STOCKTON, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2013) -  The story of the Stockton Asparagus Festival can be told in numbers. In the last 27 years it has helped more than 129 charities receive more than $5.8 million. In 2012 it served nearly 63,000 asparagus dishes -- including 38,500 orders of deep-fried asparagus -- to attendees and volunteers. While the numbers tell the story, they can't compare to the actual experience, from the live entertainment to the delectable dishes.

As a festival-recommended hotel, the Courtyard Stockton, near Pacific Memorial Stadium, offers a convenient location for visitors, whether they're in town specifically for the festival or happen to be in town and want to check it out.

From April 26th through the 28th, the area near these UOP campus accommodations will play host to the weekend festival and all the fun that comes with it. Live entertainment includes performances from the Gin Blossoms, Starship and Night Ranger. Little ones will love the Velocity Circus, Sky Dogs & Stunt Dog Productions and the Sea Lion Encounter. The Asparazone will feature kid-friendly rides and entertainment.

Adults can stroll around the small business and home expos, or browse great arts, crafts and wine gifts. Watch the experts in action at chef demonstrations, and see who will win first prize in the deep-friend asparagus-eating contest. At the heart of the festival is the food, and Asparagus Alley is where attendees will find deep-fried asparagus, asparagus tri-tip sandwiches, asparagus burritos, asparagus pasta and this year's new addition the Asparaberry shortcake.

After a day of filling up on asparagus treats, guests of this Lodi hotel can head back to their Stockton, CA suite or cap off the day with a cocktail at The Bistro.

General admission to the Stockton Asparagus Festival is $13. For more information, visit

About the Courtyard Stockton
Recognized as the Courtyard by Marriott 2011 Hotel of the Year, the Courtyard Stockton offers both business and leisure guests the perfect stay in the heart of the Central Valley. Guest rooms are available in standard king, double, Spa King or King Suite sizes to accommodate families and groups. Accommodations combine comfort and functionality with features including a large desk, free Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, two TVs (only available with King Suite) and comfortable bedding. Relax at the outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, and get in a workout any time of day or night at the 24-hour fitness center. Those who prefer their exercise outdoors can bike on nearby trails or practice their swing at local golf courses. At the start of the day, enjoy a healthy, hearty breakfast at The Bistro, serving specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee; in the evening return for tasty entrees and cocktails. The lobby restaurant at this Lodi hotel is a great place to relax, mingle, meet and work; two meeting rooms are available for those who need a more private and professional setting. With easy access to Interstate 5, the Courtyard Stockton is an ideal base for exploration; nearby discover Lodi wine country, San Joaquin Historical Museum, Micke Grove Park & Zoo, The Haggin Museum, Fox Theater, University of the Pacific and Port of Stockton.

Courtyard Stockton: 3252 West March Lane, Stockton, California 95219; 209-472-9700

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Courtyard Stockton
3252 West March Lane
Stockton, California 95219