Types of Vendors who attend:
- Garlic Growers
- Herb Growers
- Vegetable & Flower Growers
- Food Vendors
- Food Products
- Personal Care Products
The festival runs for 2 days Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The festival opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM each day.
You must be setup and off the field by 9:30 AM and can not bring your car back onto the field until the festival is closed. The field opens for setup at 6:30 AM.
We will allow early setup on Friday afternoon after 2:00 PM. until 7:00 PM
You must bring your own tables and chairs.
The site size you are paying for is 10 by 10 we try to make it so your car is near your site, as this is a new venue please bear with us as we try to make this work as well as we can.
Dispose of your own trash there will be a dumpster available there.
Make sure you fill out the line describing what you are selling.
If you have a mailing list and would like some save the date cards to send out please check the appropriate box and let us know how many you need.
Vendors at the Garlic Festival are ready to have you sample all their fabulous treats.
We had a banner turnout last year with the two day festival bringing just shy of 12,000 people. None of this would be possible without our loyal vendors! We look forward to seeing you Labor Day weekend.
Please Download and fill out our application*, and send it with payment to: BACC 100 Veterans Memorial Drive Bennington, VT 05201
*Please NOTE: Food vendor application is only for vendors making food items on site meant to be consumed on site. Including beverages, cotton candy, hot dogs etc.
All others should use the non-food vendors application for all other types of vendors. Including food that is pre-packaged and intended to be taken away, like pesto, jams, pickles, etc.
If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it free. If you are get an error printing from your browser please download to your desktop and fill out and print. (right click and use the "save link as" option)
Bennington Hampton Inn - 802-440-9862
Contact Hampton Inn for preferred lodging rates for the Garlic Festival. 51 Hannaford Square, Bennington, Vermont, 05201
South Shire Inn - 802 447-3839
Regular Rates not Holiday Rates meaning $125-$180 single or double occupancy includes full breakfast thanks to Innkeepers George and Joyce.
Eddington House Inn -
802-442-1511 or 800-941-1857
Patti and Steve want to offer a two or three night stay for $10/room night discount to Vendors and Growers. These are 2 elegant suites and 1 room, each with private bath and includes multicourse breakfast and wireless internet access. Rates begin at $109.
Arcady - 802 362-1176
Deep Discounts at Queen room- $95, King Room - $99, Two Double Beds - $99, Queen and Double - $105 all per night based on either single or double occupancy. Additional person then at $20/night. Includes hot buffet breakfast. Outdoor Hot Tub for Guests and Bert Hugle makes the best Pizza in the area. He looks forward to sharing garlic recipes as a master chef and Innkeeper.
Knotty Pine Motel - 802 442-5487
Betsey tells me they don't raise their rates until after mid-September and their pool will be open. At $73 plus tax for double occupancy this includes refrigerators, microwaves, wireless internet. Additional persons per room are $8 each.
Hillbrook Motel - 802 447-7201 or 877-HILLBRK
A queen or two doubles for $70 and
Efficiencies for $80 and the largest pool complete this package from Todd and Mary Jane.
Greenwood Lodge & Campsites – 802-442-2547, a very friendly place to stay with many amenities.
Camping @ Woodford State Park - 802-447-7169
For further information on where to stay, or if your inn or lodge offers special event rates please contact the Bennington Chamber of Commerce - Bennington.com or Vermont State Chamber of Commerce - VTchamber.com