1st Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival

Produced by Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects


Come to the Festival!

The Festival

Sunday August 30, 2015.

Open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Lamoureux Park, 100 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 6G4.

Cornwall is 1 hour from Montreal and Ottawa and 5 hours from Toronto.

What to expect: Garlic cooking and gardening demonstrations, farmers market, Iron Man Field Games for teams and families, a pie baking contest, a corn roast, face painting, artists’ corner, and live musical entertainment.

Proceeds: All proceeds from this festival will go towards Green Thumbs Project, a new initiative launching in the spring of 2016 for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Vendors and Exhibitors

We are excited to announce our list of registered vendors and exhibitors for the Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival.  

Click here for more details and remember to check back for updates.

If you would like to join us as a vendor or exhibitor, click below to access our online registration forms.

Register by August 24th to Become a Vendor or Exhibitor

Activities and Entertainment


The Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival is now accepting registrations for the Pie Baking Contest and the Iron Man Field Games.  

Please click the associated ribbons for more information and to register online.

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE:  Peter McClusky, author of Ontario Garlic, will make an exciting guest appearance to talk about the history of garlic in Ontario.

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.”

Booking signing to follow presentation.

Special Thank You to our Generous Community Partners


“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