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PRAISE FOR GARLICFEST

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What is so Stinkin' cool about Garlic Fest?

Thank you to our 2019 Garlicfest Sponsors

“It Takes a Community”

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2019 Field Map

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Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from -you guessed it - garlic and herbs!

Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations.

For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic-lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a Vermont end-of-summer day, the event promises something for everyone.

For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable fun jumps, train rides and other great children's activities. Take time to wander around the spacious lawns sampling garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at Ramunto's Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days!

 
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24th annual garlic fest

Saturday & Sunday of Labor Day Weekend

August 31st and September 1st, 2019

10AM to 5PM each day

CAMELOT VILLAGE

66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT 05201

 

TICKET INFO

Tickets available online and at the gate

ONLINE EARLY BIRD EZPASS PRICING - little to no wait at gate entry

(available until August 1st)

$8.00 adult online purchase (+ service fee)
$10.00 adult 2-day pass online purchase (+ service fee)
$2.00 child (12 and under) (+ service fee)
$18 family pack (2 adults, unlimited children) online purchase (+ service fee)

AT THE GATE PRICING
$10.00 adult
$2.00 child (12 and under)
$12.00 adult two day pass

 

REMINDERS

Parking is free because of John Ray & Sons (sponsor)

Service dogs ONLY - If dogs are found in cars, police will be notified

3 ATM's on site

No coolers

Chairs are allowed

21+ needs a wristband to sample or purchase any alcohol (wristbands can be received at the Beer Garden with ID ready)

 

 
 

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE

 
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Live music that is stinkin' amazing

Live music that is stinkin' amazing

SATURDAY

10:00 - 11:30 - Sage City Jazz Band

11:30 - 1:00 - The Hill Hollow Band

1:00 - 3:00 - The Julie Shea Band

3:00 - 5:00 - Freddi Shehadi

 

SUNDAY

10:00 - 11:30 - Ray Gifford

11:30 - 1:00 - Carma

1:00 - 3:00 - Roadhouse Rhythm & Blues

3:00 - 5:00 - Beard & Glasses

 

 

 

 

 
 

Kids Activities

 
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SUNDAY

All Day: Roaming Railroad Train Rides

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Hop aboard and take a spin around the festival! Considered to be ‘New England’s nicest trackless train’ and is appropriate for all ages with seating up to 27 people, including wheelchair access.

 12 - 4:30pm: Magic the Gathering Welcome Deck Challenge

contact@gamersgrotto.com

Challenge the owner of the Gamer’s Grotto for a chance to win a prize! New player? Don’t worry, he’ll teach you how to beat him!

12:30: It’s Magic with Doug Eash!

https://www.itsmagicvermont.com/

Doug’s show emphasizes entertainment, laughter, amazement and joy! His magic is a shared journey into the world of wonder, limited only by our imagination…

 

3:30pm: Incredible Larry

http://incrediblelarry.com/

Enjoy Larry’s world-class circus and juggling skills, high-energy humor, and non-stop laughs! Combining stand up and physical comedy with a healthy dose of audience participation, Larry’s improvisation skills make each performance original and fresh.

Saturday

All Day: Roaming Railroad Train Rides

roamingrailroad.com

Hop aboard and take a spin around the festival! Considered to be ‘New England’s nicest trackless train’ and is appropriate for all ages with seating up to 27 people, including wheelchair access.

 

12 - 4:30pm: Magic the Gathering Welcome Deck Challenge

contact@gamersgrotto.com

Challenge the owner of the Gamer’s Grotto for a chance to win a prize! New player? Don’t worry, he’ll teach you how to beat him!

2pm: Home Depot workshop

Head over to the kids tent to learn how to use some tools and build a fun DIY project with our local Bennington Home Depot helpers!

3pm - 5pm: Super Smash Bros - King of the Hill event

contact@gamersgrotto.com

Team up with your favorite Nintendo character and test your mettle! Play fun and slightly competitive games of Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo WiiU and see how long you can hold the top stop to be crowned “King of the Hill”!

 

 

Roaming Railroad will be on the grounds throughout the festival.

Bounce Houses can be found in the Inflatables Area.

Face Painting can be found Near the kids’ tent.

