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Gilroy Garlic Festival Pays Out $275,000 in Non-Profit Distributions

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival Pays Out $275,000 in Non-Profit Distributions October 20, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced distributions totaling $275,000 to 146 different charities and non-profit organizations. The 2017 figure brings the Garlic Festival’s 39-year total…
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Over 102,000 Visitors Celebrate Bigger, Better, Bolder Gilroy Garlic Festival

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over 102,000 Visitors Celebrate Bigger, Better, Bolder Gilroy Garlic Festival August 1, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): The 39th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival welcomed 102,667 guests from around the world to Christmas Hill Park this past weekend to enjoy tasty garlic…
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Professional Chefs to Battle in Garlic Showdown on July 30

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Professional Chefs to Battle in Garlic Showdown on July 30 July 21, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): Professional chefs will face off in the iron chef-style Garlic Showdown cooking competition at high noon on Sunday, July 30, at the 39th annual…
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Get Ready for a Bigger, Better and Bolder Gilroy Garlic Festival

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Get Ready for a Bigger, Better and Bolder Gilroy Garlic Festival June 29, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): Organizers of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, already known as the world’s greatest summer food festival, have proclaimed this year’s event on July 28,…
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KRTY Hosts “Hot Country Sunday” on July 30 at Gilroy Garlic Festival

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KRTY Hosts “Hot Country Sunday” on July 30 at Gilroy Garlic Festival June 15, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival is bigger, better, and bolder than ever before—and that also goes for the “Hot Country Sunday” lineup…
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Maggie Pickford Crowned 2017 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maggie Pickford Crowned 2017 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen May 16, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): Maggie Pickford was crowned the 2017 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen at the annual scholarship pageant held on May 13 at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme…
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2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant Gets a Big, Bold Makeover

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant Gets a Big, Bold Makeover May 5, 2017 (Gilroy, CA): For the first time ever, the annual Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant will be hosted at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. The…
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Try the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off Winning Recipe at Home

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is over for this year, but home chefs can bring some of the gourmet garlicky goodness into their own kitchens by preparing the winning dish from the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off, one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur cooking contests. In 2015, Rebecka Evans from Danville, California covered the Great Garlic…
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2016 Gilroy Garli-Que Backyard BBQ Rib Throwdown Winner

In a first-ever battle of backyard BBQers at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, SHOWOFF BBQ from Salinas, CA emerged the winner in the 2016 Gilroy Garli-Que Backyard BBQ Rib Throwdown competition on Sunday, July 31. SHOWOFF BBQ beat out numerous other amateur BBQ chefs to win over the judges with their smoky, sticky, and (of course)…
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Michael Fisher Named Champion in the 2016 Garlic Showdown

Chef Michael Fisher from Fishers Delicatessen & Catering in Hollister, CA won the annual Garlic Showdown at the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, July 31. In the Iron Chef-style Garlic Showdown, top professional chefs compete against each other in a timed challenge to create two dishes using include secret ingredients that are revealed during…
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2016 Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge Winner

Burnin and Lootin smoked the competition to win Overall Grand Champ in the first-ever Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge on Saturday, July 30, at the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival. Smokey Luv BBQ was named Reserve Champ. Contestants in the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned event competed in five categories (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Beef…
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2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off Winner

Rebecka Evans Wins Top Honors in 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off! Amateur chef Rebecka Evans from Danville, CA claimed the coveted garlic crown – and a $5,000 cash prize – as winner of the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off at the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 30, in Gilroy, CA. Evans beat out seven other…
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2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival Champions for Charity Winners

CAL FIRE / South Santa Clara County Fire Protection District were the victors in the Gilroy Garlic Festival Champions for Charity cooking challenge on Friday, July 29, 2016. This live cooking competition on the Garlic Cook-Off Stage featured four teams of local first responders competing to win $3,000 for their favorite charity. CAL FIRE /…
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