Fabulous Food, Spectacular Shopping, Marvelous Music, …. what more would anyone need???!!!
2016 marks the 20th annual Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Show!. The event is August 26 – noon to 7pm, 27 – 10am to 7pm, and 28 – 10 am to 5pm, at the SW Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N. National Avenue, Chehalis, WA, 98532. General admission is $5, $4 for seniors and military, and children 7 and under are free.
The highlight for many guests is the creative and delicious Garlic cuisine – hungry folks will find the most amazing selection celebrating garlic cuisine, and this year the Food folks have pulled out ALL the stops!! There’s Garlic Etouffee, Garlic Truffles, Calamari, Salmon Caesar Salad, Alligator on a Stick, Garlic Gorgonzola Fries, Smoked Turkey Legs with Garlic Butter, Roasted Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Handcrafted Garlic Sausage, Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Quinoa, Deep Fried Garlic, and much, much, more! (Yes, even Garlic Fudge and Garlic Frosted Brownies!)
And then there’s the crafts and products! Talented folks from all over bring their handcrafted wares and fine art, making Chehalis Garlic Fest a shopper’s paradise. There are no commercial offerings – just the handmade items from the creator themselves. Guests will find fine leather handbags and accessories, beautiful jewelry, pet accessories, bath and body care, wood crafts, baked goods, pottery, quilts, stunning art in a variety of mediums. There is also a huge selection of food product booths offering Garlic….EVERYTHING! From the best Pickled Garlic you’ve ever tasted to garlic jams, hot sauces to impress the connoisseur, seasonings, dressings, marinades, balsamic vinegars, and more. If you love garlic, now is your chance to stock the pantry!
The showcase bulb gets its own category of booths! There will be literally – TONS of garlic coming from around the northwest. Farmers from all over the northwest will be bringing their garlic in over 50 varieties – something to suit the tastes for every kitchen, and also for planting in the garden.
There’s live music on the main Garlic Fest Stage from Friday when the gates open, to Sunday when the gates close. The guests enjoy relaxing and tapping their toes to the live music on the stage in the Bulbs n’ Brews Beer Garden. Under the Grandstand, the Second Stage features acoustic musical performances, chef demonstrations from regional chefs and garlic informational presentations by our Garlic Gurus.
An aspect of the Chehalis Garlic Fest that we are extremely proud of is the charitable contributions that are made each year to worthy groups and organizations. Garlic Fest donates its net proceeds every year through the Advocate Foundation, its 501 (C)3 Charitable organization. Volunteers at Garlic Fest designate a group or charity that they are “working” for. After Garlic Fest, net proceeds is divided up and distributed to the designated organizations. Over the last 17 years, Chehalis Garlic Fest has given out over $100,000.00 to worthy groups, charities and organizations.
For more information, go to Chehalis Garlic Fest.com.