Gilroy Garlic Festival July
26-28, 2013 gilroygarlicfestival.com.
The public is invited to attend Gilroy Garlic Festival featuring food, beverages, arts & crafts and live entertainment. Held at
Christmas Hill Park,
Gilroy, CA, the hours are Friday,
Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The 2013 Gilroy Garlic Festival is open
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 26-28 at
Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy. Admission
is $17, $8 for seniors ages 60 and older
and $8 for children ages 6-12. Children
under age 6 free. Parking is free. Call:
(408) 842-1625, gilroygarlicfestival.com.
Garlic News 2013
Foods sold at this year's Gilroy
Garlic Festival include: Oysters on
the Half Shell, White Rosemary
Garlic Pizza, Roasted Garlic Chicken
Quesadillas, Garlic Ice Cream,
Gourmet Garlic Aioli Burger, Garlic
Jelly, Garlic Onion Rings, Garlic
Frog Legs, Fried Garlic Garlic
Chicken Wings, Garlic Chocolate,
Garlic Kettlekorn, Garlic Crab
Fries, and more!
Around 50 bands will perform at the
Garlic ballcaps, cookbooks and
coffee mugs are a few logo items
sold at the event, or buy online.
Olivia Echeverria of Gilroy is Miss
Gilroy Garlic Festival.
Carla Hall, co-host of The Chew on
ABC-TVís, will serve as Master of
Ceremonies for the Garlic Showdown
on July 28 .
A Scampi Seafood Bisque from Long
Beach, an Afrikaner Butternut Tart
from Florida, a West Coast Glazed
Salmon from British Columbia and a
Mahi-mahi Laulau with Shiitake
Risotto from Hawaii are among the
eight finalists in the Great Garlic
Cook-Off at the 35th Gilroy Garlic
Festival on July 27.
Founded in 1979, Gilroy Garlic
Festival entertains over 100,000 visitors at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy,
hosting three popular cooking competitions, presenting
60 live concerts, and serving a
critically-acclaimed cuisine enhanced
with over two tons of fresh California garlic.
Gilroy, California --
Each summer in July the Gilroy Garlic Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people to
smell, taste and see the greatest garlic
dishes on this side of the universe.
Gilroy, a city situated along
Interstate Highway 101 in northern
California south of Silicon Valley, could just be another road stop if it weren't for that smell. What is that
pungent odor? It's garlic! Garlic grows
incredibly well in Gilroy and an annual
event and local industry has spun off
many products that people simply love.
Garlic dusts, oils, sauces, and relishes
are but a few of the items that you can
purchase--all made in Gilroy.
Gilroy is home to California's most unique botanic garden called Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. For tourist information about this wonderful destination, check out Gilroy Visitors Bureau -gilroyvisitor.org