Castroville Artichoke Festival
- When: Sunday, May 17, 2009, time TBA
- Where: Castroville, Castroville
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
If the indominatble thistle doesn't whet your whistle, whether fried, stuffed or otherwise amplified, try these nibbles on for size: two days of live music—including Los Lobos, TYT, Second Wind and Average White Band; 3-D fruit and vegetable artwork; a full-blown parade designed to salute the Marilyn Monroe-fabled vegetable in style; a classic car show; children's games and rare craft activities; cooking demos from the vicinity's most veteran 'choke chefs; wine tastings, farmers markets and field tours. Get it sautéed, grilled, marinated, pickled, fresh, peppered or creamed in soup—there's enough here to inspire the whole troop. [MCA]
10am-6pm/Sat; 10am-5pm/Sun. Castroville, downtown, Castroville. $4/kids; $8/adult. 831-633-2465 or artichoke-festival.org.