 

 
 
 

DEMO SCHEDULE

 
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Sunday

11 am - “How to make homemade garlic powder” 

Lindon Garlic Farm - Gilmanton, NH


12 noon - “Working with black garlic”

Rolling Rock Farm - Sheffield, MA


1 pm - “Everything you want to know about olive oil”

Arlotta Food Studio - Shaftsbury, VT

2 pm - “Intro to mushroom micrology”

Mariaville Mushroom Men - Schenectady, NY


3 pm - TBA

 

Saturday

11 am - “How to make homemade garlic powder” 

Lindon Garlic Farm - Gilmanton, NH


12 noon - “Working with black garlic”

Rolling Rock Farm - Sheffield, MA


1 pm - “Everything you want to know about olive oil”

Arlotta Food Studio - Shaftsbury, VT

2 pm - “Intro to mushroom micrology”

Mariaville Mushroom Men - Schenectady, NY


3 pm - TBA

 
 
 

vendors

 
 

2019 vendors

A&L Garlic Garlic braids, garlic necklaces, elephant garlic and several hardneck garlic varieties, shallots and more from Holley, NY

Adirondack Barkery All natural preservative free treats for dogs and cats, jerky, and cookies in many assorted flavors from Ballston Spa, NY

Adirondack Bears Wood bears, sled, skis, ladders, wreaths with garlic themes and more from Ballston Lake, NY

Ancient Fire Henna Henna body art (including garlic bulb tattoos!)

Andria's Boutique Children's clothes, adult leggings, dresses and lots of accessories from North Bennington, VT

Angry Goat Pepper Co. Hot sauces, pepper jellies, mustard, beef jerky, company logo merch-t-shirts, mugs and more from White River Junction, VT

Appalachian Gap Distillery, Inc. Papillio agave/maple spirit, Ridgeline VT Whiskey, Mythic Gin, Fractal Vodka, and Kaffevan Coffee Liquer from Middlebury, VT

Apple Barn, The Garlic fudge, apple cider donuts, apple pie ala mode and other sweet treats from Bennington, VT

Argusville Farms Garlic grower from Richmondville, NY offering white and red varieties

Arlotta Food Studio Organic olive oils, pasta, tapenades, balsamic vinegar’s and more from Shaftsbury, VT

Atina Foods Herbal jams, seasonal salt pickles, pastes and more made with South Indian Ayurvedic recipes

Audrey's Art Ltd Original paintings of garlic, scarves, cross body purses, tops, dresses, gloves, hats and more from Delmar, NY

B's Cheese Gourmet cheddars, cheese curds and cheese spreads from Canajoharie, NY

Bart's Ice Cream Super premium ice cream! From Greenfield, MA

Battenkill Wholesome Foods High-energy gluten free snacks & breakfast; gluten free cookies, pumpkin cookies, roasted garlic cheddar chive buttermilk biscuits Arlington, VT

Beautiful Things Mixed metal jewelry (sterling, yellow’s, rose gold, semi-previous stones) garlic themed cards and photographs from Granville, NY

Benito's Hot Sauce Vermont crafted hot sauces, chili pepper infused maple syrups, hot pepper jelly and more spicy goods from Montpelier, VT

Bennington Bookshop Books (cooking with Garlic, etc) and cards from Bennington, VT

Blue Sky African market baskets, handbags, fashion jewelry, and seasonal accessories from Pittsfield, MA

Bo Beads N’ Baubles Wine bottle cheeseboards, candle holders and bowls w/coordinated wire wrapped beaded cheese knives from Clifton Park, NY

Bob the Pickle Man Garlic half sour pickles, fresh garlic, full sour garlic pickles, garlic tomatoes, honey and more from Hunter, NY

Bonnie Doon's Scottish Shortbread Pre-packaged ready to eat shortbread and garlic bread from Manchester, VT

Brian Hewitt Kind Art Original oil paintings and high quality prints out of North Bennington, VT

Bridport Creamery Garlic cheese curds, plain cheese curds, garlic swisserella and other cheesy deliciousness from Bridport, VT

Buried Treasures Organic Farm Certified organic garlic-Music Russian Red and Chesnok Red from Groton, NY

Burrito Revolution Food truck serving burritos, tacos, salads and more from North Adams, MA

By-Gone Days Fall florals, wreaths, wood lanterns, signs and other home decorations from Frankfort, NY

Cabbage Cove, The Fresh, raw fermented cabbage in all different flavors from Canajoharie, NY

