Garlic festivals Garlic Festivals in 2019: Where, When and More to Find an Garlic Festival Near You!

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Garlic Festivals in 2019: Where, When and More to Find an Garlic Festival Near You!

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United States

Arkansas

California

  • Delray Beach Garlic Fest - February

  • Gilroy Garlic Festival - Always the last full weekend in July! 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Gates close at 6 p.m.)
    Christmas Hill Park; Gilroy, CA. Phone: (408) 842-1625. Email: [email protected]. orr email: [email protected]. Directions: 30 miles south of San Jose off Highway 101. The festival is held in a park. It is all outdoors with mostly turf and some compact dirt and asphalt walkways. east on food laced with over two tons of fresh garlic, enjoy three stages of musical entertainment, shop in arts and crafts, view the great garlic cook-off and other celebrity cooking demonstrations, spend time in the children's area, visit interactive displays set up by many of our sponsors, soak up some glorious sunshine, and mingle with a fun bunch of garlic-loving people?There are natural shade trees, and many shade tents with tables and benches. The admission price includes parking, musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and a children's area. Festival guests purchase food and beverages from the vendors. Prices range from $2 to $12 depending on the item, which is a full-size serving, not a sample.

Connecticut

  • Connecticut Garlic and Harvest Festival - October 12-13, 2019, running for 15 years
    Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Bethleham, CT. Phone: 203.266.7810. Email: [email protected].

  • Old Mistick Village Annual Garlic Festival - September, weekend,
    Olde Mistick Village, Mystic, Connecticut. Phone: 860.536.4941. Email: [email protected].. An award-winning food festival dedicated to all things garlic. To celebrate the abundant fall harvest, farmers from around the region will present an amazing variety of garlic for sale in addition to fresh produce. Throughout the day and evening, dozens of local restaurants and food service establishments will be serving, for purchase, delicious garlic-related foods as well as non-garlic favorites. A host of merchants, artisans, authors and artists will line the pathways of Olde Mistick Village displaying their foods, crafts, gifts, and talents. Along with these vendors, you will find Olde Mistick Village merchants offering garlic-related activities or products at their stores. There are garlic growers and live bands, too.

  • Garlic and Harvest Festival - Usually held in October; in 2019, on October 12 and 13, from 9:00AM – 6:00PM
    Bethlehem Fairgrounds, entrance at 304 Main St. North (Route 61), Bethlehem, CT. Phone: 203-733-4976. 2019 Admission Prices: $9-adults, $8-seniors, $1-children under 12. Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance, and learn how to grow garlic at our informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils will be available for purchase from our diverse garlic specialty food vendors – most offering FREE samples to try before you buy! Stop by our produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you’re hungry, venture over to our food court. Homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, wood fired garlic pizzas, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic, and garlic ice cream are just some of the items you’ll find at our food court! Bring the kids for some fun with our rides and games!

Delaware

Florida

  • South Florida Garlic Festival - February 8 and 9, 2020
    LLake Worth, FL. Phone: 561.279.0907. Held for over 20 years. South Florida Garlic Fest (formerly called the Delray Beach Garlic Fest). “Still Stinkin’ After All These Years!” The “Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida” returns to celebrate 21 years of garlicky goodness! Join us as this Internationally Award Winning Event continues the tradition of being “The” signature food and entertainment event in South Florida. This popular food and entertainment event features national act entertainment, Gourmet Alley food area with over 100 garlic laced menu items, a large children’s amusement area with rides, hundreds of art and craft vendors and full liquor bars. In addition to great food, Garlic Fest showcases a diverse and eclectic selection of national musical acts including Buddy Guy, Stephen Marley, Michael Franti, Dispatch, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, The Mighty Mighty BosstoneS, Dark Star Orchestra, Collective Soul, Sister Hazel and Trombone Shorty to name just a few. Stay tuned for who we bring to the stage this year! 2019 admission was Friday 2019 admission was $10 in advance, $20 at gate. $12 early bird early admission (before 6 pm) on Saturday, $20 admission after 6 pm Saturday, $12 all day on Sunday, children 12 and under free. there are evn carnival rides.

