Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival 20172018-08-15T07:13:52+00:00

Our Organization

Kozroots Empowerment Projects is an organization dedicated to building the foundation of our community through 15+ different projects orientated around community growth.

Our Commitments

Kozroots is committed to leading the movement of community development and empowerment. We are committed to the success of our community and the individuals that make up the community.

Our Goals

It is our goal to create a lasting positive effect for those in our community. We strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and succeed.

Vendor Registration

We are excited to invite vendors located in Eastern Ontario including Farmer Producers, Artisans, Not for Profits, Community & Cultural Groups, and like organizations to register to be exhibitors at the 4th Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival.


Interested In Volunteering With Us?

We are looking for volunteers to help us plan and organize Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival. If you are interested in volunteering, register as a volunteer today.


The Festival

Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival Countdown


The festivities begin on Thursday August 16th at the South Mountain Fair.

Eastern Ontario Garlic Fest is held on Sunday August 19th, from 9am-5pm.

Fairgrounds Address:

2967 Lough Rd

What To Expect

Garlic in every form and farmers market producers, to original artisans, with Simply Baked Catering cooking up a diverse selection of tasty locally sourced food using garlic and herbs, and as always workshops and fun for the whole family. Seize the Day Camp team will be offering short term child care and activities for children and families throughout the day.

Explore the South Mountain Fair and enjoy live musical entertainment and beer tent, kids zone, agriculture exhibits and competitions, along with a midway for added fun, and everything a country fair has to offer. http://southmountainfair.ca/entertainment/

Proceeds: Any proceeds from the festival are used to carry out the work of KCEP and its activity involving agri-food projects and events.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost for admission?2018-08-01T09:04:30+00:00

The South Mountain Fair grounds pass is 10$/person and includes general admission to the following:

  • Kid’s Tent
  • Exhibits
  • Agriculture Shows
  • No rides or entertainment.

The Rides and Entertainment Pass is 25$/person and includes the following:

  • Midway rides
  • Musical Entertainment
  • + Everything Else Listed Included With General Admission.
When Is Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival in 2018?2018-08-01T04:24:50+00:00

The 2018 Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival is taking place on Sunday August 19, at the South Mountain Fair. Events and festivities (hosted by the South Mountain Fair) will be taking place all weekend.

Event Schedule

Activities And Entertainment

This year, the activities and entertainment is being organized by our partners at the South Mountain Fair. See the button to the left to view the events schedule for the 2018 fair.

Book Available For Sale

Book Overview from the Publisher

“The taste of Ontario garlic is as rich and varied as its history. Used mainly for medicinal purposes in the nineteenth century, people turned up their noses at the aromatic bulb as it became associated with new immigrants. The once acceptable ingredient became undesirable in church and school–kids who smelled of garlic were sent home. Pioneering chefs, farmers and a wave of cultural diversity have brought the zesty allium into the mainstream, making it a gourmands go-to spice, celebrated at nine festivals across the province. Toronto Garlic Festival founder Peter McClusky serves up garlic’s long journey from central Asia to its now-revered place in the hearts and dishes of Ontarians. Growing tips and forty recipes bring Ontario garlic from farm to festival to feast.”

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“This event represents the heart and soul of what we are trying to do with KCEP. We are working collaboratively with countless members of our community to create an event that represents, attracts, and is accessible to everyone.”
Brenda Norman, Owner at Kozroots Garlic and Herb Farm and President of KCEP
“This initiative has done an excellent job at bringing together like-minded organizations interested in transitioning towards a more resilient and inclusive food community”
Alain D'Aoust, Growing Up Organic Coordinator for Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry
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