About the Event
the theme Homemade - Homegrown - Organic this year's event will feature
160 vendors selling:
- organic garlic,
garlic wreaths, products and snacks;
- fresh organic
- plants and
- local crafts of
art, jewellery, wood, flutes, furniture, pottery, textiles,
- soaps, lotions,
and herbal remedies
- great food
Live entertainment and children's entertainment
– CONTESTS - CONTESTS
- Largest head of
garlic (soft-neck and stiff-neck)
- Heaviest clove
- Best Garlic Poem
- Best Garlic
$4.00 or $3.00 advanced tickets from the Friday Market in New Denver;
children under 12 free.
Garlic Festival is a local community fundraiser put on by local
volunteers through the Hills Recreation Society (a non-profit society).
Over the years it has become one of the highlights of the Hills / New
Denver / Silverton community and has raised money to provide recreation
facilities and services for the area including basketball/ tennis
courts, yoga classes, children's recreation programs, and local
cross-country ski trails.
What started as a small gathering of friends who decided to have a
garlic-themed pot luck supper in the park grew quickly to a community
event drawing local garlic growers and garlic lovers to the Hills
Community park. By 2003, the Garlic Festival had outgrown its home and
was moved to Centennial Park in New Denver.
Vendors from all over the Kootenays, the BC Interior, and farther
afield gather to sell the bounty of their harvests: vegetables, herbs,
arts and crafts, and, of course, GARLIC! The festival attracts about
6000 people of all ages with lively music, great food, children's
entertainment, and old fashioned community fun.
Stop by the Hills Recreation Society booth and meet our volunteers. Buy
tickets on our popular raffle of several baskets filled with samples of
the fabulous items available from vendors. Check out the latest Garlic
Festival souvenirs of the event. Enter one of the contests. Become a
member of the Society.
Reminder: There is no cash machine onsite and most vendors cannot
accept credit cards.
We look forward to seeing you at this unique community event for the