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Iron Chef Michael Symon

Olympic Champion Brian Boitano

Party like it's 1979!

MasterChef Winner Shaun O'Neale

Delicious Garlicky Food

Fun For All Ages

Friends & Family

Gourmet Alley Flame-Ups

Live Entertainment

The World's Greatest Summer Food Festival is Celebrating 40 years of Family Fun!

Come to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 27, 28 and 29) as we celebrate 40 years of family fun—along with great garlicky food, live entertainment, and more!

The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous "Pyro Chefs" put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets. Other Festival favorites include pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, fried calamari, and sausage sandwiches, as well as Gilroy garlic fries and garlic bread. And you've got to try the only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream!

This year the Gilroy Garlic Festival proudly welcomes Iron Chef Michael Symon, Olympic Champion and Food Network star Brian Boitano, and MasterChef Season 7 Winner Shaun O'Neale to host exciting cooking competitions on the Challenge Butter Cook-Off Stage.


What is the Gilroy Garlic Festival? How much are tickets? How do I get to the Festival? Be prepared! Read up on all these questions and more.


Vendors & Performers

We're sorry, the deadline for 2018 applications has already passed. Please check back in January 2019!



Interested in covering the 40th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival? Download a Media Kit and request your Media Credentials here.



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