Georgia

Illinois

  • Midwest Garlic Festival - August
    Terrapin Park, Elizabeth, Illinois. Phone: 815.777.9625. Email: [email protected].Free admission.  Local farms with Midwest grown garlic, local produce and food vendors, and culinary and musical entertainment. The first Midwest Garlic Fest was held in 2015 at Terrapin Park in Elizabeth, IL. Growing every year since, our 5th Annual Midwest Garlic Fest was hosted by Galena Garlic Company on August 10th and 11th, 2019. The Marton’s and their extended garlic family welcome you to come eat, shop, dance, and enjoy this year's festival.

Indiana

Kentucky

Maine

  • Maine's Garlic Fest - October 5 and 6, 2019, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am
    Lake George Regional Park, 10 Main Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976. Phone: (207) 474-1292. Lake George Regional Park and Crazy4Garlic present Maine's Garlic Festival. Come enjoy garlic creations, local produce, food and spirits, sports and games, music and art, all lakeside amidst the beautiful autumn colors. Admission $3 for adults, 15 and younger, free. Vendor and Art Exhibits open at 10am both days, closing 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  Food and Drink - Food Vendors open at 10am both days, close 5pm Saturday and 3:30pm Sunday

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Fest - September 28-29, 2019
    Orange ,MA. Phone: 978.544.9023. Email: [email protected]. There is something for everyone at this family-friendly fall event, held on a beautiful historic farm amidst autumn foliage. 100 bountiful booths featuring regional artists, farmers, community organizations and garlic cuisine; strengthen community and economy by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Celebrate and relax with great bands, spoken word, and performance on three stages- including a solar-powered music stage – and throughout the rolling fields and forest. Be inspired by exhibitor demos and ample activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games galore including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Soothe the soul with healing arts exhibitors. Travel the garlic globe with celebrated chef demos, and fill your belly with farm fresh and savory cuisine as you relax in the food courts. There are over eighty engaging workshops, activities and performances scheduled throughout the weekend!

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Garlic Festival - One Saturday in August, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., over 14 years running
    McLeod County Fairgrounds, Entrance Gate at 840 Century Ave. SW, Hutchinson, (Note: not on Airport Rd SW no matter what Google Maps says!). 2019 admission Adults: $5, Kids under 12: free
    $1 Parking per vehicle.  Held Rain or Shine. No Pets Allowed. Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games…and lots of GARLIC – all in support of a healthy environment, sustainable farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota. Minnesota garlic growers will have the first of their fresh gourmet garlic crop at the festival, and it can keep in your kitchen for up to a year! There are over 70 varieties of the country’s finest garlic grown here, all planted in the fall, harvested in July, and cured to perfection just in time for the festival. Other than the great taste, it is well documented that garlic is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.Garlic Ice Cream Logo B and W. And, yes, we even have garlic ice cream.  The Garlic Festival offers a unique culinary experience with a cadre of renowned Minnesota chefs converging at the festival cafe, “The Great ‘Scape“, and a sumptuous selection of celebrity chefs will present cooking demonstrations on the main stage throughout the day

Missouri

  • St Louis Garlic Festival - September 5, 2020, over 10 years running
    Gateway Garlic Farms, 7609 S Broadway, St Louis, MO, 63111. Phone: 314 570 4945. Email: [email protected]. learn about the history of garlic, get tips on how to cook with it and take part in a garlic eating contest. Other fun activities include relay games for the kids and live music.

