Each year our recipe contest winners gather at the Paso Robles Olive Festival to eat, drink and get inspired by the Golden State’s olive oil bounty. Even if you didn’t enter a winning recipe, the festival is a must-do event for California’s olive oil lovers. The goal of this annual celebration is to rally support for California’s artisan growers and promote growth of our emerging industry. The festival, which has grown bigger and more popular over the past decade, reflects what we hear from you, our customers, about your desire for fresh, locally produced foods and the importance of the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil. This year’s festival is fit for foodies with olive oil samplings from California’s finest producers, chef demonstrations, artisan purveyors of all kinds, wine and beer tasting, gourmet food trucks and complimentary olive oil ice cream samples. The festival takes place in the heart of Paso at the Downtown Paso Robles City Park on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you attend, visit the We Olive tasting bar and say hello! For more information, visit the festival website.