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, 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, 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.
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