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

  • Cuba Annual Garlic Festival - September, one weekend, held for over 15 years
    Empire City Farms, Cuba, New York. Phone: 585.968.5654.  2019 admission was $7 person at gate, $5 pre-sale, children 10 and under free, free parking. The Cuba Garlic Festival is a fun family event with food and craft demonstrations, a garlic cook off, cheese making demo, and dog agility exposition. Enter your perfect garlic in a great garlic bulb contest or participate in a garlic hot dog eating contest for cash prizes and festival T-shirts! For those who like wine with their garlic, there is even an amateur wine making contest. Funds are used for community projects. Children’s activities including pony rides and petting zoo

  • Fox Run Vineyards Garlic Festival - Held a weekend in August for over 25 years
    670 Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Phone: 800.636.9786. Email: [email protected]. Free admission.  Come to the Garlic Fest and browse the offerings from the 40+ vendors (garlic and otherwise), take a tour of the vineyard, enjoy live music, and indulge yourself with cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, and delicious food and wine! If you’ve never been to the Glorious Garlic Festival, you’re in for a serious treat! You’ll have the opportunity to explore numerous varieties of freshly harvested garlic, available to taste and for purchase. It’s incredible how different each unique variety can be. We’ll have garlic experts on-hand to offer guidance to the novice grower, and to speak about the health benefits of eating garlic. We’ll also bring in chefs from across the Finger Lakes for cooking demonstrations with garlic-inspired recipes. FREE admission and FREE parking (with golf car shuttles). Friendly, leashed are dogs welcome! We offer two garlic-infused festival menus created by Fox Run’s highly sought-after chef, Brud Holland, and by acclaimed chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace of Max of Rochester. Pair the delicious food with Fox Run’s incredible wine. Grab a bottle and enjoy a picnic, or indulge in a wine tasting.

  • Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Late September and/or early October; SEPTEMBER 26TH and 27TH 2020 on Saturday 10AM to 6PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5PM
    Cantine Field, Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, New York 12477. Phone: 845.246.3090. New York.  Daily admission is available at the gate, $10 (cash only), ATM on Site. No discounts are available after the festival is open. INCLUDES FREE PARKING. Handicapped Parking is available, just display your permit and follow the signs. No pets, soliciting, bicycles, scooters or skate boards allowed.

  • Long Island Garlic Festival - Usually held in September, weekend
     Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market, 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY. Long Island’s ONLY Garlic Festival, an all-day celebration of the wonders of “Garliciana,” with festival vendors featuring a wide variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, music and just plain garlic to eat and plant. Full Access Admission just $10 per person, children under 2 free – includes fun on the whole farm! Including unlimited Hayrides, bounce house, mini-pumpkin picking, farm animal area, and all our other attractions. Directions:  located at the intersection of Northville Turnpike(Rt 43) and Sound Avenue. 2019 admission was Adults $10, children under 2 free

  • Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival  - every year on the 2nd Saturday in September, (September 14, 2013 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
    The Mustard Seed, 410 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365. Phone: 315-823-0718. Email: [email protected]. Donation Admission of $3 per person, $10 per family or group. Event schedule:
    10am- Noon The Dharma Bums perform on the main stage
    12-1pm Monkey and the Crowbar acoustic wandering minstrels
    2-5pm Annie and the Hedonists perform on the main stage
    11-1pm Garlic Queen Pageant
    Moss Island Tours at 11am and 1pm
    Demos, lectures  throughout the day. Eat, Stink and Be Merry!
  • Susquehanna Valley Garlic Festival -
    Woodbull Antiques,3920 State Hwy 28, Milford, NY. Email: [email protected].  Garlic Varieties from around the world all grown locally. with braiding demonstrations, growing tips and other talks. Entertainment all day - local musicians, face paintings, kids activities. Buy souvenir T-shirts, aprons, cards and more..... The Festival is supported by the Susquehanna Valley Garlic Growers Association, and Friends of the Garlic Festival.

North Carolina

  • Asheville WNC Garlic Fest - October 5, 2019 from 12 pm to 6 pm
    Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801. Phone: 828.254.0708. Email: [email protected]. WNC Garlic Trail (FREE samples from local vendors), Food Trucks and a Beer Tent AND Lots of Garlic! WNC Garlic Fest is an opportunity to eat some creative, awesome and inspired garlic dishes! Garlic Ice Cream with garlic sprinkles, Garlic Fudge, Garlic Cookies, Honey Fermented Garlic. Come explode your taste buds. Western North Carolina is an agricultural hotspot and growing garlic is no exception. WNC Garlic Fest was founded with a mission to educate people in the simple skill of growing great garlic and offers free garlic lessons.

