Castroville Artichoke Festival
- When: Saturday, May 19, 2012, time TBA
- Where: Castroville, Castroville
- Cost: $5 - $10
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Culinary, Folk
The artichoke merits much love. And in Castroville they know how to lay the love on: parades, cooking demos, wine tastings, a farmers market, field tours, rockin' music worthy of its own fest (see music story) and yes, the thistle-of-dreams fried, sautéed, grilled, marinated, pickled, fresh, creamed and even reconstituted into stylish and inventive "agro art." [MCA]
10am-6pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun. $10/adult; $5/kids, military, seniors. Downtown Castroville (follow the signs). 633-0485, www.artichoke-festival.org.