Olive Oil Events

Historic Old Mission San Jose Museum Olive Festival

October 1-2, 2016
10 am – 5 pm
Behind the Historic Old Mission San Jose Museum, Fremont, CA

Fun for the whole family! The Olive Festival features food, live music, wine tasting, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids games, drawings, prizes and much more.

For more information, visit msjchamber.org


Corning Olive Festival

Saturday, October 8 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Woodson Park, Peach Street, Corning, CA

The annual Corning Olive Festival will feature a parade, fun competitions and plenty of tasting. Historic olive tours will be led by the mayor.

Visit corningcachamber.org or calif-tech.com/OliveFestival/ for more information.


The Olive – From Tree to Table

Saturday, October 15, 2016
2 – 4 pm
United States Botanical Garden, Washington, D.C.
Free (Pre-registration required)

Since first domesticated over 6,000 years ago along what is now the Syrian-Turkish border, the olive (Olea europaea L.) has been celebrated for its religious, cultural, and culinary uses. Join COOC Member Keith Voight (Owner, All Things Olive) for an exciting journey exploring this noble fruit from the tree to the table. Learn about the olive’s expansion to the New World, today’s dominate cultivars and their varietal characteristics, how olive oil is produced, and the latest on the controversy over extra virgin olive oil standards. This insightful discussion will conclude with a tasting of certified extra virgin olive oils from California.

For more information and to register visit www.usbg.gov/events/2016/08/12/special-event-olive-tree-table


Olive Oil Kansai International Exhibition

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, October 18-20, 2016
10 am – 5 pm
Intex Osaka, Japan
Free (Pre-registration required)

The COOC will be exhibiting in the first Japanese olive oil industry international trade fair, Olive Oil Kansai. The event will be hosted in the region on Kansai, which includes the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, and is known as the “food capital of Japan.” Olive Oil Kansai will feature more than 60 exhibitors from Japan, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Israel, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and U.S.A.

Visit www.olive-kansai.com/en for more information.


2nd Annual Olive Crush Festival at Séka Hills

Sunday, October 30, 2016
12 pm – 4 pm
Séka Hills Tasting Room, Brooks, CA
Free (No reservation or tickets required!)

COOC member, Séka Hills will be celebrating this year’s olive harvest during their annual Olive Crush Festival. Join the family friendly party for olive oil tasting, mill tours, live music, and food trucks. The COOC will be exhibiting during the event to answer all of your California extra virgin olive oil certification questions.

Visit sekahills.com for more information.