Paso Robles\' quaint downtown park amps up the fun and excitement this summer with the 11th annual Downtown Olive Festival. The all-day event offers fun for the whole family, with fabulous food, live entertainment, kids\' events, and shopping opportunities. Wander through the park to find olive vendors and growers from around the Central Coast region and the state offering tastes of their delicious olives, unique olive oil blends and delicious food items with olives as the star ingredient. Cooking enthusiasts, root for your favorites in the Head-to-Head Chef competition or enjoy a variety of cooking contests and demos. Complement your olive-infused cuisine with a taste of local wines and beers, peruse the art gallery or pick up unique items and olive trees for your own garden. Kids of all ages will love activities like Native American sand painting and olive branch wreath making. The 11th annual Downtown Olive Festival runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, August 16th. Entry is free. Visit the Festival website for details.