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Garlic Festival 2013
We're very pleased to present our 14th 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 10th      8 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday         Aug 11th     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

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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
Garlic Festival Schedule
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Garlic Bulbs

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Garlic Greenhouse

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Boxed Garlic
             Saturday, August 10

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
Chef Steven MacDonald of Aperitvo Mediterranean Restaurant will demonstrate how to do Candy Garlic Chicken Wings and Garlic Chip Cookies.

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

12:30 P.M. The Jim Craig Award for the Best Booth at the Festival
Jim Craig will reveal the winner. Mayor Jim Watson, accompanied by Councillor and Deputy Mayor Eli El-ChantiryAward, will present the award, a golden garlic pendant manufactured by Eric and Chrisne Brackenbury. The winners will also have their names engraved on a plaque.

1:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef
Owner/Chef Rob Slack of Slackoni's Fine Italian Cuisine, will cook up Garlic pasta sauce with red, yellow and green cherry tomatoes. Yummmm!

2:00 P.M.Three Different Ways To Braid Garlic
Barb Wilson and Candice Granlund from Gramma's & Grampa's Garlic will give a demonstration and answer questions.

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

garlic braids
Garlic Braids
Demonstration Tent
Garlic Decoration
             Sunday, August 11

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 Chef Milad Khalil of Napolis Café, will prepare milk-fed veal chops with garlic paste and panko bread crumbs and parmassiano reggiano served with pasta aglio olio.

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.