The Gilroy Dispatch: Garlic Festival 2013

Garlic Festival 2013

Garlic hotline: Everything you need to know about the 2013 festival

Let's talk trash

It's a messy business, but thanks to the efforts of the Gilroy High School wrestling and basketball teams, along with first-year volunteers New Hope Community Church, those overseeing one of the Garlic Festival's grittiest jobs made trash patrol operate like a well-oiled machine.

Updated: 11:13 am | See more

G-Fest president helps save dying dog at festival

Garlic Festival President Dennis Harrigan brought his veterinarian skills to the festival when he saved a service dog from heatstroke on Saturday. 

Updated: 11:39 am | See more

G-Fest: It's music to your ears

The Gilroy Garlic Festival satisfies garlic lovers' appetites with the Gourmet Alley and beer gardens.

Updated: 4:48 pm | See more

No growing pains for teen zone

For the second year in a row, the Gilroy Garlic Festival's Teen Zone proved to be a hit. For those in junior high and high school who had outgrown the draw of glittery face painting and colorful sand art in a bottle, the Teen Zone was filled with rides from Fun & Game Rentals, which offered adrenaline rushes for thrill seekers.

Updated: 4:10 pm | See more

Festival fashion: the good, the bad and the garlicky

Our very own Garlic Fashion Police Officer - known to some as “Sergeant Garlic” – wandered the festival grounds Saturday and Sunday to bring you a compilation of the weekend’s most memorable duds. Enjoy.

Updated: 6:34 pm | See more

Gadzooks! G-Fest does it again

The world’s self-proclaimed preeminent annual three-day celebration of garlic and all things garlicky raked in well over $2 million and easily topped the 100,000 mark, surpassing the numbers from the 2012 Garlic Festival by more than 5 percent.

Updated: 12:31 pm | See more

New calamari dish is killing it

After much anticipation, zesty garlic fried calamari made its debut at this year’s Garlic Festival. At $8 a pop, the calamari dish proved to be popular with many festival attendees.

Updated: 4:19 pm | See more

Harris' fish sticks catch first at Great Garlic Cook-off

Sometimes the simplest of dishes elevated in a unique way far outweigh a more complex extravagant entrée, as was the case at Saturday’s 2013 Great Garlic Cookoff.

Updated: 10:31 am | See more

Smooth sailing at Garlic Fest

It was business as usual at Christmas Hill Park Saturday.

Updated: 8:29 am | See more

Interpretive barbecuing taken to another level

Ribs glazed in olive oil and garlic and smoked in hickory and oak wood was just one of the concocted recipes for the first-ever “Pigs in the Park with Garlic” barbecue rib cook-off Friday at the 35th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Updated: 4:56 pm | See more