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GARLIC FESTIVALS  

According to L.J. Harris, author of The Book of Garlic, which now unfortunately is out of print, the first known public garlic "event" in the U.S. was held at the Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, CA on 4 July 1976.

The first civic festival, the Gilroy Garlic Festival, was first organized in 1979. It has since grown to major event. Held on the last full weekend of July, well over 150,000 devotees of the "superb herb" descend on the sleepy little town south of San Jose, California. They have a very good time indeed, eating garlic sushi, garlic beef sandwiches, drinking garlic wine, and scarfing down garlic ice cream and garlic escargot - sometimes in that order, depending on which way you tour the booths!

But Gilroy is not alone. We have links to a number of other festivals that are popping up all over the country, dare we say world. If you see one that interests you, give it a click:

This list was prepared with help from our friends at The Garlic Press of the Garlic Seed FoundationWe update each year as organizers alert us to their new dates. The most recent available is listed below. Organizers: Please send us your updated information.

If you're going to Eastern Europe, you might want to join the more than 120,000 people who went to the Romanian Garlic Festival in Copalau (near Botosani in Northern Romania) to get their garlic fix last year.

 

FEBRUARY 7-9th, 2014
8th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Festival
Delray Beach, FL
561.274-4663
http://dbgarlicfest.com/


JUNE 15-16th, 2013
26th ANNUAL NORTHWEST GARLIC FESTIVAL
Ocean Park, WA
360.665.4408
888.751.9354
http://opwa.com/html/garlic_fest.html 


JULY 26 - 28th, 2013
GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL
Gilroy, CA
Gilroy Garlic Festival Association
http://gilroygarlicfestival.com/

 

August 9th - 11th, 2013
SUMMER FEST & GARLIC OUT WEST
Elephant Garlic Festival
North Plains, OR
http://garlicoutwest.org/index.html


OCTOBER 10-11TH, 2013
16TH ANNUAL PERTH GARLIC FESTIVAL
Perth, Ontario Canada
877.268.2833
www.perthgarlicfestival.com

 

AUGUST 3rd, 2013
21ST ANNUAL GLORIOUS GARLIC FESTIVAL
Penn Yann, NY
Fox Run Vineyards
800.636.9786
http://www.foxrunvineyards.com/


AUGUST 10-11th, 2013
MULTI- ETHNIC GARLIC FESTIVAL
Binghamton, NY
607.723.9419
http://www.americancivic.com/

 

AUGUST 10th, 2013
MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL
Hutchinson, MN
763.244.6659
http://www.mngarlicfest.com

 

AUGUST 17-18TH, 2013
ISLE OF WIGHT GARLIC FESTIVAL
United Kingdom
01983.741.510
www.garlic-festival.co.uk


AUGUST 18th, 2013
GRINDROD GARLIC FESTIVAL
Grindrod, BC Canada
250.838.6581
http://www.greencroftgardens.com

 

AUGUST 23-25TH, 2013
CHEHALIS GARLIC FESTIVAL
Chehalis, WA
www.chehalisgarlicfest.com

AUGUST 24th, 2013
GARLICFEST 2013
LoganBerry Heritage Farm
Cleveland, GA
570.788.3152
http://www.loganberryheritagefarm.com

 

AUGUST 24-25th, 2013
KEYSTONE STATE GARLIC & HERB FESTIVAL
Drums, PA
706.348.6068
http://www.zanolininursery.com/Garlicfestivals.ivnu

 

AUGUST 24-25th, 2013
RED, RIPE, AND ROASTED TOMATO AND GARLIC FESTIVAL
Phipps Conservatory & Garden
Pittsburg, PA
412.441.4442
http://www.phipps.conservatory.org

 

AUGUST 25th, 2013
KEYSTONE STATE GARLIC & HERB FESTIVAL
Drums, PA
570.788.3152
http://www.zanolininursery.com/Garlicfestivals.ivnu


