This month, we celebrate twenty-seven years of community, wine, and art at the most anticipated wine festival on the Central Coast, The Atascadero Lakeside Wine Fest. This festival stands as a testament to the spirit of OUR amazing community! It brings together residents and visitors alike to enjoy exceptional local wines, craft beers, ciders, art, and music. Not only is this a great chance to enjoy all wine country has to offer, but it also offers a chance to connect with neighbors, friends, and family by the beautiful Atascadero Lake.

The story of the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Fest begins nearly three decades ago when a group of passionate individuals, led by the incredible Barbie Butz, decided to create something special. A true Atascadero experience crafted for locals to celebrate community and welcoming visitors to join the festivities. As a bonus, festival ticket sales would help support our town’s zoo, the Charles Paddock Zoo. Their vision materialized into the hallmark event we know, the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Fest, quickly becoming a local favorite across the coast.

This year’s festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, promises to be spectacular! Set against the picturesque backdrop of Atascadero Lake, attendees can enjoy unlimited tastings from over 100 premier Central Coast wines and a selection of fine beers and ciders. But that’s not all—festival-goers can also purchase delicious food, explore unique art, and rock out to the tunes of The Joy Bonner Band. The Roar & Pour experience is also back again this year! Attendees will also have complimentary entry into the Charles Paddock Zoo and enjoy wine up close and personal with the wild animals.

We invite everyone to join us at this celebration by the Atascadero Lake! Whether you’re a long-time resident, a neighbor from the surrounding towns, or a first-time visitor, the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Fest offers a chance to experience the heart of our community.  Tickets are available now, so don’t miss out on the most sought-after wine festival on the Central Coast! Visit our website at for tickets, festival FAQs, and more information. See you there!

-Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO