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Photos by Bill Strange Photography and Lara Schraft.

FIRE IN THE HOLE!

Gilroy Garlic Festival Pyro Chef Flame-Up

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Gilroy Garlic Festival Pyro Chef Flame-Up

The “Pyro Chefs” in Gourmet Alley put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari in huge iron skillets.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
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Gilroy Garlic Festival visitors enjoy the sounds of live rock ‘n roll, country, jazz, blues, reggae, mariachi, and more on three entertainment stages.

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FAMILY FUN
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Kids enjoy lots of fun rides, games, and hands-on activities (plus Herbie the Festival mascot!) in the Children's Area.

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You can even make your own garlic braid to take home as a souvenir!

 

SHOPPING
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The Arts & Crafts areas showcase a colorful variety of unique, high-quality handmade creations from over 100 artists.

Gilroy Garlic Festival Booths

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The Garlic Mercantile boutiques offer a wide selection of gourmet food products and unique Festival souvenirs.

GREAT GARLICKY FOOD

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Be sure to get a Combo Plate from Gourmet Alley so you can try all the Festival favorites!

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No trip to the Gilroy Garlic Festival is complete without a free sample of the infamous only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream!

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GARLIC ROYALTY

2018 Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Sloane Pace

Queen Sloane and her royal court

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Gilroy Garlic Festival co-founder Don Christopher and his wife Karen

POWERED BY VOLUNTEERS

Gilroy Garlic Festival Chef

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Hundreds of volunteers work behind the scenes at Gourmet Alley slicing, chopping, cooking and serving great garlicky food – all to raise money for local schools and non-profit organizations. Over 4,000 volunteers work each year to host the Gilroy Garlic Festival.