Gilroy Garlic Festival

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Gilroy Garlic Festival 2006



More garlic food choices.



The 30th festival ran from July 25 to July 27, 2008. 107,553 people attended, sampling such diverse creations as garlic ice cream and garlic french fries. Attendees also enjoy three stages full of musical entertainment, a Great Garlic Cook-off, celebrity cooking demonstrations, a children's area, arts and crafts, and many interactive displays. A Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen is also crowned yearly, chosen by a panel of five judges based on her personal interview, talent, garlic speech and evening gown. Her court is also chosen, for the purpose of representing Gilroy at various festivities and "having a garlicy good time with fellow lovers of the pungent bulb." The 2008 Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen is Ariele Combs. Over 4000 volunteers from more than 150 non-profit groups make the festival possible, and over three million people have reportedly come to the festival since it began.



History and purpose



The infamous garlic ice cream, given away for free each year.



The festival was founded in 1979 by Dr. Rudy Melone, Don Christopher, and Val Filice, and has been a fundraiser for local charities, raising a total of about seven and a half million dollars for assorted causes. Individual groups and charities also run booths at the festival, raising additional funds for their causes. The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association is a non-profit organization intended to support non-profit groups and projects in Gilroy.



Gilroy Garlic Festival 2006



Garlic themed t-shirts.



References



^ "FAQ's & More". 2009-05. http://gilroygarlicfestival.com/?page_id=2. Retrieved 2009-05-08.



Sources



Gilroy Garlic Festival as retrieved January 19, 2007.



The Gilroy Garlic Festival, 2005.



Garlic festival tidbits, 2006.



The Origin of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, 2007.



External links



Official Gilroy Garlic Festival website



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