Gilroy Garlic Festival Executive Director Brian Bowe Resigning




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 search for a new Executive Director; Bowe will stay on for a period of time to help with the transition.

Brian Bowe stated, “It’s been an honor to serve as Executive Director for the Gilroy Garlic Festival for 14 years, and I am immensely proud of all the Festival has done to support the local community. After much introspection, I truly believe that the Festival will benefit from a fresh perspective in the Executive Director position. I am looking forward to what my future holds.”

Tom Cline, President of the 2020 Gilroy Garlic Festival, stated, “On behalf of the entire Association and the more than 4,000 volunteers who work at the Festival every year, we are incredibly grateful to Brian Bowe for providing such outstanding leadership over the last 14 years. His tireless dedication to the Festival and all of the non-profit groups that we support has been unmatched. We wish him all the best in the future—and hope he will come visit us all at the 42nd annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 24, 25 and 26, 2020.”


About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The 42nd annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be on July 24, 25, and 26, 2020, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the world’s largest garlic festival and draws thousands of garlic-loving guests from around the globe every year. This three-day celebration features gourmet garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go to


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