Fun Facts About Garlic!

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Enjoy Family outings at the many Ontario Garlic Fairs and Festivals

Believe it or not, lots of people really like garlic which is made into an amazing variety of foods and decorations. A lot of garlic is grown in southern Ontario. The soil and climate are favourable. Many varieties of hard and soft neck garlic flourish hereabout. There is a substantial community of garlic enthusiasts. People like growing garlic and turning it into every manner of tasty foods. Very healthy food, by the way.

Throughout the late summer and early fall as the year’s crop of matures Garlic Fairs are held in many communities across the province in celebration. Local growers showcase their produce and an astonishing variety of activities and garlic products are to be seen. On top of this, many growers welcome family visitors at their farms.

Garlic-braiding, cooking demonstrations, decorations, tasting, garlic spreads, dressings, garlic and oil, roasted garlic, garlic baskets, dried garlic slices, garlic baskets, fresh garlic scallions, garlic bulbils, cooking competitions, celebrity chefs and even a non-alcoholic shooter for a quick garlicky fix. Even garlic ice cream.

Summer in Ontario. What could be better than a weekend family outing? Get out of the urban core and explore the lush beauty of soil, greenery, small towns – in search of garlic.

Below is a list of Ontario Garlic Fairs.  Search online to confirm dates and make contact, but it’s all quite straightforward. To find garlic growers, visit the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario at

Make natural health just plain fun!

2nd Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival Sunday August 28, 2016

Lamoureux Park, 100 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 6G4.


6th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival Sunday Sept 18, 2016 9am-5pm

at Artscape Wychwood Barns St Clair Ave West & Christie St, Toronto


Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival September 10 – 11, 2016

Held at the Agriplex – 353 McCarthy Road


Perth Lions Garlic Festival August 13 – 14, 2016

Perth Fairgrounds


Carp Farmers Market 17th Annual Garlic Festival August 13 – 14, 2016-05-19

Carp Fairgrounds


Verona Lions Garlic Festival Saturday, September 3, 2016

Verona Lions Club facility, 4504 Verona Sand Road, 20 minutes north of Kingston on Road/Highway 38


9th Annual Haliburton Garlic Festival August 28th, 2016

Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr. Hwy 118




Additionally – There have been and may be garlic festivals in Newmarket and Niagara but they have not been declared at the time of writing.