2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival
– Friday, July 26, 2019 | 10 am-7 pm
– Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 10 am-8 pm
– Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 10 am-6 pm
Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy
Tickets: $17.99 online general admission ($20 at the door); $12.99 seniors ($15 at the door); $7.99 youth ($10 at the door)
The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous “Pyro Chefs” put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets.
Other Festival favorites include pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, and fried calamari, as well as Gilroy garlic fries and garlic bread. And you’ve got to try the only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream.
Don’t miss the special Saturday evening concert with Colbie Caillat featuring Gone West. The concert is included with Festival admission, and the park will stay open until 8 pm, so you can stay to enjoy the show and all the Festival has to offer.
On Sunday, celebrate 15 years of partnering with KRTY Hot Country 95.3 with up-and-coming country stars King Calaway, Waterloo Revival, and Caylee Hammack.
Over on the Challenge Butter Cook-Off Stage, you’ll see exciting cooking contests and culinary superstars like Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio, MasterChef Season 9 winner Gerron Hurt, and Rosewood CordeValle Executive Chef Alexander La Motte.
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The Festival is held in a park. It is all outdoors with mostly turf and some compact dirt and asphalt walkways. There are natural shade trees, and many shade tents with tables and benches. Shirt and shoes are required.
Christmas Hill Park rules prohibit bringing the following items on festival grounds:
- Alcohol of any kind
- Bottles, glass and cans
- Coolers – large or small
- Frisbees and water projecting devices
- Pocket knives and weapons of any kind
Please be advised that the City of Gilroy park rules prohibit dogs and other animals from being brought into the park, except Service Dogs.