26th Annual Hills Garlic FestivalSeptember 9th, 2018 - New Denver, BC

26th Annual Hills Garlic Festival

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Due to health and safety regulations NO DOGS EXCEPT SERVICE DOGS (owners must carry documentation) are allowed at the Festival. Please leave your dogs at home.

The Hills Garlic Festival is held each year on the Sunday following Labour Day. This year, the 26th Annual Festival will take place on September 9, 2018, at Centennial Park in New Denver, BC.

With the theme Homemade - Homegrown – Organic, more than 160 vendors will be selling bulk garlic, braided garlic, seed garlic, garlic powder, garlic syrup, pickled garlic, garlic dips, and garlic snacks; fresh organic produce; plants and plant products; local crafts of jewelry, glass, wood, furniture, pottery, textiles, metal, and stones; soaps, lotions, and herbal remedies; and lots of great food, including Thai, Mexican, Asian, BBQ, hamburgers and hot dogs, baking, chocolates, ice cream, and other delicious snacks.

The Hills Garlic Festival has been recognized as one of the ten best Garlic Festivals. Many vendors tell us this is their favorite event of the craft fair/festival season. With our commitment to a Zero Waste Event, we are a leader in the festival industry and are always striving for improvement

Live music and family entertainment all day on two stages. Contests provide the opportunity to win for heaviest garlic clove, largest garlic bulb, prettiest braid or wreath, and best garlic themed poem. Win a basket of sample goods donated by our vendors by purchasing raffle tickets from the Hills Recreation Society.

Walk, ride the shuttle bus, peddle your bicycle, paddle your kayak...however you get there, we look forward to seeing you at this unique community event for the whole family!


2017 Contest Winners
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Softnecked Varieties: Cindy Callaway, Goat River Garlic
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Stiffnecked Varieties: Cindy Callaway, Goat River Garlic
  • Heaviest Garlic Clove: Gwen Graovac, Willow Weaver (50 gm)
  • Prettiest Garlic Braid or Wreath: Rodrigo Campos, Yellow Point Blues Farm
  • Biggest Globe: Cindy Marcil, Goat River Garlic
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Adult: Kevin Smith
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Youth: (no entries)

View the Garlic Themed Poem entries here

2017 Raffle Winners
  • Angela Price, Rossland
  • Isabel Reitmeier, New Denver
  • Rob Ochsendorf, New Denver
  • Chantal Pineau, Trail
  • Judy Katz, Nelson
  • Abby Bellamy, Maple Ridge
  • Jane Vanyoff, Crescent Valley
  • Anne Anderson, Jaffray
  • Kathy Young, Coquitlam
  • Phil Babakaiff, Hills


Free passes available! First 3 adults in a vehicle pay and the rest are free. Get passes from the parking volunteer where you park your car.