Ohio

  • Cleveland Garlic Festival - August
    NNorth Union Farmers Market, Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH. Phone: 216.751.7656.This year’s festival will continue to bring the most delicious garlic laden food and also: Top Chef Grill Offs, Miss Garlic, Garlic Fries, Mitchell’s Garlic Ice Cream, Ohio Craft Beers and the Ohio Cheese Guild Tent! Enjoy live music and entertainment, and check out our Mighty Locavores Kids Area for Flower Clown, bungee trampoline, tractors and so much more! *Sorry, no dogs allowed. 2019 admission was Adults $9, senior (65+) $5, 4-12 years $5, children under 4 free.

Oregon

  • North Plains Annual Elephant Garlic Festival - August, over 22 years
    Jessie Mays Community Center, North Plains, OR. Phone: 503.647.2619. With a PARADE, RUNS and MARATHON, BREAKFAST, CAR SHOW, VENDORS.  Please remember there are no dogs or other pets allowed, thank you. Garlic food, craft vendors, Beer and wine garden, Children's area, Live music.

Pennsylvania

  • Hot and Stinky Garlic and Herb Festival - Usually held in August
    Zanolini Nursery and Country Shop, 603 Saint John's Road, Drums, PA 18222. Phone: 570-788-3152. Free admission. Annual Keystone State Hot & Stinky Garlic & Herb Festival. Saturday from 11am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11am to 5 pm. They have Garlic Farmers, Crafters, Delicious Food, Chinese Auction and Just good family fun! Hot Pepper eating contest Saturday at 1 pm. Garlic Eating contest Sunday at 1 pm
    Come out for a Stink’in Good Time!

  • Easton Garlic Fest - October 5, 2019
    Easton, PA. Phone: 610.252.1188. Email: [email protected]. Easton Garlic Fest. Free admission.  Held RAIN OR SHINE We present garlic, glorious GARLIC! Vendors will sell it, chefs will cook it, and musicians will sing about it.  Festival admission is FREE, but we also have two bonus features that are ticketed. Join us for the popular Gastric Garlic People’s Choice Contest, Dangerous Dessert Contest, Farm-to-Table Iron Chef Cook-Off, and the First Responders Cook-Off.  There will be great live music, 60+ vendors, food galore and a beer tent.  We look forward to welcoming you to historic Downtown Easton for Easton Garlic Fest!

  • Pocono Garlic Festival/a> - September
    Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA. Phone: 570.421.7235. or Phone: 610.381.3303. Email:
    [email protected]. Dine, Dance & Indulge your GARLIC fantasies... Located in the beautiful hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on Delaware, PA A fun filled event is a mix of legendary Pocono home grown, entertainment, music, artists and of course regional garlic growers!   Each vendor will be serving unique garlic dishes and no two are alike! Thirty-five garlic stations that are enough to make anyone’s mouth salivate. For those who are returning to the festival there are some tried and true favorites: garlic laced pulled pork, garlic ice cream, garlic pasta, freshly prepared garlic chocolate chip cookies, garlic pickled tomatoes, as well as additional vegetarian foods.  Please join us for a stinkin' good time! Gates open promptly at 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Held for over 25 years on Labor Day.  Many children’s activities including an educational tent, petting zoo, magic shows and The Garlic Pie Man.

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

  • Southern Vt. Garlic Festival - - September (Labor Day weekend)
    Route 9, Bennington, VT. Phone: 802.368.7147. Directions:  1 1/2 miles west of Bennington.  A large festival with more than 200 vendors. 2019 admission was $8 adult per day or $12 for both days (children 12 and under $2), free parking. You can bring chairs to sit and enjoy.  Activities for garlic growers and cooks. Lectures on planting, growing, harvesting and braiding garlic, Cooking demonstrations, live music, a hay maze, face painting and children’s activities.

