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 Festival mobile app was completely redesigned in 2016 by the internationally recognized team at Articulate Solutions. The app includes a live upcoming event feed, online ticket ordering, an interactive map, driving directions, full event schedule, food and beverage listings, and more.

Brian Bowe, Executive Director for the Gilroy Garlic Festival, stated, “Festival visitors love the convenience of using their mobile phones to buy tickets, navigate their way around the park, and find their favorite food booths and bands. We’re very pleased to offer this cutting-edge solution for our guests and proud to share these awards with the Articulate Solutions creative team.”

The Gilroy Garlic Festival app has already been updated for the 2017 event (to be held July 28, 29, and 30) and can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

The CalFest Celebration Awards are presented by the California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association, which represents community festivals, parades, fairs, and more throughout California and Nevada. The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web and are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.