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Admission $10.00/day $8/day in advance
Children 12 and under admitted Free.
After 9 years of rain effects we are moving inside. This will help to make your shopping experiences and comfort watching presentations more enjoyable.
Did you know there are dozens of different types of garlic? Speak directly with the garlic farmers and learn about the different varieties of garlic and how they can change the taste of your food based on the quality and type of garlic. Stock up on your supply of garlic for winter.
Find out which strains are easiest to how and the tips and tricks on how to get the best crop.
We are excited to announce that Chef Massimo Capra and Laura Calder will be at the 10th Annual Festival to inspire us with their cooking creations. You will not want to miss their cooking demonstrations.
Local chefs bring their expertise in working with garlic during their cooking presentations.
Plus don’t miss the intense cooking competitions which start off each day.
Frankie Flowers will be here to bring his knowledge and enthusiasm for gardening to you.
Learn from garlic farmers and experts the tips, tricks of growing garlic, using garlic for your health.
Start your holiday shopping early at the local artisans market.
Plus find a huge selection on preserves, sauces, honey, herbs and more.
Italian expatriate Massimo is the host of his own show Gourmet Escapes, guest expert on Cityline, chef host on Restaurant Makeover and a judge on Chopped Canada.
Laura is a James Beard award-winning television host. Her shows include French Food at Home, Recipe to Riches and appearances on Iron Chef America and Top Chef Canada.
Frankie is arguably Canada’s most trusted gardening expert. Places you have seen Frankie include BT Toronto, CityLine, City TV News, Dr. Oz, Toronto Sun and Canadian Gardening.
Ken Brown is a horticultural consultant who holds a teaching degree from the University of Toronto and has worked as the Superintendent of Horticulture at the Toronto Zoo.
Christine was a writer for the former Open Magazine and has recently published her first book, Optimal YOU: Great-Tasting Recipes & Powerful Lifestyle Strategies to Achieve Optimal Health.
After decades of running an organic garlic farm, Julie has seen crops when they were at their best, and worst, and learned something from every example of this extraordinary relationship that belongs between the soil, the plants, and us.
Roman was a pharmaceutical engineer at a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, he supervised the manufacture of synthetically made vitamins and medicines, …but he prefers to use and talk about those that are naturally grown.“.
Saturday 10:30am + Private Garlic Braiding Workshops
Bryan is known as an expert in the field of garlic braiding. He has been growing hardneck garlic for over 20 years. He offers a public presentation & small group braiding where you leave with your own braid.
The Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival is an initiative by the Kiwanis Club of Stratford to help raise awareness for local agriculture (with a focus on garlic), along with local artisans. A committee of Kiwanians, local volunteers and an event coordinator help to bring this project together. This event also relies on the generosity of sponsors and silent auction donations.
All proceeds raised from the event go back into the community. Some of the Stratford Kiwanis Club projects include the building of a new playground at Anne Hathaway park, Kiwanis Centre, Kiwanis Festival of the Performing Arts, Kiwanis-CJCS Christmas Baskets, The Aktion Club…. for adults with disabilities and the elimination of I.D.D. and Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in developing countries.
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