone, fantastic musical entertainment, an Agro Art competition, arts & crafts booths, our famous farmer’s market, artichoke farm tours, and an artichoke quilting challenge.
For many years, the Artichoke Festival has been dedicated to informing and exciting festival attendees about the unique qualities of artichokes including farming, harvest, and preparation to demonstrate how the artichoke industry has influenced the history of Monterey County. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the purpose remains the same with an emphasis on giving back to the local community. Proceeds from the festival are used to support 501(c)(3) community organizations and activities that align with our festival’s mission.