About This Festival
Since 1979 the Gilroy Garlic Festival has been held at Christmas Hill Park every July. About 100,000 people travel to Gilroy, California each year to enjoy music and live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, contests, arts & crafts, wine tasting, and of course, great tasting garlicky food. Gourmet Alley is a huge outdoor kitchen featuring the world renowned “Pyro Chefs”. They put on marvelous cooking demonstrations using garlic. Gilroy garlic fries and garlic ice cream are local favorites and certainly worth trying. The Garlic Showdown, the Great Garlic Cook-off, and the Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival contest are highlights of the festival.