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Gilroy Garlic Festival Works Up an “App”etite with Multiple Awards

The Gilroy Garlic Festival, heralded as one of the world’s best summer food festivals, recently won two prestigious awards for its free mobile app. The Gilroy Garlic Festival app won First Place in the recent CalFest Celebration Awards and was also awarded a highly coveted W3 Award in the Mobile App-Events category. The Gilroy 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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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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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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