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill gin, vodka, tom cat gin, gift packs, raw honey, branded merchandise and more from Hardwick, VT

Caltabiano Farms Soft & stiff neck garlic, garlic braids and wreaths, carrots, peppers, flowers, squash and other fresh produce from Phoenix, NY

Conbeer's Farm Fresh garlic varieties, pickles, relishes, salsas, jams/jellies, honey, soup mixes, fruit butters & sauces, garlic powder and more from Fonda, NY

Country Corner, The Birdhouses, planters, wine racks, signs and more from Spencer, MA

Country Pride Cheese House Cheddar cheese, spreads, horseradish, crackers, cheese curds, mustard, dried veggies and more from Hobart, NY

Creations of Love Baby sweaters, adult sweaters, scarves, winter hats, gloves and other outerwear from Bennington, VT

Creative Choice Designs Stoneware leaf impressed bowls, clocks, pottery, necklaces and much more from Niskayuna, NY

Creative Craft Works One of a kind handmade pocketbooks, children smocks, aprons, diaper bags, baby quilts, eyeglass cases and more accessories from Hudson, NY

Creekside Garlic Farm 24 varieties of garlic, garlic powders, garlic salts, garlic bunches and braids from Waterport, NY

Crowley Cheese Pre-packaged cheese: Garlic, garlic chive, muffaletta, smoked garlic, hot pepper, sharp, extra sharp and unusually sharp from Mt. Holly, VT

DAFNI Greek Gourmet Specialty olive oils, vinegars, herbs and teas from Biddeford, ME

Dancing Bear Farm Garlic, fresh produce, herbs, plants, figs, fig trees and more from Leyden, MA

Diane Carol Designs Hand painted jewelry, key rings, hair clips, pendants and more from Ballston Spa, NY

Disabled American Veterans Ch. 4 Blue Forget-Me-Nots for donation out of Bennington, VT

Donna's Sewing Hand made towels, pillow cases, potholders, ovem mitts, and more from Athol, MA

Double H Maple Maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream, jams, maple & garlic mustards from Arlington, VT

Earth and Fire Functional pottery (garlic bakers, scrapers & keepers), recycled glass and more from Schenectady, NY

Face Art Face painting masterpieces with hypoallergenic paints (for all ages!) from Pittsfield, MA

Fahey Family Farm Raw, wildflower honey and honey products from Pownal, VT

Familia Farm Garlic, garlic seed, fresh herbs and fresh produce from Poultney, VT

Fancy Pants Cakes Cake push pops, mini and normal sized cupcakes (including chocolate garlic flavor!) out of Bennington, VT

Fashion For Empowerment Needlework and weaving products designed and hand-loomed in organic products, including accessories and housewares

Flavors of Lebanon Food truck serving Souvlaki, falafels, beef gyros, grilled chicken dinner plates and more Greek foods from Schenectady, NY

Flowers by Kate Floral wreaths, arrangements, wall baskets, homemade potpourri and more from Saratoga Springs, NY

Fortuna's Sausage Co. Salami, dry sausage, pasta, stuffed peppers, sauces and more from Manchester, VT

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, The The name says it all! Out of Pawtucket, RI

Gail LaBoissiere American Girl doll clothes, sports bears & pillows, catnip mats and other homemade accessories from Melrose, NY

Garland Goat Soap Goat milk soap and lotion, lip balm, creams and more from Leicester, VT

Good Vibes Shaved Ice All natural and authentic Hawaiian shaved iced from East Hardwick, VT

Good-To-Go Food truck serving dumplings, rice bowls, sticky rice and lots more from Warren, VT

Goodway Gourmet Bakery Pre-packaged rum cakes in various flavors and garlicky rolls from Troy, NY

Graden Talun Farm Garlic grower From Eagle Bridge, NY

Grandpa Jim's Hot sauces, BBQ sauces, salsa, seasonings and gift boxes from Pittsford, VT

Green Mountain Concessions Cotton candy (classic and maple flavors), apple cider, Arnold Palmer and garlic sweet tea juice slushees from Bennington, VT (look for their lemonade stand out in the parking lot too!)

