Gilroy's Garlic Festival

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Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, CA, USA
Gilroy's Garlic Festival - Get some food HOT!
Gilroy's Garlic Festival - Even the Queen can stir fry!
Gilroy's Garlic Festival - Food Booths
Gilroy's Garlic Festival - Garlic Ice Cream
Gilroy's Garlic Festival - Food Booths
Gilroy's Garlic Festival - Food Booths
Gilroy's Garlic Festival - Food Booths

Gilroy's Garlic Festival Reviews

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If you eat too much, it only your own fault! Jul 27, 2008
The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is held the last weekend in July in the city of Gilroy, which is located 30 miles south of San Jose, CA. The idea is to earn monies for the local charities so each booth is either a charity booth or giving a large percentage to a local charity. Each year in Christmas Hill Park they set up this three day event and feature as much food prepared using garlic as they possibly can. You will also listen to three stages, with new bands every hour or so. Besides the food and music they offer a kids area with plenty to keep them busy, and lots of crafts booths for the shopper in all of us. Just to let you know how big is it, here is a list of the foods, drinks, and products from the vendor listing of 60 vendors. Even if all you get out of it is a stomach with too much garlic, it is a fun experience.


Garlic Ice Cream

Garlic Ice Cream with Cantaloupe

Garlic Chicken Sandwich & Veggie Wrap

Calamari & Corn Dogs

Garlic Chicken & Pork

Garlic Salmon & Hot Wings

Pansit, Adobo & Lumpia

Mexican Garlic Shrimp

BBQ Ribs & Pork Sandwich

BBQ Oysters

French Fried/Steamed Artichoke Hearts

Corn on the Cob

Sundaes, Smoothies & Shakes

Strawberry Shortcake & Cheesecake

Guacamole & Chips

Garlic Almonds & Pistachios

Chicken & Pork Kebobs

Smoked Turkey Drums & BBQ Ribs

Fried Calamari & Poppers

German Sausage Sandwich

Steak/Chicken Wraps & Gyros

Corn on the Cob

Beef/Chicken Teriyaki Stick

Funnel Cakes

BBQ Ribs & Chicken

Garlic Steak Tacos & Roasted Corn w/Garlic Butter

Cajun Crawdads & Garlic Fried Green Tomatoes

Blackened Shrimp w/Rice & Jambalaya


Garlic Bread


Popcorn & Garlic Popcorn

Frozen Chocolate Dipped Fruit


Assorted Teas & Lemonade

Wine Margarita’s

Pepsi Soft Drinks & Water

Wine & Wine Coolers

Smoothies & Coffees

Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Shaved Ice


Wine & Mimosa’s


Garlic Products

T-shirts & Hats

T-shirts, Tanks & Hats

Souvenir Pictures

Misting Products

Rock Climbing Experience

Fresh Garlic & Garlic Products

Garlic Grater

Dried Garlic & Floral Head Garlands

Garlic Braids

Garlic Seasonings & Sauces
Get some food HOT!
Even the Queen can stir fry!
I loved this garlic hat
Garlic Ice Cream
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maestorm says:
i'm sooo jealous! I wanted to go to it but had no one to go with! :( oh well... i guess there's always next year!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE garlic!! :)
Posted on: Aug 17, 2008
viciousv04 says:
Posted on: Jul 31, 2008
johnyb66 says:
Looks fantastic. I could almost taste and smell the garlic.
Posted on: Jul 31, 2008
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