Garlic and Herb Festival

Garlic and Herb Festival

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm


Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from -you guessed it - garlic and herbs!

Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations.

For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic-lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a Vermont end-of-summer day, the event promises something for everyone.

For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable fun jumps, train rides and other great children's activities. Take time to wander around the spacious lawns sampling garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at Ramunto's Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days!

Schedule of Events:

Live Music Schedule:

10:00 - 11:30 a.m: Sage City Jazz Band
11:30 - 1:00 p.m: The Hill Hollow Band
1:00 - 3:00 p.m: The Julie Shea Band
3:00 - 5:00 p.m: Freddi Shehadi

Kids Activities:

All Day: Roaming Railroad Train Rides

Hop aboard and take a spin around the festival! Considered to be ‘New England’s nicest trackless train’ and is appropriate for all ages with seating up to 27 people, including wheelchair access.

12 - 4:30pm: Magic the Gathering Welcome Deck Challenge

Challenge the owner of the Gamer’s Grotto for a chance to win a prize! New player? Don’t worry, he’ll teach you how to beat him!

2pm: Home Depot workshop

Head over to the kids tent to learn how to use some tools and build a fun DIY project with our local Bennington Home Depot helpers!

3pm - 5pm: Super Smash Bros - King of the Hill event

Team up with your favorite Nintendo character and test your mettle! Play fun and slightly competitive games of Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo WiiU and see how long you can hold the top stop to be crowned “King of the Hill”!

Demo Schedule:

11 am: “How to make homemade garlic powder”
Lindon Garlic Farm - Gilmanton, NH

12 noon: “Working with black garlic”
Rolling Rock Farm - Sheffield, MA

1 pm: “Everything you want to know about olive oil”
Arlotta Food Studio - Shaftsbury, VT

2 pm: “Intro to mushroom micrology”
Mariaville Mushroom Men - Schenectady, NY

Ticket Prices:

$8.00 adult online purchase (+ service fee)
$10.00 adult 2-day pass online purchase (+ service fee)
$2.00 child (12 and under) (+ service fee)
$18 family pack (2 adults, unlimited children) online purchase (+ service fee)

At The Gate Pricing:

$10.00 adult
$2.00 child (12 and under)
$12.00 adult two day pass