Grillo Essentials Garlic scented decorative pillows, lavender bundles, heat packs, outdoor fragrance roll-ons, mists and more from Greenwich, NY

Grn Mtn Vietnam Era Veterans Assistance Corp. Granite remembrance discs from Bennington, VT

Gusto Della Vita Olive oils, balsamic vinegars, spreads, pasta, tomato sauce, olive oil soap and more from Schenectady, NY

Halladays Harvest Barn All kinds of gourmet mixes! Herb dips, cheesecakes, soups, beer bread, dipping oils and lots of garlic flavor from Bellows Falls, VT

Hawks Meadow Farm Garlic, garlic powder, garlic scape pesto, fresh salsa, produce, jam, jelly, pickles, salsa, relish, etc. From North Springfield, VT

Henry's Market Packaged bacon, ham, smoked sausages, beef jerky and cheeses from Bennington, VT

Herb Basket, The Garlic jellies, salsas, pickles, relishes, BBQ sauce, mustard - all with garlic! From Stratford, CT

Highland Farm Venison garlic sausage, venison garlic jerky, garlic bacon, fresh venison, bison, wild boar, ostrich, etc. From Germantown, NY

Hobson's Choice Basil plants, garlic pickles, garden iron and decorations, mums and more from Hoosick Falls, NY

HOOsick Hickory Hickory syrup, hickory elixir, dry rub and all-purpose seasoning, hickory garlic BBQ sauce, etc. From Hoosick Falls, NY

Horseshoe Brand All natural hot sauces and BBQ sauces out of Rhinebeck, NY

Hound Dogs Food truck serving up hot dogs, burgers, Italian sausage, french fries and drinks from North Bennington, VT

Hungry Traveler Food truck serving garlic parmesan fries, garlic bourbon pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, chicken sandwiches and lots more from Delmar, NY

I See Spain Handmade, handpainted Spanish kitchen pottery and garlic grater plates out of Swiftwater, PA

Ideuma Creek Alpacas Alpaca socks, yarn, hats, gloves, sweaters, blankets, scarves, shawls, teddy bears and more from Unadilla, NY

Inflatable Fun Children's bounce house from Dummerston, VT

Iron Arts Metal flowers, birds, bird baths, plan stands, garden trellis, sculptures, garlic plant stakes & markers from Brattleboro, VT

Jake’s Jammin Bow Ties Bow ties for dogs, cats and humans! Pet collars and more from Albany, NY

J D Gourmet Balsamic vinegars, olive oil blends, pasta and other bottle products from Hightstown, NJ

Jamtastic Small batch, artisian jam with more fruit and less sugar! From Rupert, VT

Jerky Hut Delicious beef jerky from Albany, NY

Joe Oliverio Photography Fine art prints, matted prints, notecards, polished aluminum prints and more from Amherst, MA

Junior’s Food truck serving cheese steaks, crispy chicken sandwiches, fried cheese balls, french fries, pot-stickers, drinks and more from Bennington, VT

LaCigale French Provencal tablecloths, place mats, napkins, runners, soap and more from Mount Gretna, PA

Lemon Love Lemonades, teas, sno kones, pretzels and other goodies from Kingston, NY (look for them in two spots!)

Linabella's Gourmet Garlic Farm Garlic, pesto, cookies, tomatoes and more from Oakham, MA

Lindon Garlic Farm USDA certified organic garlic bulbs, garlic powder, granules & chips, assorted spices, garlic infused honey, etc. From Gilmanton, NH

Lizzie’s Delights Herbal dip mixes, cookie dough dip, dip chillers, bowls and whisks from Gardner, MA

Loopy's Espresso & Crepe Car Savory crepes, coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies and more from Waitsfield, VT

Lyman's Specialties Pickles, relishes, jams, jelly, dilly beans and more from Wilmington, VT 

M&J’s Taste of Home Food truck serving up topped mac and cheeses (lobster, garlic steak tips, pulled pork, buffalo chicken and more), french fries, Cuban sandwiches, black garlic whoopee pies, drinks and more from North Adams, MA

M & M Links Handmade jewelry from stones, wood, shells, glass, pearls, crystals, and various metals from Amherst, MA

Mach's Mobile Wood Fired Pizza Local, fresh and organic wood fired pizzas, organic cookies, garden green salads from Pawlet, VT

Mad River Distilleries Bourbon whiskey, Rye whiskey, Vanilla Rum, Maple Cask Rum, First Run Rum from Warren, VT

Mangalitsa by Mosefund Pork charcuterie, soppresatta and other various meats, grilling packages and more from Ossining, NY

Maple Leaf Designs Beaded jewelry (including garlic bulb earrings), sun catchers and more from Putney, VT

Mariaville Mushroom Men Fresh mushrooms, mushroom seasoning, growkits, teas and coffees, shirts, garlic, garlic powder infused with mushrooms and much more from Schenectady, NY

Marjean Organic Garlic by Hardy Family Farm Certified organic garlic from Mohawk, NY

Mele Garlic Farm Fresh garlic (5 varieties) shallots, hardneck garlic braids & wreaths, rope netting, garlic powder & nuggets and more from Holley, NY. This vendor has been with us every single year since the beginning of our festival!

