The Gilroy Garlic Festival!

This is one garlic-infused weekend that you will want not to miss. Go, at least once, to this unforgettably odiferous and one-of-a-kind event. See how creative chefs can be when it comes using this iconic flavoring: you’ll find garlicky stir-fried shrimp and chicken, breads slathered with every kind of garlic butter, and addictive garlic fries—as well as more adventurous offerings, like garlic ice cream. Besides the plethora of garlicky foods, the festival has the Miss Gilroy Garlic competition, lots of other live cooking competitions, as well as over 100 arts and crafts merchants to be enjoyed by your whole family!

Gilroy Garlic Festival

The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous “Pyro Chefs” put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets. Other Festival favorites include pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, fried calamari, and sausage sandwiches, as well as Gilroy garlic fries and garlic bread. And don’t forget the only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream! You’ll also find live entertainment on three stages, cooking contests and demonstrationsarts & crafts, wine tasting, and a fun Children’s Area too.

The world’s greatest food festival is taking place on July 29, 30 and 31st this year. It is the 38th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 29, 30 and 31, 2016. Known as “summer’s ultimate food fair,” the three-day celebration draws visitors from around the globe!