Where: Fighting Cocks Crossroads, Bathingbourne Lane, Sandown, Isle of Wight
£: Admission costs £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for concessions, £5 for Children (5-15), £25 for a family and Under 5’s go free. Tickets are available on the gate, on the day.
What is it?
Garlic has been grown on the Isle of Wight for over 50 years. The Garlic Festival is an annual event celebrating the Isle of Wight’s pungent crop. This year the festival takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August with cookery demonstrations, garlic games and a big beer tent.
Visitors to the festival can learn all they need to know about garlic, from cooking it, to the health benefits. The theatre kitchen will have cookery demonstrations, presentations and talks with local chefs.
There will be a garlic marquee where visitors can sample of kinds of garlic-themed food including garlic bulbs of all kinds and even garlic fudge. The festival will have more than just garlic products, there will be meats, vegetables, cheese, honey, wine, cider and juices on offer too.
In addition to garlic there will also be entertainment with dog display teams, falconry and a flying trapeze show. Children’s entertainment will include inflatables, funfair rides and face painting.
The Garlic Festival also boasts a live music stage and a beer festival. The headline act for the stage will be Kiki Dee, who will be supported by local bands. As well as music on the stage there will also be wandering performances from a one-man band and other musicians. A beer tent will have a selection of ales and ciders for visitors to enjoy. There will also be a tent serving cream teas.
More info: www.garlic-festival.co.uk