2nd Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival

Produced by Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects, a member of the All Things Food Community Network.  This event has been made possible by generous sponsorship from Homestead Organics, the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the Eastern Ontario Agri-food Network, the City of Cornwall, and many other community business and partners.  


Garlic Festival Events & Activities and Map
Vendor and Exhibitor Registration Now Open!
Volunteer with the Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival

Raffle tickets are for sale! Purchase yours for a chance to win one of the great prizes generously donated by our sponsors.


The Festival

When:  Festival runs Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 10am -6pm. 

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

Cornwall is 1.5 hour from Montreal and Ottawa and 5 hours from Toronto.

Expect a showcase of everything local!

Delicious garlic-filled recipes, farmers’ market, beer and wine garden, a corn roast, face painting, children’s activities, artists’ corner, and live musical entertainment.

Local Beer and Wine Garden

Pre-Festival Reception: Saturday August 27th, 5pm – 11pm

Festival: Sunday August 28, 11am-8pm

Volunteers Wanted!  Visit our volunteer page for more details.

Vendors and Exhibitors

Vendor and Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

Register today to secure your spot!  We have over 100 vendors and exhibitors from across Eastern Ontario already registered for this year’s festival.  If you are a local producer, food vendor, artisan, or non-for-profit organization serving our community, this is an event not to be missed.  

Full 2016 vendor and exhibitor list coming soon.

Registration will only remain open until August 22, 2016

Activities and Entertainment

So much more to come!  Please check back this week for updates.

ATTENTION: If you are a vendor, artisan, musician, physical activity instructor, or non-for-profit organization who would like to contribute to our events and activities, please contact us for more information.  We would love to work with you!

Ride, Stroll, or Walk

Living within Cornwall?  Why not ride your bike, take the stroller, or walk to the Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival?  

We have partnered with the Transition Cornwall + Active Transportation Group to offer you a bike and stroller valet service on Sunday, August 28th from 10-6pm.  Not sure how it works?  This short video helps to explain.

Volunteer With Us!

Volunteer with the Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival

We are looking for volunteers to help make the Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival a success!   This jam-packed event will require volunteers of all types (including highschool students) on August 27th and August 28th, in Lamoureux Park, Cornwall.

If you are interested, please click the green button to visit our volunteer page for more details and to complete our online registration form.  Contact Kat at Kathleen.rendek@gmail.com with questions.

Sign up to volunteer before August 22nd to receive an official Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival hat for free!

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
“Not only does this festival help to showcase our region’s diverse agricultural sector and promote economic development, it also displayed the immense capacity and creativity of our community. ”