The Gilroy Garlic Festival normally took place the last weekend in July in Gilroy, California. As of 2022, the festival has been cancelled for the near future.
Mission: The festival is established to provide benefits to local worthy charities and non-profit groups by promoting the community of Gilroy through a quality celebration of garlic.
gilroygarlicfestival.com (old link)
History: The Gilroy Garlic Festival started in 1979 and is now known across the globe as summer’s ultimate food fair, with three full days of great garlicky food, live entertainment, and family fun.
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