4th Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival 

Produced by Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects and the EOGF 2018 Planning Committee

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The Festival

Sunday August 19, 2018 9 am – 5 pm

Fairgrounds Entrance Fee $10

Beer & Entertainment Tent and Fairgrounds Entrance $25

South Mountain Fairgrounds

1.5 hours from Montreal 30 mins from Ottawa

What to expect: From garlic and farmers market producers, to artisans and live musical entertainment. A corn roast, a beer and wine garden, local foodies, workshops, and everything a country fair has to offer.

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

Vendors and Exhibitors

We are excited to invite vendors located in Eastern Ontario (pls see our map here) 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.

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Activities & Entertainment (Music Schedule confirmed Activities Schedule coming soon)

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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.”

Thanks to our Generous Community Sponsors, Community Partners and Volunteers. Helping Things Grow Together.

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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
“Homestead Organics is pleased to support the Garlic Festival as an important effort to bring local producers and consumers together. We join them in celebrating a culture of delicious and creative local food, and goods that are good for the economy, the environment, and the community.”
Tom Manley, Homestead Organics
“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