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Piquant in Paso: Olive Festival

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    If olives are your main go-to, foodie love, and the element present in all of your dishes, Paso Robles is the place to be over the first Friday and Saturday in June. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

    LOVELY PASO ROBLES... over the first Friday and Saturday of June. That's Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, and while the 14th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival will olive-up Paso's Downtown City Park on June 3, you may want to arrive a day early, on June 2, for a Social Mixer, which will include vinos from the area, and, hold onto your favorite olive jar, an olive-tasting bar, too. Mmm. At the big fest, seek out the chef-led demonstrations, the olive-themed competition, and the free olive oil ice cream. Wine, of course, will be in the bottles, glasses, hands, and eventually tummies at the park, too, which is no shocker: This is wine country, and even the olive needs to slide over and make a bit of room for its old friend, the grape. For the full schedule, and how to find the olives of your dreams, and the next olives you'll slice up for a salad, lasagna, or enchiladas? Turn your olive-loving gaze upon the Central Coast destination.