Mettowee Valley Maple Certified Organic Maple, syrup, maple candy, fudge, sugar, nuts, fruits and more from Pawlet, VT

Mission City Church Community church located in downtown Bennington, VT Need a break from your garlic breath? Stop by their booth to get some mints and hand sanitizer!

Morel Woodcarving Handmade wooden spoons, walking staffs, carvings and more from Belchertown, MA

Naga Bakehouse Wood fired artisan breads (stuffed, flat, sticks, etc.) baked with tons of garlic! From Middletown Springs, VT

Needi Snacks various flavored puffed rice snacks, popped lotus seeds and more from Loudonville, NY

New England Twists Garlic grower (bulbs, wreaths and braids) from Saint Johnsville, NY

Night Owl Earrings Hand crafted jewelry out of Bennington, VT

North Branch Vineyards Vermont grown and produced grape wine from Montpelier, VT

Northeast Corner Herb Farm Garlic braids, garlic & herb braids, seasonings, spices, and produce from Fort Ann, NY

Olive Oil Factory, The Award winning olive oil, vinegars, infusions, and grape seed oils from Waterbury, CT

Olive Table, The Olive oils, vinegars, raw all natural honey from Greece, dipping plates and gift sets from Woodstock, VT

On the Bend Hand-forged silver and copper jewelry, ornaments, pins, garlic themed pieces from Hannacroix, NY

One Sweet Ride Food truck serving up desserts, milkshakes, chocolate covered fruits,cookies and more from East Nassau, NY

Only Silver Sterling silver and gold-filled jewelry with semi-precious stones from Manchester Center, VT

Papa John's Sugar Shack Maple syrup (VT), maple sugar, pancake mix, maple candies, maple cotton candy, honey, maple cream and all the maple goodies you could need from Mt. Holly, VT

Patricia Becker Designs Silver slinky garlic bulb bracelets and earrings from Guilderland, NY

The Peanut Principle Gourmet nut and seed butters from Albany, NY

Peneuf Hand-turned wood pens, pencils, razors and shaving brushes, letter openers, garlic presses, garlic scented ink and more from Saratoga Springs, NY

Penna Farms Garlic grower offering German white, Italian red and Russian red varieties and shallots from Holley, NY

Phenomenal Fudge 25 flavors of fudge! All kinds, even garlic! From Shoreham, VT

Pleasant Valley Soaps Lavender hand & body scrub, garlic bug-off, natural handmade soaps, solid perfume, spritz and more from Underhill, VT

Pop's Corn (MRS Concessions) Kettle corn and garlic kettle corn out of Averill Park, NY

Popple Camp Alpaca Farm Hats, socks, mittens, gloves, scarves, and goat milk soap from Phillipston, MA

Promotions Plus, Inc. Garlic roasted nuts, cinnamon roasted almonds, peanuts, cashews, pecans, hot & spicy garlic nuts...it's all nuts! From Saratoga Springs, NY

Pura Vida Essentials Bath/body products, soap, oils, body mist, lip balm, bubble bath and more from Newfane, VT

Putney Mountain Winery Cranberry wine, apple maple wine, Rhubarb Blush wine, VT Cassis wine, Ginger liqueur, Garlic liqueur, etc. From Putney, VT

Quill Hill Farm 7 varieties of garlic (braids and planting bulbs), garlic scape pickles, pesto, chili peppers, husk cherries, mini cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, garlic powders and more from East Poultney, VT

R&G Cheese Cow’s milk products and goat’s milk products (fresh mozzarella, burrata, chevre’, camembert, cheddar and more) from Troy, NY

Raphael Pottery Handmade stoneware garlic grater dishes and storage keepers from Brookline, MA

Ramuntos Lobster rolls, pizza slices, garlic knots, and more from Bennington, VT (also our Beer Garden host!)

