Gilroy Garlic Festival Tickets

Join us in 2018

Celebrating 40 Years of Family Fun!

Ticket prices include festival admission, shuttle transportation, three stages of musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and children’s area performances. Festival guests purchase food and beverages (including beer and wine) from a wide variety of vendors. Food prices range from $2 to $15 for full-size servings, depending on the item.

Tickets may be purchased online in advance; at Raley's, Bel Air, or Nob Hill Foods stores;  or at the gate with cash or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover). ATMs are available at the gate.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 27, 28 & 29, 2018
10 am – 7 pm
(Entrance gates close at 6 pm)

Buy Online and Save!

Skip the lines and purchase your tickets online in advance at Save $2 off the regular admission price when you purchase online.

You can save an additional $2 when you purchase a Gourmet Alley Combo Plate with your online ticket.

  • Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 1: ½ Peppersteak Sandwich, Calamari, Pasta con Pesto, Garlic Bread.
  • Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 2: ½ Sausage Sandwich, Scampi, Mushrooms, Garlic Bread.
  • Combo Plate choice is made at the Festival.


 Ticket Prices at the Gate

(Single day admission unless otherwise noted)

Adult (17-59) $20
Youth (10-16) $10
Ages 9 & under Free
Seniors (60+) $15
Active Military
Available at the gate only.
Must present valid US Military ID.
Friday Locals' Day* $15 Adult / $10 Senior / $5 Youth
Local Resident 3-Day Pass* $30
Parking $10


*To receive discount, local residents must present valid photo ID with an address in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Hollister, San Juan Bautista or Aromas. Maximum of two tickets per ID.

In Store
Save $2 each by purchasing discount tickets at any Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods. Available June 1 to July 29, 2018.


Ride the Garlic Train to the Festival!

That’s right, this year you can ride Caltrain to the Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 28 or Sunday, July 29. 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.

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. Riders wishing to take advantage of that connecting service will need to purchase tickets directly from Caltrain for peninsula service, and then switch trains at the Diridon Station in San Jose.


Festival VIP Packages

For the ultimate experience, Gilroy Garlic Festival VIP Packages are available for groups of 2, 4 or 12 guests. VIP packages include premium benefits like on-site parking not available to the general public (no shuttle bus required!), Festival admission, and tickets to the exclusive VIP Hospitality Pavilion. For more information, see the VIP Tickets page.

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 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival, see General Information & FAQ.