Stockton Asparagus Festival April 26-28,
Stockton Asparagus Festival Hotel Specials
The dates are set for Friday, April
26th thru Sunday April 28th, 2013, and another Stockton Asparagus Festival preparation has begun. Come to the waterfront of Downtown Stockton for this "Best in the West" food festival.
The main feature, Deep Fried asparagus, something that almost everyone orders. Those asparagus are really huge! and hard for the average person to finish on their own. In addition to the food,
they're numerous other booths featuring other goods or providing activities.
There's also a hole in one golf game where you must hit a golf ball from Weber Point to a hole that's floating in water in the middle of the deep water port.
Numerous local vendors come from all over the Central San Joaquin Valley to attend the Asparagus Festival to promote their goods. It really is a food festival which of course all centers around the asparagus. Many have become creative with their menus, such as a tri tip sandwich with asparagus or have even gone so far as asparagus ice cream.
Stockton Marina and Joan Darrah Promenade
To dock at the Downtown Stockton Marina, contact Westrec Marina Management, Inc. at 209.462.4200 or
with the number and sizes of boats, and dates of your visit. Long term berthing info also available. Office located in the Waterfront Warehouse.
Finding Your Way to the Festival and Staying in Stockton! No matter if you come by car, train, or bus, there's plenty of parking and easy entrance to the Festival. For those of you traveling from out of town, why not take an extra day to see what else Stockton has available.
Loads of Fun - Plan on sampling the fantastic asparagus fare in Asparagus Alley which includes Deep Fried Asparagus, an Asparagus Pasta, Asparagus Ice Cream, an Asparagus Steak Sandwich, Asparagus Steak Burritos, h and new for 2011, Chicken Asparawrap. by Foster Farms. There's also plenty of other delicious fair food from "Spear-It Lane." vendors. And if you get thirsty? Sample a yummy drink from the Spear-Its of the Valley beverage tent! Aso be sure not overlook festival favorites, such as
Skyy Dogs and Tyson, a Skateboarding Bulldog. Back again for 2011,
Velocity Circus - sure to be be a big hit with everyone! Children are sure to enjoy the
numerous games and rides in the Asparazone which includes the
Sea Lion Encounter, meanwhile adults can pick up tips from the pro chefs in the festival Celebrity Kitchen which features local celebrity chefs .
Did someone mention shopping? there is lots. So many things to look at and purchase in the Arts & Crafts section, there's a Home & Garden Expo, a Small Business Expo, And of course the Certified Stockton Farmers Market and plenty more at the huge array of other vendors!
Coming from the Bay Area : Go on 680 East to 580, East on 580 through Tracy as it meets with 205. and Highway 205 meets with I-5 north. Take I-5 to Hwy 4, the Stockton cross town freeway, stay to the right, use the first exit, which is Lafayette St. Turn left at the second light to El Dorado St. then follow the signs to parking.
From Sacramento : I-5 south to Stockton. Go on the Hwy 4 E exit going towards Hwy 99/ Downtown Stockton, then use the exit for Downtown Stockton, and keep straight to enter E Lafayette St. Then left on El Dorado St. and select a parking lot.
Asparagus Festival Tickets and Admission
Hours: 10am to 7pm Daily Purchase tickets at the
gates, at a local ticket outlet or online!
BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Download a Asparagus Festival Site Map
Asparagus Festival Official Site
At the Gate Admission Prices: Adults (18-59): $13.00
College Students with Proper ID: $8.00
Teens (13-17): $8.00
Children 12 & Under: FREE with paying adult
Seniors (60 and older): $8.00
Active Military Cardholder (with I.D) Discount: $8.00
Food/Drink Tickets: $1.00 each
Kids 12 and under are FREE with paying adult.
Group Tickets Group rates available for
groups of 20 or more. Please call the Stockton
Conference & Visitors Bureau @ 877-778-6258. Group
tickets must be purchased in advance. Group Rates: Teens
: $5.00; Adults: $10.00; Seniors: $5.00