If you happen to be staying in Monterey this June, bring your appetite because this summer there are a number of exciting festivals all centered on food and drinks! If you enjoy trying new foods or are simply looking for a fun festival to enjoy, here are some upcoming food festivals taking place in Monterey this June.
The Artichoke Festival held annually in Monterey is more than just celebrating artichokes, it’s about a tradition that has spanned for over half a century! The Monterey Artichoke Festival will take place on June 4th and the 5th. On Saturday, it will be open from 10am-6pm and on Sunday it will be open from 10am-5pm. Enjoy an artichoke parade, cooking demos with artichokes, artichoke themed souvenirs and more including a series of live music performances! For more information visit www.artichokefestival.org
The Monterey Beer Festival is a one day event and will take place on June 11th. At this festival, imbibe on brews from companies such as Alaskan Brewing Co., Alvarado street, Coronado Brewing Company, Dust Bowl Brewing Co., Craft Artisan Ales, English Ales, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Stone Brewing, The Dudes’ Brewing Company and more. There will even be an exciting beer pong tournament! For more information visit www.montereybeerfestival.com
Have a love of bacon? If so, join the hundreds of other people will be attending this year’s Monterey BaconFest 2016. This year, the event will take place at the Monterey Fairgrounds on June 25th and 26th. At this festival, come and check out vendors that will be offering bites of incredible bacon dishes. Ever wondered what chocolate covered bacon tastes like? Well now you can find out!
If you will be attending one of these festivals, stay at one of the affordable hotels in Monterey CA for your convenience.