Gilroy Garlic Festival


Gilroy Garlic Festival


The 35th annual “Ultimate Summer Food Fair”; three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts and live entertainment.

Christmas Hill Park; Gilroy, CA
30 miles south of San Jose off Highway 101

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 26-28, 2013

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Gates close at 6 p.m.) 

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Have I got the event for you.  I am slightly bummed that we are busy this weekend, as I have wanted to check out the Gilroy Garlic Festival for the last couple of years.  We will definitely have to mark our calendars for this next year.  

2 tons of garlic + 10 tons of beef + 4 tons of pasta + 4 tons of calamari + 2 tons of scampi + a garlic cook-off contest, live entertainment, the Miss Gilroy Garlic pageant, garlic ice cream, a kids area..  

The kids area (in a shady part of the park) is filled with rides and games, a treasure hunt, kids entertainment and activities.

A trip to the Festival is not validated until you’ve visited Gourmet Alley and enjoyed an array of delicacies that include stuffed mushrooms, pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, calamari, scampi, Italian sausage sandwiches, garlic bread and garlic fries. Gourmet Alley’s chefs share their preparation secrets in hourly cooking seminars on the Demonstration Stage.

As jealous as I am, I hope all who go have a safe and great time this weekend.  I look forward to hearing all about the fun you had.  Be sure to come back and comment what foods you tasted.