AUGUST 31st – SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2013
8th ANNUAL SOUTHERN VERMONT GARLIC AND HERB FESTIVAL
Beaver Brook Field, Wilmington, VT
802.447.3311
http://www.lovegarlic.com/

 

AUGUST 31st – SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2013
POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL
Shawnee Ski Area/Shawnee, PA
570.369.6814
http://www.poconogarlic.com/welcome.html

SEPTEMBER 7-8th, 2013
CLEVELAND GARLIC FESTIVAL
Cleveland, OH
216.751.7656
http://www.clevelandgarlicfestival.org/ 

 

SEPTEMBER 7-8TH, 2013
HILLS GARLIC FESTIVAL
New Denver, BC Canada
250.358.2459
www.hillsgarlicfest.ca

 

 

SEPTMEBER 7-8THth, 2013
STRATFORD GARLIC FESTIVAL
Stratford, Ontario Canada
http://www.stratfordgarlicfestival.com

 

SEPTEMBER 14th, 2013
MOHAWK VALLEY GARLIC FESTIVAL
Little Falls, NY
315.823.0718
http://mvghf.com/

 

SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2013
15TH ANNUAL MDI GARLIC FESTIVAL
Bar Harbor, ME
207.288.0269
http://www.nostrano.com/garlic.html

 

SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2013
THE ANNUAL GARLIC & TOMATO FESTIVAL AT NORTHWEST ORGANIC FARMS
Ridgefield, WA
360.573.4868
http://www.northwestorganicfarms.com

 

SEPTEMBER 21-22nd, 2013
9TH ANNUAL CUBA GARLIC FESTIVAL
It will be held at the historic McKinney horse stables of Empire City Farms, Route 305, Cuba, NY. This 350 ft. long beautiful stable was built in the early 1900's from individual, handmade, fire proof concrete blocks and has an eye catching brick-colored ceramic tile roof. It sits majestically on 100 acres of pasture, woods, and farmland. Cuba is home to the famous award-winning Cuba Cheddar Cheese. The festival will have lots of live music with plenty of garlic and farm-themed contests and activities for all ages throughout the weekend.
Cuba, NY Chamber of Commerce 585-968-5654
http://www.cubanewyork.us/garlicfestival.htm

 

SEPTEMBER 21-22ND, 2013
10TH ANNUAL LONG ISLAND GARLIC FESTIVAL
Riverhead, NY
631.722.8777
www.gardenofevefarm.com 

 
CANCELLED THIS YEAR
8th SHARON SPRINGS GARLIC FESTIVAL
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
518.284.2203
http://www.flushitsolutions.com/ssfest.htm

 


SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2013
SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY GARLIC FESTIVAL
Woodbull Antiques - Milford, NY
(Between I-88 exit17 and Cooperstown)
http://www.svgarlicfestival.com

 

SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2013
TORONTO GARLIC FESTIVAL
Evergreen Brick Works
Toronto, Ontario, CA
416.888.7829
www.torontogarlicfestival.ca


SEPTEMBER 28-29th, 2013
HUDSON VALLEY GARLIC FESTIVAL
Saugerties, NY
845.246.3090
http://www.hvgf.org

 

OCTOBER 5-6TH, 2013
15th ANNUAL NORTH QUABBIN GARLIC AND ARTS FEST
Orange, MA (near Amherst)
www.garlicandarts.org

 

OCTOBER 5-6TH, 2013
EASTON GARLIC FEST
Easton, PA
610.252.1188
www.eastongarlicfest.com


OCTOBER 12-13TH, 2013
GARLIC & HARVEST FESTIVAL
Bethlehem Fairgrounds
Bethlehem, NY
Al – 203.266.7810
www.garlicfestct.com

 

OCTOBER 12-13TH, 2013
16th ANNUAL VIRGINIA WINE AND GARLIC FESTIVAL
Amherst, VA
434.946.5168
www.rebecwinery.com


If you know of other garlic festivals,send us a message and we'll see that it gets listed.

And as for lovers of the "other allium" there is the Vidalia Onion Festival in the spring in Vidalia, GA, 912-538-8687