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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Join us as we celebrate 35 summers of fun on the last full weekend of July at the Gilroy Garlic Festival and give cheers the “stinking rose,” which is grown, harvested, and processed in Gilroy and the surrounding area. Look for the cooking competitions and demonstrations, arts and crafts, entertainment, the children’s area and the teen zone. You can enjoy an astounding array of garlic-infused foods, calamari, scampi, pepper steak sandwiches and addictive garlic fries, as well as more unique offerings. Even if you missed the festival, we celebrate all year round. Visit one of the many shops in and around town which carry garlic products, presses, and souvenirs.

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