Reggae Boy Café Jamaican Food; jerk chicken, oxtail, curry, goat, pulled pork, teriyaki chicken, beef patties, rice, etc. From Poughkeepsie, NY

Revisions Reconstructed vintage jewelry, upcycled vintage chair backs with garlic related recipes and more from Charlemont, MA

Richard's VT Made Sauces BBQ sauces, marinades, hot sauce and more out of Colchester, VT

Rolling Rock Farm Gourmet flavored and infused sea salts, peppers and blends from Sheffield, MA

Royal Towne Fudge Homemade fudge (36 flavors), country signs, decor and more from Bethel, VT

Ruocco Garlic Garlic growers out of Sandgate, VT

Saltbox Seasonings Artisanal seasonings, salt-free blends, bbq/grilling rubs, hot pepper blends, sugar blends, hot cocoa mixes, organic corn meal and more from Springfield, MA

Saratoga Crackers All-natural, handmade artisan crackers out of Middle Grove, NY

Seabird Soleil Hand-crafted jewelry and seasonal decorations from Greenville, NY

Second Chance Animal Center SCAC pet items, Subaru Crosstrek raffle tickets, kids activities, logo items for sale and more from Arlington, VT

Serenity Bamboo Flutes Bamboo walking stick flutes, bamboo walking stick canes, flutes, wind chimes and more from Stockbridge, MA

Seven Barrels (East End Foodies) Aged balsamic vinegars, infused olive oils and more from Suffern, NY

Sherri's Crab Cakes Food vendor serving up crab cake sandwiches w/garlic topping, cream of crab soup, lemonade and iced tea from Camp Hill, PA

Silver Seashell Sterling silver jewelry which is inlaid with seashells and semi-precious stones from Parsonsfield, ME

Smugger’s Notch Distillery Award winning vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, maple bourbon and maple syrup from Jeffersonville, VT

Sou-Pasta (formerly Pappardelle’s Pasta) Homemade dried packaged pasta (gluten free options available) from Newtown, PA

Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foot screenings by the Bennington podiatry residency program at one booth, and a fun heart-healthy activity on the smoothie bike at the other!

Spacey Tracy’s Food truck serving up deep fried pickles, raviolis, roasted garlic cloves, artichoke hearts, garlic dogs, burgers and much more from Rhinebeck, NY

St. Johnsbury Distillery Specialty rums including maple, elderflower, spiced and more from St. Johnsbury, VT

Stonecutter Spirits Botanical bourbon gin, high rye bourbon whiskey Middlebury, VT

Storyteller Jewelry Jewelry made w/ mini story books, nebula wear, angel wing blessing holders, dream incubators and more from Salem, MA

Sue's Creative Corner Dresses, skirts, hats, pants, purses, costume/handmade jewelry, hand held fans, dream catchers etc. From Glenville, NY

Sugar Bob's Finest Kind Smoked maple syrup, Vermont maple sriracha and more out of Londonderry, VT

Taste of Thai Food truck serving pad Thai, fried rice, drunken-noodles, egg rolls, spring rolls and more from Battleboro, VT

Tastefully Simple Seasonings, herbs, mixes, and so much more! From Adams, MA

Terra Verde Hand-poured soy candles, hand crafted soap, shea butter body lotion, all natural bug spray and more from Havre de Grace, MD

Thompson Goat Farm Goat soap, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, mustard, garlic sauces, dips and more from Springfield, VT

Tinfolk Tin characters and cornhole boards w/bean bags from Williamstown, MA

Unique Turning handturned bowls, birdhouses, wine stoppers, and more from Springfield, VT

Uzume’s Pots Handmade, wheel-thrown functional pottery from Pottstown, PA

Vermont Distillers Metcalfe's VT Maple Cream Liquor, Catamount Vodka, Catamount Vodka w/Garlic, etc. From Wilmington, VT

Vermont Fermenters Kimchi, Kombucha, saurkraut, fermented veggies and more from Arlington, VT

Vermont Rocks Stainless steel sports and wildlife figures mounted in native stone from Newfane, VT

Vermont View Woodworks Cutting boards and other wood crafts from Hoosick Falls, NY

Vermont Vines on the River Vermont red and white wine made from 100% grapes grown out of Springfield, VT

Veteran Outreach & Family Resource Center Information for veterans from Bennington, VT

