Adult admission is $7/day – Full admission price includes discount coupons for use at the Garlic Festival.
Children 12 and under are admitted FREE.
Family Package $20/day – New this year! Families (two adults with children aged 13 to 17) pay $20
The Stratford Garlic Festival is a celebration of food, fun and family. It is also an initiative of the Kiwanis Club of Stratford, raising funds for their various community projects. It’s our policy to provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for all Festival patrons and volunteers and we ask that you respect our policies:
• No smoking, alcohol or pets (except Service Dogs) • Please refrain from the use of frisbees or other projecting devices • Bring your own cooler to take home perishable items • ATM on site.
Master braider, Bryan Mailey, will amaze you as he walks you through the art of garlic braiding! Bryan is a garlic grower and expert braider with two decades’ experience! This hands on experience will teach you how to braid hardneck garlic to proudly display in your home. The garlic is provided and you will take home your own handcrafted braid.
The workshop costs $40 and are being held on Saturday, September 6 at 11am - Sold Out & 3 pm. Space is limited to 6 people per workshop, so don’t delay! Sign up today! Not included in the price of admission.
Email: email@example.com to register for this popular workshop!
Featured on Canadian Living, CTV, Breakfast Television and At Home with ChefD. Chef D will be launching his new cookbook Garlic Madness Cookbook at the Stratford Garlic Festival Chef D has launched the third season of his top rated cooking show, ‘At Home with ChefD’ on Rogers TV with a live, salivating audience.
Carla is the author of Uma Casa Portuguesa – Portuguese Home Cooking She has taught Portuguese Cooking and appeared on Breakfast TV, Canadian Living TV, OMNI TV, and her work with Portuguese food preparation has been featured in articles in the Toronto Star, Canadian Living, Sol Portugues, and Chatelaine.
Mayor of Stratford - Appearing as a celebrityin the Black Box Competition paired with a chef school student to see who is the best chef using the secret ingredient.
A pharmaceutical engineer for over 35 years at a leading world pharmaceutical manufacturer who made vitamins and medicines. Roman is an advocate of the nutraceutical Effects of Garlic and will be here to give a presentation on using garlic for better health
Shawna has a powerful voice and offers a great selection of folk music. Sure to entertain.
Gary is a drummer, bassist, keyboardist, guitarist, & singer/front man for such bands as Stuttz, Applause, the Dublin Corporation, & Joey Hollingsworth. He is a versitile musician and bringing his 20th Century Songbook act to the festival
Highly experienced with an extensive know-how in the Food Industry which is strengthened with her Bachelor of Science, Home Economics specializing in Food and Nutrition from the University of Western Ontario and over 15 years experience in the food world.
Warren is the owner of August's Harvest and has 20+ years of growing garlic and can show you how to grow your own garlic. Garlic is one of the best garden crops as you can begin harvesting green garlic in June, you get scapes in July & garlic in August that can last you into the next year (if you don't eat it all first).
Garlic Chef Competition – See two top chefs – face off in an iron chef style competition to become the official garlic chef champion.
Warren Ham - will teach you tips and tricks to having the best garlic crop. Garlic is one of the most versatile garden crops as you can have green garlic in June, Scapes in July, and Garlic that harvests in August and can be stored into the next year
Chef D – Demonstrates a recipe from his new Garlic Madness Cookbook to be launching that day
Bryan Mailey-”Garilc, Growing and Braiding, plus a little bit more” – Learn about growing garlic from bulbs, growing garlic from seed or bulbils, some problems associated with growing garlic and possible solutions and then finish my presentation with a demonstration of braiding hardneck garlic.
Roman Osadca – The Nutraceutical Effects of Garlic – Garlic is one of world’s oldest medicines, not only does it make every dish better but it can also help make you healthier through its therapeutic actions.
SOLD OUT Bryan Mailey- Garlic Braiding Workshop – Cost $40 – Learn how to braid garlic and take home your very own garlic braid following the workshop. Limited to 6 people – book now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryan Mailey- Garlic Braiding Workshop – Cost $40 – Learn how to braid garlic and take home your very own garlic braid following the workshop. Limited to 6 people, book now by emailing email@example.com
Gary McGill – Will be performing an amazing act called the 20th Century Songbook sure to bring back memories.
Black Box Celebrity Chef Competition – The Mayor of Stratford Dan Mathieson along with another celebrity will be paired with 2 chefs from the Stratford Chef School in the ultimate Black Box competition where they are to create the best garlic inspired recipe in under 1 hour given the secret “Black Box” ingredient they are to work with.
Emily Richards will demonstrate a garlic inspired recipe from her cookbook.
Carla Azevedo will cook up Lemon and Garlic Pork Cubes from her cookbook Pimentos & Piri Piri: Portuguese Comfort Cooking
Warren Ham – will teach you tips and tricks to having the best garlic crop. Garlic is one of the most versatile garden crops as you can have green garlic in June, Scapes in July, and Garlic that harvests in August and can be stored into the next year.
Shawna Caspi – This guitar-picking, classically-trained folkie with a sweet-tooth for a good story, a sly lyrical wit, and a rich, powerful voice is sure to engaging and energize you.
Dance Aarts Academy – See the competitive dancers perform their solos, duets and trios in various styles of dance from ballet to jazz to tap and more.
The WindMiller Band- This 15 piece band will preform everything from big band style music to popular music. You won’t want to miss this!
Pete Doiron – Award willing tribute artist to Tim McGraw
Kiwanis Projects include
1) Kiwanis Club of Stratford: “We Build….Kiwanis Community Centre, Upper Queen’s Park Band shell, Upper Queen’s Park Tennis Courts, Anne Hathaway Park and Clubhouse”
2) Kiwanis Club of Stratford: Serving our Community…Kiwanis Festival of the Performing Arts, Tom Patterson Theatre Food Booth, Kiwanis-CJCS Christmas Baskets, Stratford Garlic Festival
3) Kiwanis Clubs of Stratford support the Aktion Club….service club for adults with disabilities.
4) Kiwanis International: Serving the children of the world…elimination of I.D.D. and Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus.
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