garlic bulbs


CARP FARMERS' MARKET
Garlic Festival 2014
We're very pleased to present our 15th annual edition of the Garlic Festival, featuring more garlic in one place than you can imagine. Fresh garlic bulbs, garlic braids and decorations, garlic concoctions, garlic braiding demonstrations, garlic cooking demonstrations, a garlic contest, garlic tasting, and wonderful garlic aromas.
The Festival will be held for two days:
  • Saturday      Aug 9th      8 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday         Aug 10th     10 am to 3 pm
115 Booths
Free Admission
Free Parking on the Fairgrounds
Wheel Chair Accessible

There will be 37 booths inside the Exhibit Hall, and 78 booths outside in a large square beside the building. About 35 outside booths will be selling 60 varieites varieties of fresh garlic, and several more will have garlic products such as garlic spreads, garlic dressings, garlic baskets, and pottery garlic holders.

In the centre of the square you will find three large tents housing all of the garlic events, demonstrations and information sessions. Here you will also find the Schedule of Events and a map of the site with all vendors listed.

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Demonstration Tent

garlic tent
Panorama View of the Grounds

We will also have two separate food courts, front and back, each with its own under-cover seating. There will also be lots of picnic tables scattered throughout the site.

If its entertainment you're after, you will enjoy the various buskers around the grounds.

Taste and Rate these 11 Varieties
  • ITALIAN RED
  • PURPLE GLAZER
  • MUSIC
  • MENNONITE
  • CHESNOK RED
  • PRAIRIE PURPLE
  • BOGYTAR
  • RUSSIAN RED
  • ROSEWOOD
  • KOREAN PURLPLE
  • HUNGARIAN
Garlic Festival Schedule
Please note that this schedule may be subject to change.

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Garlic Bulbs

garlic greenhouse
Garlic Greenhouse

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Boxed Garlic
             Saturday, August 9

9:30 A.M. The Best Garlic Contest
Garlic growers vie for the Red Ribbon in fivecategories. Visitors can view the garlic entries at the Events Tent.

10:00 A.M. Garlic Tasting Event Begins
Back by popular demand, participants can taste and rate different varieties of garlic for their strength. This event will be located in the events tent and continues on over the course of the festival.

10:30 A.M. Celebrity Chef . To be announced.

11:30 A.M. "Black Garlic"
Speaker Bill Abelson will talk about smoking garlic and making "Black Garlic".

12:30 P.M. The Award for the Best Booth at the Festival
The winner of the booth which best promotes the garlic theme of the Festival will receive a golden garlic pendant manufactured by Eric and Christine Brackenbury, and have the business name engraved on a plaque.

1:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef . To be announced.

2:00 P.M. Cooking with Garlic
Donna Davidson of Glengyle Garlic will get your taste buds aroused with tips on using garlic with almost everything you cook.

3:00 P.M. The Festival closes for the day.
See you tomorrow.

garlic braids
Garlic Braids
Demonstration Tent
Garlic Decoration
             Sunday, August 10

10:30 A.M Growing Great Garlic
Want to learn something about growing great garlic? Ask John Moore.

11:30 P.M. All Tied Up - Garlic String Braid Demonstration
Teron James from Wolf Grove Garlic and Battlecreek Farms will be your guide.

1:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef . To be announced.

3:00 P.M. The Festival is over.
See you at the Festival next year or, better yet, at the market next Saturday from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M., and every Saturday until October 26th.