Village Chocolate Shoppe Garlic gelato, sea salt & garlic caramels, garlic caramel corn, garlic fudge, and more sweets from Bennington, VT

Vision of Tibet Handmade fair traded crafts/clothing from the Himalayas. Based out of Highland, NY

Whaleback Vineyard Fruit and grape wines grown, produced and bottled on their estate. Slate paintings w/ garlic themes also. From Poultney, VT

Whalen’s Horseradish Products Fresh, hand-peeled horseradish, pickles, olives, cheddar cheese spreads, hummus and more horseradish goodies from Galway, NY

Whole in the Wall Best pesto in the Universe! From Binghamton, NY

Wild Shepard Farm Garlic, braids, wreaths, produce and other garlic products from Athens, VT

Wild Hart Distillery Vermont classic gin, american dry gin, burning embers, barrel aged gin, peach cordial, bourbon, and rum from Shelburne, VT

Williams Garlic Hardneck music variety and softneck ozark variety garlic, bulk and braided from Palmyra, NY

Willowtree Organic Farm Fresh garlic, garlic scapes, white chocolate cherry garlic fudge, garlic jam, jalapeno garlic jam, etc. From Stephentown, NY

Winding Drive Gourmet Specialty Jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles and sauces from Woodbury, CT

Windsor Jambs Farm 3 different varieties of garlic and garlic microgreens, garlic powder, spices and honey from Windsor, MA

The Wine Slushie Guy Wine slushie dry mix package with samples from West Newton, MA

Witchcat Farm Organic garlic (30 varieties), garlic powder and granuals, black garlic and more from Enosburg Falls, VT

With Woman Jewelry Garlic inspired copper & stone jewelry, earrings, cuffs, bracelets, necklaces, cellphone/business card holders, etc.  From Norwich, VT

Wombat Graphics Shirts, mugs, tote bags, cutting boards, trivets, mouse pads and more from Hudson Falls, NY

Women’s Peace Collection Fair trade, high quality crafts handmade my marginalized artists around the world. Baskets, jewelry, scarves, toys and more out of Great Barrington, MA

Wurst Wagon German potato salad, garlic bratwursts and other wurst varieties out of Salem, NY

Zienzele Foundation Hand woven baskets and wooden spoons and bowls from Zimbabwe based out of Topsham, VT

vendor Application process

Preferred vendor information

Preferred vendor applications were emailed at the beginning of March. Please check your email for your application (including your spam folder), or contact mikaela@bennington.com if you did not receive an application. Preferred vendors have until April 1st to secure a spot before new vendor applications are accepted.

Please be aware that applications do not guarantee admittance to the festival. The Garlic Fest Committee limits the numbers of vendors selling similar products.

New or interested vendors: festival is full for 2019

Applications open to new vendors in April each year, and fill up very quickly!

Please check back here or Facebook page for updates and announcements.

 

IN MEMORY

 
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Lindy Lynch - Chair of the Chamber’s Garlicfest Committee, past Chamber president

Lindy was Garlicfest for the past 12 years. After Steve and Joy passed the paton to the chamber, Lindy led the charge organizing vendors, volunteers, the community and the chamber. During her time she increased the Garlicfest attendance by 262%. She was a ‘red tornado’ of force and the chamber and all our volunteers owes her a debt of gratitude. Lindy passed away on August 3rd 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

Brian Lewis - Owner, Camelot Village

The Chamber of Commerce, Garlicfest Committee and the Bennington community remembers Brian Lewis, owner of Camelot Village, who passed away in 2018.

Brian was born on March 17,1941 and passed on June 23, 2018.  He and his partner, Robert Newsome, refurbished the barns & established Camelot Antiques in 1986.  Brian was passionate about Camelot, considered the “face” of Camelot for years.  Brian devoted himself to its success and was a huge supporter of Bennington area & the Chamber of Commerce. 

Camelot's family, partners, employees, dealers & customers are devoted to keeping Camelot alive & prosperous in his honor.  Camelot thanks you all for your support & prayers.

 

Steve Alan Wrathall - founder of the Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival “Garlicfest”

A portion of the proceeds from Garlicfest go towards the late Southern Vermont Garlicfest founder Steven Alan Wrathall education fund for his children. The program handed out at the festival is dedicated to him and his vision of a Southern Vermont Garlicfest.