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Join us April 20-22, 2018 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!

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 2018, we were looking to bring in 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 65,000 people for 2018 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!

Every year we have several more Asparagus related dishes to our already outstanding Deep Fried Asparagus and Asparagus Ice Cream, such as, Additional Asparagus dishes, including but not limited to: Asparagus Lumpia, Pulled Pork Sandwich with Asparagus Slaw, Asparagus Chicken Bowl, Asparagus Corn Dogs, Asparagus Polish Corn Dogs, Asparagus Chili Cheese Fries, Asparagus Nachos, Chicken Asparagus Burrito, Steak Asparagus Burritos, Veggie Asparagus Burritos, Asparagus Pasta, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Deep Fried Ground Beef & Asparagus Wrap, Steamed Asparagus with Garlic Butter, Crab & Asparagus Balls, Asparagus Churros, Asparagus Fried Rice & LoMein, Mac & Cheese with 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 previous festivals, 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 in 2015 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 $300,000 to non-profit groups that volunteered and to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds since 2015.

Thanks to everyone for a successful event!

Hours and Days of operation:

Friday April 20th, 2018

Saturday April 21st, 2018

Sunday April 22nd, 2018

10am - 8pm Friday
10am - 10pm Saturday
10am - 8pm Sunday

Asparagus Alley lines cut off at 7:30pm sharp!

Beer & Wines sales end at 7pm on Friday and Sunday
9pm on Saturday due to extended festival hours

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

Parking $6
Motorcyle Parking $3


Adult (18-64) - $15

Child (6-17), Senior 65+, Military w/ID - $12

Child 5 & Under - FREE

Discount tickets will be sold at Save Mart
and Lucky Stores in the surrounding areas
until APRIL 19th ONLY. Sales start March 14th, 2018.
Adult tickets $12 - Child, Sr. & Military tickets $10.

Discount Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband vouchers are $20 ($10 discount)
Vouchers will be redeemed
at the Carnival Ticket Booth
You can purchase in store at any check out.

Click the image below for a list of stores.


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

** No Outside Food or Drink Allowed
No Weapons, Knives, Guns, Pepper Spray or Drugs Allowed Security will be checking EVERYONE who enters festival.

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