California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Castroville Artichoke FestivalFood

The Castroville Artichoke Festival is the first full weekend in May. The Festival celebrates the Artichoke and educates visitors on the many ways the artichoke can be prepared. This is done though field tours: visit three farms to learn the water recirculating system and how they are harvested. At food demos, learn how to prepare and, of course, enjoy the many artichoke foods that are sold at the festival. On Sunday enjoy an old-fashioned parade down the main street, a car show arts and crafts, kids games...and much more.

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Occurs in: May

Festival Location: Downtown Castroville

Contact Information:
Castroville Festival, Inc.
Denice Amerison - Executive Director
PO Box 1041, Castroville, CA 95012
(831) 633-2465

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