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What is so Stink'in cool about Garlic Fest?

 
 
 

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 and other great children's activities. Take time to wander around the spacious lawns sampling garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days. In addition this year, there is a special smoking area near the beer tent.

 
 
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22 annual garlic fest

Saturday & Sunday

September 2nd and 3rd 2017

10AM to 5PM

66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT 05201

 
 

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE

 
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

10:00 11:30 RAY GIFFORD

11:30-1:00 CARMA     

1:00-3:00 ROADHOUSE     

3:00-5:00 BEARD AND GLASSES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

10:00-11:30 BLUE JAZZ

11:30-1:00 HILL HOLLOW        

1:00-3:00 JULIE SHEA

3:00-5:00 THE LEGATO BLUES BAND  

 
 
 

EVENT SPONSORS

 
 

VENDORS

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

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

Andrzej's Polish Kitchen Garlic pierogis with potato and onions, homemade kielbasa, kapusta, golgbkis, water, soda Brattleboro, VT

Angry Goat Pepper Co. Hot sauces, pepper jellies, mustard, beef jerky, company logo merch-t-shirts, mugs, etc. Bradford, VT

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

Apple Barn, The Garlic fudge, apple cider donuts, pie a la mode, apple cider a la mode, apple cider Bennington, VT

Arlotta Food Studio Organic olive oil, pasta, tapenages, balsamic vinegar Shaftsbury, VT

Audrey's Art Ltd original paintings of garlic, scarves, cross body purses, tops, dresses. Gloves, hats, ponchos Delmar,NY

Bald Mountain Garlic Farm Garlic, spice rubs, hot sauces, bbq sauces, dips, pottery, garlic roasters, keepers, presses, braids, loose garlic and more Salem, NY

Barr Hill (Caledonia Spirits) Barr Hill Gin, Barr Hill Vodka, Tom Cat Barrel Aged Gin, raw honey, glassware, T-shirts Hardwick, VT

Bart's and Snow's Ice Cream Ice cream Greenfield, MA

Basil & Prune the Pug Children's books, t-shirts, pants Bennington, VT

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

Beautiful Things Freshwater pearls, agate & semi-precious bracelets,earrings garlic themed earrings and necklaces Pawlet, VT

Benito's Hot Sauce Habanero infused maple syrup, chipotle infused maple syrup, garlic hot sauce, carrot habanero hot sauce, ghost peper hot sauce Montpelier, VT

Bennington Bookshop Books (Cooking with Garlic, etc) and Cards Bennington, VT

Bennington Lions Club Hamburgs, hot dogs, sausage, peppers and onions, soda, water, garlic relish Bennington, VT

Berry Meadow Farm Inc Dehydrated garlic and leeks, herbal teas Orwell, VT

Big Bear Woodworking & Plasma Art Wall art, saw blades, fire pits, rings and globes Belchertown, MA

Blue Sky African market baskets,fashion jewelry, seasonal accessories Lee, MA

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

Bob & Deb's Sugarhouse Wood door harps, wood mosaic (Intarsia) wall art, wood mosaic ornaments Brandon, VT

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

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

Bouchard Farm II2 varieties of hardneck garlic Little Falls, NY

Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits Wines, Hard Ciders, Ice Wines, Ice Ciders, Cream Liqueurs Cambridge, VT

Brian Hewitt Kind Art Original oil paintings North Bennington, VT

Bridport Creamery Garlic cheese curds, plain cheese curds, garlic Swisserella Bridport, VT

Brighid's Workshop Tables, trivets, puzzles, ornaments made from scrap wood. Coat racks shelves & cabinets, Bennington, VT

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

Cabinfish Fiber Art Handcrafted fiber vessels (felted wool bowls, dwellings, cozies, hanging vessels) Handmade lucet items etc. Cavendish, VT

Cabot Creamery Sampling variety of cheddar, garlic cheddar and herb cheddar Waitsfield, VT

CAKE Jewelry Jewelry Bennington, VT

CalCraft Zuccini garlic relish, garlic dilly beans, bread & butter pickles, dip & soup mixes Westfield, MA

Caltabino Farms Soft & stiff neck garlic, loose. Braids, wreaths, carrots, peppers, flowers, squash, and other fresh produce Phoenix, NY

Cara May Gorman Handmade paper made from garlic plant fiber, handmade paper products, journals, cards, art pieces etc. Nassau, NY

Catamount Specialties All natural mustards, salsa, BBQ's, pepper jellies, pasta sauces, marinades and packet seasonings Plainfield, VT

