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Join us April 15-17, 2016 for the BIGGEST Asparagus Festival in the West! With a fantastic lineup of events and entertainment, the festival is sure to be an enjoyable time for the entire family!

Click on the Activities tab above to see a map of the festival.


San Joaquin Asparagus Festival draws a considerable amount of visitors in the spring that come together to enjoy the fun, savor the food, and catch up with old friends, all while making new friends and memories!

In 2016, we are looking to bring in 10-20 more non-profit groups to help with the festival, along with more asparagus dishes in a centralized location, fresh asparagus available at all entrances/exits, and more atm machines. The parking will be organized by a professional parking team to handle all the traffic coming into the venue as well as more bus routes and shuttles for the community. We anticipate over 85,000 people for 2016 and keeping the festival alive once again.

Volunteer with us or become a sponsor of the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival! Reach out to us for more information and join in the fun!

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends and enjoy Asparagus Alley, Live Entertainment, Health & Wellness Fair, Countless Vendors, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Recipe Contest, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, Country Farm Animals and so much more!

This year we have added several more Asparagus related dishes to our already outstanding Deep Fried Asparagus and Asparagus Ice Cream, such as, Asparagus Lumpia, Pulled Pork Sandwich with Asparagus Slaw, Asparagus Chicken Bowl, Asparagus Corn Dogs & Polish Corn Dogs, Asparagus Chili Cheese Fries, Asparagus Nachos, Asparagus Burritos, Smoked Asparagus Soup, Roasted Asparagus, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and more! These dishes are located in the Asparagus Plaza, outside of Asparagus Alley, see map on activities page.

In the course of the 2015 festival, Asparagus Alley dished out over 10 tons of California grown asparagus between the deep fried asparagus and the asparagus ice cream. The remaining asparagus and parmesan cheese was donated to local charities; Salvation Army in Lodi, Bread of Life, Haven of Peace, Recovery Hiuse, Servants of Christ, Biggs Tract Community Center, Emergency Food Bank, Circle of Friends, Pinsl of Stockton, Victory after school program and St. Mary’s Food Bank. The Noceti’s gave back over $150,000 to non-profit groups that volunteered and to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.

Thanks to everyone for a successful event!

Hours and Days of operation:

Friday April 15th, 2016

Saturday April 16th, 2016

Sunday April 17th, 2016

10am - 8pm ALL 3 DAYS!

San Joaquin County Fairgrounds
1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206


Adults (18-59): $10.00
Teens (13-17): $7.00
Children (6-12): $5.00
Children (5 & Under): FREE
Seniors (60 & older with I.D.): $7.00
College Students with I.D.: $7.00
Military with I.D.: $7.00

Parking is $6 per car

$3 per motorcycle

Only Service Dogs are allowed
with the proper identification.

Wheel Chairs, Walkers & Power Scooters
will be available at all entrances.
Wheel Chairs & Walkers $25 All Day
Power Scooters $25.00 for the first 2 hours,
$40 for 4 hours, $60 All Day
To reserve before you arrive,
call Ability Access at 209-944-7427

All student body identification card holders, including elementary, middle school, high school and college students with valid ID: $5 each

All community youth group organization ages 12
and under in groups of 30 or more, ie; Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts, 4H, etc: $3 each

All San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Sacramento Unified
School Districts field trips (K-12): $3 per student

No parking fee for Buses that enter through
B Street entrance.



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Routes 40 Metro Express (Pacific Corridor: DTC - Hammer Triangle) & 44 Metro Express (Airport Corridor: DTC - Stockton Metro Airport) will be running during the week and on the weekend to help with transporting festival attendees to the main ticket gate. Parking is free ONLY on Saturday & Sunday. Round trip bus pass is $3 and an all day pass is $4. Delta college has parking lots C1, C2 & C3 off of Pacific Avenue in front of the DeRicco building. RTD will have staff on site to help with getting passengers loaded onto the buses. You can save $3 off an adult admission - just show your RTD bus pass at the gate!