Gilroy Garlic Festival Tickets

Ticket includes admission, three stages of exciting entertainment, world-class cooking competitions, a fun children’s area and more! You can purchase food and drinks (including beer, wine and refreshing cocktails) from a wide variety of vendors—including all the official Gilroy Garlic Festival food from Gourmet Alley. Food prices typically range from $2 to $15 for full-size servings.

Purchase your discount tickets online now! You can also buy in advance at any Raley's, Bel Air, or Nob Hill Foods stores—or at the gate with cash or credit card. ATMs are available at the gate.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 26, 27 & 28, 2019


  • Friday, July 26: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 27: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 28: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

(Entrance gates close one hour prior to event closing time)

Buy Online and Save!

For the best value, skip the lines and purchase discount advance tickets online.

Discount Online Tickets (Advance Purchase)

(Single day admission only)

Adult (17-59) $17.99
Seniors (60+) $12.99
Youth (10-16) $7.99
Children ages 9 & under FREE
Parking (per vehicle) $12.99
Gourmet Alley Combo Plate $12.99



 Ticket Prices at the Gate

(Single day admission unless otherwise noted)

Adult (17-59) $20
Seniors (60+) $15
Youth (10-16) $10
Children ages 9 & under Free
Active Military
Available at the gate only.
Must present valid US Military ID.
3-Day Pass (All ages) $30
Parking (per vehicle) $15


In-Store Advance Purchase at Raley's, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods stores

(Available June 1 to July 28, 2019)

Adult (17-59) $18
Seniors (60+) $13
Youth (10-16) $8
Children ages 9 & under Free

Ride the Garlic Train to the Festival!

You can ride the Caltrain "Garlic Train" to the Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 27 or Sunday, July 28. This is the easiest and most relaxing way to get to the Festival from the peninsula.

A chartered special event train will depart San Jose Diridon Station at 10:00 am, arriving non-stop in downtown Gilroy an hour later, where a bus will shuttle you to the Festival. At 3:00 pm you can board a bus to return from the Festival to the Gilroy Caltrain station, where the train will depart at 4:00 pm, returning you non-stop to the Diridon Station in San Jose one hour later.

This special round-trip ticket is only available online in advance and includes Festival admission. This ticket is not available for purchase from Caltrain or at the train station.

NEW FOR 2019: The Garlic Train is scheduled so that riders wishing to take normal weekend Caltrain service from as far north as San Francisco can connect with the Garlic Train in San Jose. Connecting trips on Caltrain Peninsula weekend service trains 422, 435 or 803 are now included in the price of the ticket on the same day of the event. Riders will have to switch trains at the Diridon Station in San Jose but do not need to purchase any additional tickets.

Caltrain + Festival Admission

Adult (17-59) $42.99
Seniors (60+) $37.99
Youth (10-16) $32.99
Children ages 9 & under (with an adult) Free


Corporate Group Discounts & Tour Groups

Tour groups arriving via motorcoach are encouraged to schedule their visit prior to arrival in order to receive discount admission, bus driver and guide admission, along with special drop-off and pick-up arrangements. Corporate groups of 30+ may also be eligible for discount admission. Please contact for more information.

Learn More

For more information about attending the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival, see General Information & FAQ.