Cheesy Smoke House Eight different types of smoked premium cheeses with apple or hickory woods wood fired pizza. Bristol, CT

Conbeer's Farm Pickles, relishes, salsas, jams/jellies, honey, soup mixes, fruit butters & sauces, garlic powder, fresh garlic, etc. Fonda, NY

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

Creations of Love Baby sweaters, adult sweaters, lady scarves, ladies winter hats & gloves Bennington, VT

Creative Choice Designs Leaf impressed bowls, clocks, soap holders, ID badge holders, jewelry, wall art Niskayuna, NY

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

Creekside Garlic Farm 30 varieties of garlic, garlic powders, garlic salts, garlic bunches and braids Waterport, NY

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

Crystal Rose Creations by Sue Clay garlic earrings & pendants, crystal pendants, agate windchimes, stone earrings, etc. Rotterdam Junction, NY

Cute Critters Dog accessories, bandanas, visors, coats, rain coats Hinsdale, NH

DJ Creations Embroidered towels, shirts, animal beds, scarves, garlic aprons & towels, leather goods, jewelry Delmar, NY

Dancing Bear Farm Garlic, fresh produce, harbs, plants, figs, fig trees Leyden, MA

Demca Demo Ceramic food grating plates and bowls hand-made in Spain Swiftwater, PA

Desperados Burritos, tacos, salads, bottled water, soda, powerade North Adams, MA

Disabled American Veterans Chapt. 4 Blue Forget-Me-Nots for donations Bennington, VT

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

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

Earth and Fire functional pottery (garlic bakers, scrapers & Keepers) recycled glass Schenectady, NY

East End Foodies/7 Barrels Aged balsamic vinegars, infused extra virgin olive oils Suffern, NY

Ero Farm garlic, garlic related products, maple syrup Schaghticoke, NY

Extreme Consessions Fruit pastries dipped in chocolate, garlic & cheese sausage, parm. Garlic wings, veggie burgers, fried dough, etc Billerica, MA

Face Art face painting Pittsfield, MA

Fahey Family FarmRaw honey, creamed honey, honey comb, garlic infused honey, lip balmPownalVT

Fancy Pants Cakes Cake push pops, mini and normal sized cupcakes including chocolate garlic cupcakes Bennington, VT

Flavors of Lebanon Souvlaki, falafel, beef gyro, grilled chicken plate, Nina plate, drinks Schenectady, NY

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

Fortuna's Sausage Co. salami, pasta, pasta sauce Sandgate, VT

Fox Hollow Farm Over 15 different garlics Fonda, NY

Fungi Ally Fresh mushrooms, dried mushrooms, garlic, grow kits, spawn extracts Hadley, MA

Gail La BoissiereAmerican Girl doll clothes, sports bears & pillows, catnip mats Melrose, NY

Garland Goat Soap Goat milk soap and lotion, lib balm, cream Leicester, VT

Genesee Valley Garlic 4 varieties of garlic (german white, music, turkish red, french red soft neck). Braids, wraps, variety packs, shallots Avon, NY

Good-To-Go Dumplings, rice bowls, sticky rice, corn dogs and drinks Warren, VT

Gra den Talun Farm Garlic and possibly garlic paper (made from stems and garlic skins )Eagle Bridge, NY

Grab Cheeses Grilled cheese sandwiches, sald, soda, water Jericho, VT

Grandpa Jim's Hot sauce, BBQ sauce, salsa, seasonings, gift boxes Pittsford, VT

Green Mtn. Concessions Cotton candy including garlic, fall spice, maple and classic flavors. Real fruit granitas including cider etc. Bennington, VT

Green Owl Garlic 5 varieties of hardneck garlic, garlic powder, gourd birdhouses Rhinebeck, NY

Grn Mtn Vietnam Era Veterans Assistance Corp. Bennington, VT

Grumpy Grater Porcelain food graters North Fort Myers, FL

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

Halladays Herb dip mixes, cheesecakes, soups, beer bread, dipping oils, 90% garlic Bellows Falls, VT

Hawiian Shaved Ice Shaved Ice, candy Albany, NY

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

Headstrong Garlic Seed garlic, Culinary garlic, Headstrong Garlic Scape powder, carrot habanero hot sauce, T-shirts, stickers Camden, ME

Henry's Market Bacon, ham, variety of smoked sausages, varitety of beef jerky, cheeses, and smoked cheeses. Bennington, VT

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

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

Hiz and Herz Baby bibs, quilts, rolling pins, quilt patterns, kits, sewing needle cases, dresses, hats, bottle stoppers, pens, etc. Arlington, VT

