Contact: Marie Shutts




Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival
Celebrates 20 Years


Bennington, Vermont July 24, 2015 -- There is no better place to be in September than Vermont, and there’s no better weekend than September 5th and 6th.That’s when the Bennington Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival at Camelot Village in Bennington, Vermont.This year they celebrate the 20th anniversary with more vendors, more activities, more performances, and more garlic than ever.

The Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival has been named one of Vermont’s “Top Ten Events of the Year”, selected as a “Top Event” by Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England, and recently considered as one of the Top 10 Garlic Festivals in the world!

It’s the garlic lover’s dream come true, with almost two hundred vendors featuring everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety. Every variety will be available for sampling or purchase.

Event Chair, Lindy Lynch, commented “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 20th anniversary of the Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival this year.It’s grown into such an exciting event with a weekend full of activities for every member of the family.We created the two-day pass when we realized most people were spending the entire weekend at the festival”.She also reminds everyone “please leave your pets at home, animals are not allowed onto festival grounds and the parking area gets very hot”.

For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a late summer weekend, the event promises something for everyone.Demonstrations begin Saturday morning and continue throughout the weekend on subjects including planting, growing, braiding, and cooking different garlic varieties. 

Not a garlic lover? No problem, you’ll find dozens of restaurant tents and food trucks, lots of activities for the kids, and best of all, live entertainment all weekend long featuring some of the area’s top bands and performers.You’ll want to spend the entire weekend listening to great music, enjoying specialty drinks like the “Garlic Margarita” in the hospitality tent and sampling all the food selections while relaxing on the shaded great lawn of Camelot Village, so bring your lawn chairs and friends.Also while at the festival, make sure to save time to wander through Camelot Village, New England’s largest antique center, featuring over two hundred antique dealers on three levels.

There’s too much to enjoy in just one day, so get your two-day pass at the gate and spend the entire weekend. There’s plenty of free on-site parking, and wagon shuttle service to the gate. The cost for a one day pass is only $6 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.A two-day pass is $10. Festival hours are 10am-5pm. Camelot Village is located on Route 9 in Bennington, Vermont.

For additional information, contact The Bennington Area Chamber Of Commerce @ 802-447-3311