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13th annual festival celebrates olive industry 

Paso Robles Olive Festival

Paso Robles Olive Festival was held on Saturday.

Crowds sample olive products in Downtown City Park Saturday

–The 13th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival, a Paso Robles Main Street Association event was held Saturday, June 4 in Downtown City Park to celebrate the olive industry. Hundreds of people attended the event to sample olive oils, olives, honey, gourmet food and bread and local arts and crafts.

The festival began at 10 a.m. with the blessing of the festival by a father of St. Rose Catholic Church.

Paso Robles Olive Festival

Templeton Olive Oil attended the olive festival, left to right, Ashleigh, Aidan (16), Sky (13), Via (18), Harmony 11 and Dan Rohde.

The festival featured olive oil and olive vendors both locally and outside the county featuring products along with free olive oil tasting, tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, and more. Local wineries and breweries were also featuring tastings with a commemorative wine glass for a fee.

Paso Robles Olive Festival

43 Ranch Olive Oil, Greg and Cindy Traynor at the festival.

The festival included music and special children’s entertainment located near the playground.

Paso Robles Olive Festival

Attendees at Paso Robles Olive Festival, left to right, Yvette Salazar, Kelsey Bridge, Christine Estrada and Dana Carrillo.