Hobson's Choice basil, garlic pickles, garden iron, mums Hoosick Falls, NY

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

Hound Dogs Hot dogs, burgers, Italian sausage, french fries and drinks North Bennington, VT

Hudson Valley Garlic Growers 3 to 4 varieties of garlic, garlic braides, garlic powder, fresh cut flowers, misc. veggies. Germantown, NY

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

Inflatable Fun Children's entertainment Dummerston, VT

Iron Arts Metal flowers, birds, bird baths, plan stands, gardentrellis, sculpture, garlic plant stakes & markers Brattleboro, VT

It's Sew Easy Variety of sizes & styles of bibs-from infancy to adult Rutland, VT

J D Gourmet balsamic vinegar, olive oil blends, pasta, bottle product Hightstown, NJ

Jamtastic Jam, jam and more jam! Rupert, VT

Joe Oliverio Photography Fine art prints of birds of New England. Prints, matted prints, notecards, polished aluminum prints Amherst, MA

Kent Crafts Wooden toys, models, puzzels, peg racksfor children, cutting boards Amsterdam, NY

LaCigale French provencal tablecloths, placemats, napkins, runners, soap, garden socks Mount Gretna, PA

Lemon Love Lemonades, teas, sno kones, pretzels Kingston, NY

Linabella's Gourmet Garlic Farm Garlic, braids, pesto, cookies, tomatoes Oakham, MA

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

Loopy's Espresso & Crepe Car savory crepes, espresso drink, smoothies Waitsfield, VT

Lyman's Specialties Pickles, relishes, jams, jelly, applue butter and more Wilmington, VT 

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

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

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

Mele Farms Fresh garlic (5 varities) shallots, hardneck garlic braids & wreaths, rope netting, garlic powder & nuggets Holley, NY

Mista Bill's Dills Hot garlic dill pickles (jarred), Hot crushed pepper Norwalk, CT

Morel Woodcarving Handmade wooden spoons, walking staffs, carvings Belchertown, MA

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

Nature Calls Wood slab ornaments, games, tables, wine cork reindeer, cork boards Arlington, VT

Night Owl Earrings Hand crafted jewelry Bennington, VT

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

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

D & M Packing Quality oils, vinegars, and bread dippers Waterbury, CT

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

One of a Kind Jewelry Wire wrapped jewelry and window suncatchers, wire wrapped tabletop tree sculptures Brandon, VT

Only Silver Sterling silver jewelry with smie-precious stones Manchester Center, VT

Otche Nosh Garlic 6 varieties naturally grown garlic: Polish, Bavarian, Asian Tempest, Spanish Roja, Russian Red, German White Unadilla, NY

Our Dailey Bread Bakery Black garlic, baked goods containing black garlic & garlic, baked goods including brownies, cookies, etc. Shaftsbury, VT

Overmeade Gardens Garlic, garlic braids, shallots, woodenwarem, handcarved wooden spoons w/lathe turned bowls Lenox, MA

P & D Farm garlic, pickles, pesto, jam/jelly, smoked salts, relishes, salsas, infused vinegars, pickled items, etc. Stephentown, NY

Palatable Peppers Pepper jellies, hot sauces, seasonings Hudson Falls, NY

Palatine Cheese gourmet cheddars, cheese curd, cheese spreads Canajoharie, NY

Papa John's Sugar Shack Maple syrup (VT), maple sugar, pancake mix, maple candies, maple cotton candy, honey, maple cream Mt. Holly, VT

Pappardelle's Pasta Homemade dried pasta packages in one pound bags. Over 70 flavors including gluten free etc. Newtown, PA

Peanut Principle Gourmet nut/seed butters Albany, NY

Peneuf All items are hand-turned, made of wood. Pens (w/ garlic scent ink), wood garlic presses, bottle stoppers, etc. Saratoga Springs, NY

Penna Farm Market Garlic and Shallots Holley, NY

Perky Penquin Crafts Burlap wreaths, canvas wall art, lamps, stone/shell mosaics, plant stands, wine racks wall ornaments etc. Waterford, NY

Piedmonte Garlic Farm Garlic and seed garlic, Vietnamese Purple, Turkish Red, French White Albion, NY

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

Popple Camp Alpacas hats, socks, mittens, gloves, scarves, goat milk soap Phillipston, MA

Pop's Corn (Mrs. Concessions) Kettle corn, garlic kettle corn Averill Park, NY

Promotions Plus, Inc. Garlic roasted nuts, cinnamon roasted almonds, peanuts, cashews, pecans, hot & spicy garlic nuts Saratoga Springs, NY

