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Castroville Artichoke Field

Castroville Artichoke Field

CASTROVILLE

Castroville is a tiny agricultural town with a big heart. Just a few miles inland from the Monterey Bay and surrounded by robust fields of artichokes sits Castroville, known as the "Artichoke Center of the World."

Castroville Artichoke Festival

Each May, Castroville hails the violet-thistled veggie with a festival that attracts foodies, farmers and folks who like to celebrate! The two-day Castroville Artichoke Festival now takes place at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center and serves up artichokes in every way possible. The festival includes a first-rate parade, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, a car show and lots of arts and crafts vendors. A highlight of the event includes choosing the Artichoke Queen, following the footsteps of the first queen crowned in 1948 – Marilyn Monroe!

Castroville Hotels

Castroville lies at the intersection of two of Monterey County's important roads, and is only a few minutes from both Highway 101 and Highway One. For overnight Castroville hotel accommodations, try the Castroville Motel

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