27th Annual Hills Garlic FestivalSeptember 8th, 2019 - New Denver, BC

27th Annual Hills Garlic Festival

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NO DOGS...NO DOGS...NO DOGS...NO DOGS...NO DOGS...THAT MEANS NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL (for health and safety reasons). NO DOGS ON LEASHES, NO PURSE DOGS, NO CUTE PUPPIES, NO DOGS BEING CARRIED, NO DOGS IN STROLLERS. UNLESS YOU ARE CARRYING DOCUMENTATION THAT YOUR DOG IS A SERVICE DOG, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REMOVE YOUR DOG FROM THE SITE.

 

The Hills Garlic Festival is held each year on the Sunday following Labour Day. This year, the 27th Annual Festival will take place on September 8, 2019, 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!

 

 

2018 Contest Winners
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Softnecked Varieties: Cindy Marcil, Goat River Garlic
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Stiffnecked Varieties: Cindy Marcil, Goat River Garlic
  • Heaviest Garlic Clove: Cindy Marcil, Goat Rivrer Garlic (50 gr)

There were no entries for the Best Braid or Wreath and no entries for the Best Poem

 

2018 Raffle Winners
  • Melanie Bodry, Silverton
  • Lexie Kiyono, Nakusp
  • Zoe Langlois, Nelson
  • Michele Desautels, Silverton
  • Alita, Nelson
  • Isabel Reitmeier, New Denver
  • Bron Hashimoto, New Denver
  • Jesse Kerr

 

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.