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

Quill Hill Farm 8 varieties of garlic, chili peppers, huskcherries, mini cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, garlic powders, etc. East Poultney, VT

Ramuntos Lobster rolls, garlic fries, pizza, garlic pasta Bennington, VT

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

Remarkable Blackbird Henna body art 100% natural organic. etc. Portland, ME

Revisions Reconstructed vintage jewelry, upcycled vintage chair backs with garlic related recipes, etc. Charlemont, MA

Richard's VT Made Sauces BBQ sauces, marinades, hot sauce Colchester, VT

RJ's Famous Hot dogs, hamburgs, steak & cheese, sausage subs, popcorn chix, french fries Bellows Falls, VT

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

Royal Towne Fudge Homemade fudge (36 flavors), country signs w/ sayings Bethel, VT

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

Saur Family Farm Garlic Grower Valley Falls, NY

Saxtons River Distillery Sapling Maple Liquer, Bourbon, Rye, Perc. Coffee Liqueur, Snowdrop Gin Brattleboro, VT

Serenity Bamboo Flutes Bamboo Walking Stick Flutes, Bamboo Walking Stick Canes, Flutes, Wind Chimes, Stockbridge, MA

Sherri's Crab Cakes Crab cake sandwich w/garlic topping, cream of crab soup, lemonade, iced tea Camp Hill, PA

Signal Hill Farms Garlic and shallots Sharon Springs, NY

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

Smugglers Notch Distillery Spirits: Vodka, Bourbon Barrel Aged Rum, "Blend 802" Gin, Hopped Gin, Straight Bourbon, etc. Jeffersonville, VT

Spacey Tracey Deep fried pickles, roasted garlic cloves, baked artichoke hearts, tempura mushrooms, garlic dog and more Rhinebeck, NY

Storyteller Creations Jewelry made w/ mini story books, nebula wear, Angel Wing Blessing holders, dream incubators Salem, MA

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

Sugar Bob's Finest Kind Smoked maple syrup Londenderry, VT

Summers End Orchard Garlic, decorative garlic bundles, herb salts, mustards, chilies & peppers Unadilla, NY

SWVT Health Care Foot health screening as part of podiatry residency prog. Bennington, VT

Taste of Thai Pad thai, drunken noodles, fried rice, egg rolls, spring rolls, chicken satay, thai iced tea and water Brattleboro, VT

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

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

The Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Fresh squeezed lemonade Pawtucket, RI

The Hungry Traveler Specialty sandwiches and specialty burgers Delmar, NY

The Olive Table Remium Greek extra virgin olive oil, raw all natural Greek honey, Olive oil dipping plates, gift sets Harrison, NY

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

Time For Yourself Chair Massage Bennington, VT

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

Tomarc's of Troy Kitchen Kick'n Spices and Rubs Troy, NY

Vermont Bowl Mill Caesar salad bowls, mortar & pestle, rolling pins, vases, bowls, platters, lazy susans, walking sticks, etc. Manchester Center, VT

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

Vermont Gold Mtn. Prospecting Gold pans, gold panning supplies and free gold panning lessons at their booth etc. Arlington, VT

Vermont Pickle Pickled garlic, dilly beans, beets, carrots, pickles and other pickled vegetables Milton, VT

Vermont Quince Co. Quince paste, quince mustard, quince infused vinegard, quince ginger lime chutney and much more Newfane, VT

Vermont View Woodworks cutting boards Hoosick Falls, NY

Village Chocolate Shoppe Garlic gelato, sea salt & garlic carmels, garlic caramel corn, garlic fudge, etc. Bennington, VT

Vision of Tibet handmade fair traded crafts/clothing from Himalayas Highland, NY

Whaleback Vineyard Fruit and grape wines grown, produced and bottled on our estate. Slate paintings w/ garlic theme Poultney, VT

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

Wild Shepard Farm garlic, braids, wreaths, produce, garlic products Athens, VT

Willowtree Organic Farm Fresh garlic, garlic scapes, white choc. Cherry garlic fudge, garlic jam, jalapeno garlic jam, etc. Stephentown, NY

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

Windsor Jambs Farm 5 different varieties of garlic and garlic microgreens Windsor, MA

Witchcat Farms Garlic (30 varieties) organic, maple syrup organic, "Sap" mayple beverage Enosburg Falls, VT

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

Wombat Graphics Shirts, mugs, tote bags, cutting boards, trivets, mouse pads. Hudson Falls, NY

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

 
 

Founders Steve & Joy

 
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