The 56th Artichoke Fest 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!), an artichoke parade, artichokes (and other vegetables) for sale at the farmers' market, a race through the artichoke fields, a classic car show, 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 Fairgrounds on May 30 and May 31, 2015. Open from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday, the Artichoke Festival features foods and events all centered around one of Monterey County's favorite thistle.
For more info visit: http://www.seemonterey.com/events/food-wine/artichoke-festival/