Gilroy Garlic Festival Returns For 2017

It’s that of year again where if you trek a bit south of San Jose the smell of garlic will fill the air (it always does around Gilroy, but even more so when the festival is happening). The Gilroy Garlic Festival takes over Christmas Hill Park from Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30.

It truly is the place where all your garlic dreams come true. Want the most legit garlic fries? They’ve got you. Garlic ice cream? Of course. Plus so much more.

ALL GARLIC EVERYTHING #getinmymouth

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As usual, there will also be three stages of entertainment and the lineup can be found here.

Here’s ticket info:

Online tickets available June 1, 2017 until July 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Regular ticket prices at the gate: (Save $2 online in advance)
Adults (ages 17-59) – $20.00
Senior (ages 60+) – $15.00
Youth (ages 10-16) – $10.00
Children under 10 admitted free with an adult
Gourmet Alley Combo Plate – $15.00
Parking – $10.00

Get them at Gilroygarlicfestival.com.

Trying the famous garlic ice cream! I got the garlic pistachio ice cream in a cantaloupe bowl. This was during my first trip attending the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. I was with my mom, sis and Richie. My dad couldn’t make it due to his work. Our trip in summary:
During our time at the festival, we ate some garlic pesto pasta, garlic mushrooms, garlic bread and even some garlic ice cream! Aside from food, there were also other entertainment such as live music and arts & crafts. The weather was warm out but not super hot (though a bit hazy/smoky due to the nearby Soberanes Fire). We had to leave early due to other commitments. Despite a short visit, we had fun enjoying the crowds, sights, sounds and of course, the garlicky food! Until next year… *What is the Gilroy Garlic Festival?:
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in the U.S., held annually in Gilroy, CA on the last full weekend in July at the Christmas Hill Park. This year’s festival marks the 38th Garlic Festival (July 29–31, 2016). This festival is “Summer’s Ultimate Food Fair”: 3 full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. Founded in 1979, this event is hosted by thousands of community volunteers who have raised millions of dollars for local schools, charities, and non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers from more than 150 non-profit groups make the festival possible, and over three million people have reportedly come to the festival since it began. (Outing taken place Saturday, July 30, 2016)

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See you there!

 

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