Why did Gilroy stop the Garlic Festival? The Gilroy Garlic festival board canceled the popular event amid financial losses and prohibitive insurance requirements by the city of Gilroy.
What is there to do at the Gilroy Garlic Festival? Over 100,000 visitors sample great garlicky food, watch live cooking competitions, learn at recipe demos and dance to live entertainment. Since 1979, the festival has raised more than $11 million for local nonprofit organizations and schools.
Where is the Garlic Festival held? Gilroy California that is located in Santa Clara County celebrates Garlic Festival that is known as one of the greatest food festivals. This is summer culinary festival that is aimed for the whole family.
Why does it smell like garlic in Gilroy? The smell of crushed garlic—in Gilroy and elsewhere—is due to a chemical compound called allicin, which is produced when garlic cloves are chopped or crushed. Allicin protects the garlic against soil and parasites and also has added benefits, including providing antioxidants.