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Weekend Features Garlic Festival Fun In Stockton

The California Garlic Festival is coming to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14. The wholesome, family fun event is focused on local entertainment, community leadership, and the Valley’s vast agriculture.

The two-day event will feature the new “Cali Garlic Alley.” Dishes such as Garlic Fries, Garlic Pesto Pasta, Garlic mushrooms, and Onion Bread Bowls will be served. There will also be the opportunity to try a unique sweet treat - Maple Brown Sugar Garlic Ice Cream.

Activities to enjoy while attending the California Garlic Festival will be the Show and Shine Car Display with hot rods, muscle cars, and low-riders, interactive cooking demonstrations, local entertainment performing on the community stage, the Miss California Garlic Festival Scholarship Pageant and Princess Program, a large fruit stand market selling local fruits, vegetables, and goods, monster truck rides, farm-friendly petting zoo, photography contest showcasing local photographers, a carnival full of rides, games and more.

Plenty of shade and seating will be available throughout the venue. Attendees may choose from the many festival food vendors, which all will feature a garlic item on their menu and a large variety of booths featuring a wide array of goods and services.

Festival hours are noon to 7 p.m. both days, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 Adult (18-64); $10 Child (6-17); Seniors 65+, Military w/ID and Children 5 and under are free.

The California Garlic Festival will be a family-oriented event the whole valley can enjoy. For more information, visit