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Attendance Report

35th Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26-28, 2013

Attendance: 102,006
35-year attendance: 4,040,042
Three-day revenue: $ 2,047,054
(Increase of 5.2% from 2012)


“A measure of The Festival’s 4,000-plus volunteer workforce is children and grandchildren of the visionaries who pioneered this community endeavor 35 years ago. Today this celebration has now exceeded $10 million in funds provided for participating non-profit organizations. I cannot conceive of a community standing together…taller…than Gilroy.”
Dennis Harrigan
2013 Gilroy Garlic Festival


2013 Garlic Showdown Champion
Jason Gronlund, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, Orlando,FL
“Fire & Ice Calamari” and “Pork Fillet with Hash”

2013 Great Garlic Cook-Off Champion
Karen Harris, Castle Rock,CO
“Carnival Style Fish Sticks with Lemony Jalapeno Mayonnaise and
Spicy Apple Kohlrabi Slaw”

2013 Garlic Bowl Champion
Fresno State
Executive Chef Erik Debaude
“Seared Duck Breast with Red Currant Sauce, Garlic Purple Mash Potatoes
with Beet Croustillant, Stuffed Fig with Chive and Garlic Goat Cheese”