10 Jul

San Benito 2013 Olive Festival




HOLLISTER, CA  — For the first time in the culinary history of this region, a select group of the nation’s most celebrated food and wine producers will play host to visitors at a world-class gourmet celebration. The First Annual San Benito Olive Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 from 11am – 5 pm at the historic Paicines Ranch, located just 12 miles south of Hollister.



The San Benito Olive Festival is an opportunity to taste award-winning olive oils paired with a variety of premier foods, wines, and artisanal creations. Celebrity chefs will be showcasing the finest ingredients – the majority of which were produced locally in the San Benito County area. Festival-goers will be able to taste creations, as well as mingle and meet the various growers and creators – while enjoying live music, local arts, crafts, and the scenic venue. 


The inaugural San Benito Olive Festival is happening at the Paicines Ranch – a 13,000-acre property that was established long before California became a state. This beautiful and historic setting has hosted many events over the years for celebrities and national leaders alike. Judy Garland was married at the ranch, and President Franklin Roosevelt escaped to Paicines Ranch with his family on several occasions. 


Tickets will be sold for $20 per Adult.  For more information on vendors, tickets, directions or about the San Benito Olive Festival, please call (831) 638-1188 or visit www.sanbenitoolivefestival.com


Email: info@sanbenitoolivefestival.com  or write us at 1760-F Airline Highway, PMB# 270, Hollister CA 95023



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About the San Benito Olive Festival: The San Benito Olive Festival is a not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the region's world-class culinary agriculture, premier artisans and to help support community causes with festival proceeds.


Media Contact: 

Kirk Hamrick    

Email: kirkhamrick@kcba.com
Cell (831) 578-0711


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