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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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Job Opening: Assistant Executive Director

Position: Assistant Executive Director Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the Executive Director with continual assessment of Festival procedures and activities Assist the Executive Director in all phases of office operation Assist committee chairs in the evaluation and preparation of financial and man-hour committee budgets Assist the Executive Director to credit all income and expenses to the…
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Recipe Submissions for Great Garlic Cook-Off Due May 1

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is accepting recipe submissions for the 2016 Great Garlic Cook-Off amateur cooking competition now through May 1. Eight finalists will be selected to compete on stage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2016 for the coveted garlic crown and a grand prize of $5,000. According to Recipe Contest…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival Exceeds $10.9 Million in Non-Profit Distributions

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced distributions totaling $250,000 to 138 different charities and non-profit organizations. The 2015 figure brings the Garlic Festival’s 37-year total distributions to $10,931,725. In the Volunteer Equity Program, instituted by the Gilroy Garlic Festival founders in 1979, net proceeds from the three-day event are distributed to local schools, sports teams,…
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Over 95,000 Visitors Enjoy Garlicky Good Times at 2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival

The 37th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival welcomed 95,095 guests over three days this past weekend. Visitors from around the world came to Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy to enjoy the Festival’s gourmet garlic food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and family fun. Revenue from the three-day festival totaled $2,155,693. 2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival President Deanna Franklin said, “Our theme…
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Local Couple Wins Garlic Dream Wedding

[caption id="attachment_2461" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stacy and Tom Davenport, winners of the 2015 Garlic Dream Wedding Contest, with Mr. Garlic and Princess Haleigh Dalke[/caption] Tom and Stacy Davenport have been declared winners of the Garlic Dream Wedding and will renew their vows in a garlic-themed ceremony on the Garlic Cook-Off Stage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival…
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Daphne Oz to Grace Garlic Festival Cook-Off Stage

Celebrity chef Daphne Oz of ABC-TV’s The Chew will be a special guest at the 2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival. Oz will serve as master of ceremonies for the iron chef-style Garlic Showdown on the Garlic Cook-Off Stage at noon on Sunday, July 26. After the competition, she will share her own garlic-themed recipe as well…
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Love is in the Air at the 2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival

This year’s Gilroy Garlic Festival, on July 24, 25, and 26, will include everything visitors love most about summer’s ultimate food fair: lots of great garlicky food, dramatic Gourmet Alley flame-ups, live entertainment, cooking competitions, unique arts and crafts, and the ever-popular free garlic ice cream. This year will also feature the first-ever Garlic Dream…
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