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Pro Chefs to Square Off in the Garlic Showdown

Professional chefs will battle in the iron chef-style Garlic Showdown cooking competition at high noon on Sunday, July 31, at the 38th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. Each contestant will have to prepare a dish using a top-secret ingredient (along with plenty of garlic, of course). The winner will receive a $3,000 prize. Three-time Showdown champion…
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All Aboard! The Garlic Train is Back for 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival

Caltrain is bringing back the popular “Garlic Train” to take Bay Area visitors to and from the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 30, or Sunday, July 31. Round-trip tickets must be purchased online in advance for the special-event train. The “Garlic Train” will depart from the San Jose Diridon Station at 10:00 am on…
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Eight to Compete for Garlic Crown in 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off

Eight amateur chefs from across the United States have been selected to compete in the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off, one of the country’s most popular amateur cooking contests. The eight finalists were selected from a field of more than 200 entries and will prepare their own original recipes at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy,…
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Fire in the Hole! Gilroy Gears Up for the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival

The Gilroy community is preparing to host 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 to enjoy great garlicky food, dramatic Gourmet Alley flame-ups, live entertainment, cooking competitions, unique arts and crafts, and the ever-popular…
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Hot Country Acts to Perform at 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival

In addition to all the great garlicky food, visitors to the 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 29, 30 and 31 will also enjoy continuous live music and entertainment on three stages. Country music fans will be in for an extra special treat this year, with what 95.3 KRTY General Manager Nate Deaton calls an…
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Kyle Perez-Robinson Crowned 2016 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen

[caption id="attachment_2975" align="aligncenter" width="980"] Second Runner-Up Marielle Gomez, Queen Kyle Perez-Robinsion, and First Runner-Up Lorena Garnica  (photo by Lora Schraft)[/caption] Kyle Perez-Robinson was crowned the 2016 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen at the annual scholarship pageant held on May 1. Queen Kyle and her court will represent the 38th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival at numerous…
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Arizona Artist Wins 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest

Sherry Harig of Huachuca City, Arizona was awarded First Place and the $500 grand prize in the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s annual Art Poster Contest. Harig’s winning creation, which beat out over 20 other entries, combines acrylic paint and colored pencil on a textured burlap background. The poster promotes the upcoming Gilroy Garlic Festival, to be…
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Champions for Charity to Compete at 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival

New for the 2016, the “Champions for Charity” challenge at the Gilroy Garlic Festival will feature teams of local first responder heroes competing in a three-round cooking challenge to win $3,000 for the charity of their choice. This exciting competition will take place on Friday, July 29 on the Great Garlic Cook-Off Stage. Four teams…
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