The California Garlic Festival is This Weekend!

By djsheryl on August 12, 2022
Garlic lover Mike Bridgeman holds handfuls of fresh garlic, which he likes to cook with. Bridgeman is wearing a sweatshirt from the garlic festival in Gilroy, California which was a gift. (Photo By JOEY MCLEISTER/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

Garlic ice cream, anyone? Get it this weekend at the inaugural California Garlic Festival! After the iconic Gilroy Garlic Festival was cancelled, organizers of the California Garlic Festival decided to start this brand-new event. Luckily for us, we don’t have to drive all the way to Gilroy to enjoy “Garlic Alley” with dishes such as garlic fries, garlic pesto pasta, garlic brisket nachos, corn with garlic butter, garlic noodles, and maple brown sugar garlic ice cream. The two-day event is just a short drive away, in Stockton at the San Joquin County Fairgrounds.

The event will also include a car show featuring hot rods, low riders and muscle cars, cooking demonstrations with local chiefs, and the Miss California Garlic Festival Scholarship Pageant. Other activities include monster truck rides, a petting zoo and a carnival full of rides.

The festival’s hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online, but admission will be available at the gate the day of the event.

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