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Gilroy Garlic Festival Executive Director Brian Bowe Resigning

              PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival Executive Director Brian Bowe Resigning December 13, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced that Brian Bowe, who has served as Executive Director for the Festival for 14 years, has officially resigned. The Association will begin conducting an outside…
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Super Secret Ingredient to Baffle the Best of Chefs in 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Garlic Showdown

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Super Secret Ingredient to Baffle the Best of Chefs in 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Garlic Showdown July 9, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Rosewood CordeValle Executive Chef Alexander La Motte will host the 2019 Garlic Showdown on Sunday, July 28 at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.…
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Kylie Kuwada Crowned 2019 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kylie Kuwada Crowned 2019 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen May 20, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Kylie Kuwada was crowned the 2019 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen at the annual scholarship pageant held on May 19 at New Hope Community Church. Queen…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival’s 41st Queen to Be Crowned on May 19

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival’s 41st Queen to Be Crowned on May 19 May 3, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Every year since 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival has crowned a “Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen” to reign over the festivities. This year’s 41st…
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Colbie Caillat Featuring Gone West to Headline at 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Colbie Caillat Featuring Gone West to Headline at 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival April 30, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): For the first time in its 41-year history, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is welcoming a Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter to perform live at…
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Heroes Wanted! 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Seeking Contestants for Champions for Charity Competition

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Heroes Wanted! 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Seeking Contestants for Champions for Charity Competition April 9, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): The Gilroy Garlic Festival is inviting teams of local first responders and military professionals to compete in the fourth annual “Champions for…
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Calling Young Cooks! Compete in the 2019 Garlic Chef Jr. Contest

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26, 27 & 28, 2019 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calling Young Cooks! Compete in the 2019 Garlic Chef Jr. Contest April 4, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Building on the success of last year’s first-ever Garlic Chef Jr. cooking competition, the contest will return on Friday, July 26 at the 2019…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival Pays Out $255,000 in Non-Profit Distributions

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival Pays Out $255,000 in Non-Profit Distributions October 24, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced distributions totaling $255,000 to 170 different charities and non-profit organizations. The 2018 figure brings the Garlic Festival’s 40-year total distributions…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival Recognized by Gilroy Unified School District

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival Recognized by Gilroy Unified School District October 17, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): On September 20, 2018, the Gilroy Unified School District recognized the Gilroy Garlic Festival and presented the Board of Directors with a plaque thanking Festival organizers…
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Cook Like a Champion with the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off Winning Recipe

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cook Like a Champion with the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off Winning Recipe August 21, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): At the 40th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 28, 2018, Will Simbol from New York, NY won the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off…
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Chef Carlos Pineda Wins 2018 Garlic Showdown

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chef Carlos Pineda Wins 2018 Garlic Showdown July 29, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Chef Carlos Pineda from the Culinary Academy and Kneaded Bakery at Rebekah's Children's Services in Gilroy won the annual Garlic Showdown at the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival on…
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Will Simbol Crowned Winner of the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Will Simbol Crowned Winner of the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off July 28, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Amateur chef Will Simbol from New York, NY claimed the coveted garlic crown – and a $5,000 cash prize – as winner of the 2018…
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Aspiring Young Chefs to Compete in First-Ever Garlic Chef Jr. Contest

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aspiring Young Chefs to Compete in First-Ever Garlic Chef Jr. Contest June 28, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): The contestants in the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s newest cooking competition weren’t even born when the very first Festival was held back in 1979. But…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival Celebrates 40 Years of Family Fun, July 27-29

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival Celebrates 40 Years of Family Fun, July 27-29 June 19, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Visitors to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival are invited to “Party Like It’s 1979” as the Festival celebrates 40 years of family fun on…
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Kids that Cook Invited to Compete in New Garlic Chef Jr. Contest

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kids that Cook Invited to Compete in New Garlic Chef Jr. Contest May 18, 2018 (Gilroy, CA):  Cooking competitions have been part of the Gilroy Garlic Festival since 1979—but kids have never had the chance to compete on the Garlic…
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Sloane Pace Crowned 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sloane Pace Crowned 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen May 7, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Sloane Pace was crowned the 2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen at the annual scholarship pageant held on May 6 at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. Queen…
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Hometown Artist Wins 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hometown Artist Wins 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest April 27, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest welcomes submissions from across the country, but this year’s first-prize winner and other top place finishers are all…
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Gilroy Garlic Festival’s 40th Queen to Be Crowned on May 6

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gilroy Garlic Festival’s 40th Queen to Be Crowned on May 6 April 26, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Every year since 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival has crowned a “Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen” to reign over the festivities. This year’s 40th…
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Olympic Champion Brian Boitano to Host the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28 and 29, 2018 gilroygarlicfestival.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Olympic Champion Brian Boitano to Host the 2018 Great Garlic Cook-Off April 24, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Olympic figure skating champion and television cook Brian Boitano is no stranger to performing under pressure—and that experience will serve him well as he hosts…
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Professional Chefs to Battle in Garlic Showdown on July 30

Professional chefs will face off in the iron chef-style Garlic Showdown cooking competition at high noon on Sunday, July 30, at the 39th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. Each contestant will have to prepare two entrees and side dishes using a top-secret ingredient (along with plenty of garlic, of course).

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