Virginia

  • Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival - October 12-13, 2019, 28th year running
    AmAmherst, VA. Phone: 434.946.5168. The 2019 admission was $30 at door or $40 weekend pass, both with wine tasting; without wine tasting $20 at door, $15 early bird, children 12 and under free. Free parking.
    The wine tasting has wine from Virginia wineries and garlic from local growers.

Washington (state)

  • Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Show - August
    Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, Chehalis, WA. Phone: 360.748.6848 or 360.269.5301. Email: [email protected]. . Garlic, gourmet garlic foods, a vintage trolley to pick up people in the Twin Cities, wine tasting and pony rides. Cooking demos, Live music on two outdoor stages.

  • China Bewnd Winery Garlic Faire - August
    China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, WA 99141.  Phone: (509)732-6123. Phone: (800)700-6123. Email: [email protected]. 2019 admission was $5. Over 22 years running Annual Garlic Faire at the Winery. The Garlic Faire is the Organic Food & Wine event where Garlic is King! Featuring Live Music, Wine Tasting, Gourmet Foods, Arts & Crafts, and lots of Garlic!

  • Northwest Garlic Festival - June - Usually held in the 3rd weekend in June
    Ocean Park, WA. Phone: 360-665-0102. 2019 was the 38th annual festival. Free admission. Celebrate the passion for this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make their annual pilgrimage to the NW Garlic Festival which is held each June in the seaside community of Ocean Park, Washington, located on the Long Beach Peninsula. This GARLIC Olympics of Gastronomy is not held for the region's GARLIC growing ability. This Festival was born out of love of great, GARLIC laden cuisine!

West Virginia

Wisconsin


Canada

British Columbia

  • Grindrod Garlic Festival - August
    Grindrod Park, Ginrod, BC. Phone: 250.838.6581. Garlic Cooking and Eating. Watch garlic cooking demonstrations and Q  and A with a local chef. Kids and Community - featuring fun activities. Garlic, Vegetable, Herb and Photography Judging, and Garlic Poetry. Competition classes are open to everyone.  Free Workshops
  • South Cariboo Garlic Festival - Usually held in August , held for over 20 years
    Lac La Hache, BC, Canada. Phone: 250.395.3568. 2019 admission was Adults $5 for both days, children 12 and under free, free day parking. 
  • Hill’s Garlic Festival - September 8, 2019
    New Denver, BC, Canada. 2019 prices were  Adults $5 at gate, adults $4 in advance, children under 12 free. Big festival with garlic, produce, Foods, Crafts and plants, Live music and Children’s activities.

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

  • Ottawa Carp Farmer's Market Garlic Festival - August - 20 years running
    CARP Fairgrounds, Near Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Phone: 613.591.0769. Free admission, free parking. They have cooking demonstrations, garlic growing lectures, garlic tasting, and over 120 booths.
  • Perth Annual Garlic Festival - held one weekend in August, held for over 22 years
    PertPerth Fairgrounds, Perth, Ontario, Canada. Phone: 613.267.5322.
  • Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival - Usually held in early September (September 12 and 13, 2020)
    Strafford Rotary Complex, 353 McCarthy Rd, Stratford, ON N5A 7S7, Canada. Phone: 519.271.5279. 2019 admission was $10 per day adults, children 12 and under free, free parking. “The Stratford Garlic Festival highlights 26 different varietals of garlic that are displayed and promoted in ways that you just have to see and taste to believe. No part of the fruit is spared as the cloves and the scapes are all valued ingredients in burgers, sauces, teas and even ice cream. Speakers, entertainment, demonstrations, recipes, lotions and potions, can all be found at this unique harvest celebration in September, with a long list of vendors sharing their magical plant with aficionados and inquisitive foodies alike.”  – Adam Waxman, DINE Magazine: September 3, 2018.
    Over 100 garlic venders. Live music and entertainment.
  • Toronto Garlic Festival - September
    Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, ON. Phone: 416.888.7829. Email: [email protected].. Ontario farmers sell heirloom garlic and local chefs cook with Ontario garlic, plus live music, film screenings, Speakers' Corner, cooking demos, and beer and wine. Festival Pics and Festival Video

Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

Australia

Germany

Mexico