AUGUST 30 & 31, 2014
10am to 6pm
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Celebrating 20 years of Pocono Garlic. The Pocono Garlic Festival will once again fill the Poconos with the aroma of garlicky goodness over Labor Day weekend. Over 50 food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. A showcase of local musical talent on 2 stages; including the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society stage, educational demonstrations, 3rd Annual Garlic Eating Contest and plenty of children’s activities make this a great family event!


If you like a stinking good time, this festival is for YOU!


The Pocono Garlic Festival is celebrating 20 years of Pocono grown garlic. This year's festival will feature over 60 unique vendors including garlic growers, skilled artisans and one of a kind garlic dishes.


Garlic, Garlic & More Garlic!

Dozens of vendors providing a range of foods from simple to sophisticated for the foodie with discerning taste buds! The festival is a platform to showcase the regions most pungent garlic, finest eateries & talented artists.


Awesome Specialty
Garlic potato soup, garlic herb dips and rubs.

Aunt Jan's Salsa
Garlic Loaded Salsa as well as 12 varieties of salsas that all have been touched with a hint of garlic.

Classy Crocks and Dips
Homemade crocks and dips to stock up your pantry as well as crocks to hold them.

Ducky’s Sno Shaved Ice
More than thirty flavors of shaved ice. Plus, Garlic Shaved Ice!


Garlic coconut shrimp in addition to vegetarian asian style udon noodle garlic dishes sold by the pound!

Papa’s Kettle Korn
Sweet and salty kettle popped korn — with and without garlic.

The Pickle Guys
Everything imaginable pickled; mushrooms, garlic, hot peppers, giardiniera and of course pickles.

Maison Crepes - A Crowd Pleasing Comeback!
A wide assortment of freshly made to order stuffed crepes, with lots of garlic!

Giovanni’s On The Go
Forget about it... garlic infused Italian specialties. Roasted peppers with garlic and fresh mozzarella, garlic brushetta & garlic meatballs.

Jar Goods
is a line of fine small batch specialty red pasta sauce intended to make meal preparation easier for the busy but discerning home cook.

Green Kamikozees - Returning Favorite!
The best homemade all natural pickled hot green garlic tomatoes, pickled bologna and pickled garlic.

Luigi's Infused Oils
Infused italian olive oils produced and bottle in Hudson Valley; Garlic, hot pepper, sun dried tomato & more!

No Bones About It Pet Bakery
Take home hand bake specialty canine treats for the one you love! 

OLIZ Catering
Pork hocks with garlic potato, garlic cheese pirogues, chicken, garlic kielbasa, garlic potato pancakes, grill garlic kielbasa.

Pappadella Pasta
Lotsa Pasta that is hand made assorted dry pasta for purchase.

TC's Speciality Foods 
A huge selection of cooking sauces, marinades and hot sauces.

Roasted Sweet Corn
The sweetest summer corn roasted on-site smothered with garlic butter.

Tims Smoked Products
Garlic and pineapple stuffed roasted pig with our own home made rub. Pulled and served on site. Along with our own garlic pork BBQ simmered in or signature BBQ sauce with home made cole slaw served on a fresh hard roll.

Torchbearer Sauces
A a full line of unique one of kind specialty sauces including Oh MY GARLIC SAUCE!

Tortured Orchard
All Natural Seasoning five sauces designed to be eaten directly from the jar or cooked with Gluten free, diabetic friendly and vegetarian/vegan but of course can be eaten with any meat, poultry or fish of choice. Sweet Apple Blush, Lemon Ginger Twist, Garlic Balsamic Drizzle, Spiced Pineapple Zinger and Golden Sauce.

Texas Smoke House Barbeque
Great garlic barbecue meats including slow cooked beef brisket and half rack rib platters.

Speckled Lemonade
Freshly squeezed speckled lemonades and little bit more!      

Shakabuka Catering
Beans, Greens and Garlic, Garlic Chicken Spiedies,   Bauget, Roasted Garlic, Brie Grapes and Glazed Walnuts.        

Sherri’s Fun Foods - A Crowd Pleasing Comeback!
The freshest handmade garlic infused crab cakes sandwiches.

Stella Jeans

Garlic cheese curds, chicken fingers w/garlic dip, sweet potato fries, tornado potato with garlic seasoning, deep fried garlic Oreos!

Sycamore Grille
Roasted Garlic Crab cake, Garlic Drenched Fries, Roasted Garlic Risotto Croquettes, Roasted Garlic Chicken & Sausage Stew, Parmesan & Garlic Wings, fried garlic with roasted garlic dip on crackers and ROASTED GARLIC COTTON CANDY.

Shawnee Mountain
Foot long hot dogs with garlic chili sauce & fresh hot pretzels with garlic mustard.

Whisker Biscuits
locally made dog or cat safe and healthy treatsfrom Antler Chews to Dog Biscuits to Peanut Butter Poo to Chicken Jerky.

Big E
Garlic infused funnel cakes, smoothies and curly fries.

HFH Concessions
Garlic chicken quesadillas, sweet potato chips with garlic sauce, southern style garlic corn in a cup

Bull & Bear - A Crowd Pleasing Comeback!
Garlic inspired Mediterranean selections that include garlic laced spanakopita, gyros, grape leaves including garlic laced lamb & beef gyros, garlic ice cream.


Farm Animal Petting Zoo

The Pie Man

Aardvark Entertainment Juggling Shows & Face Painting

Magic Shows with Wizard Magician Stephen Christopher

Water Balloon Toss


Cooking Demos with Chef Dan Rothman - A thirty year veteran of the restaurant industry, Chef Dan Rothman will give two cooking demos. The first demo will be Garlic 101 and the second is show off some tricks of the trade while cooking up mouth watering garlic recipes.

Roman Osadca will give a talk on the health benefits of garlic.


Bob Dunkel will give two informative lectures on “Growing Your Own Garlic” and “Garlic History, General Health and Cooking Issues”


Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be here to show off local wildlife in this one of a kind education experience.


The Pocono Garlic Festival is a one-stop destination to stroll the extensive collectionof fine hand made jewelry, woodworking, hand created clothing, stained glass, basketry and pottery. These are just a few of the distinctive crafts on display for your shopping pleasure. In-addition to the artist a spectrum of unique specialty items including bath products, soaps, jams, jellies and one of a kind items. All laced with lil garlic!


MudWorks Pottery - LIVE DEMOS!
Created by JoAnn Stratakos at her studio in beautiful Northeastern Pennsylvania. MudWorks Pottery can be found throughout the country in-manydiverse galleries and gift shops.

Word Of Mouth
Louis DeVery is a jewelry artist who designs handcrafted, non-pierced earwraps and cuffs since 1982. She has won multiple awards for her jewelry, originality, booth & costume designs.

Turning Arts - LIVE DEMOS!
Brad Sears  is a professional wood turner, wood turning demonstrator and instructor working in Northeastern Pennsylvania's storied Pocono Mountains.  A firm believer in the philosophy that "form follows function," Brad specializes in fine art - yet eminently practical - wood-turned Pepper Mills, Coffee Grinders, Candlesticks, Cremation Urns, Vases...and the occasional Salad or Decorator Bowl.

Joanne’s T Shirts
Get your official Pocono Garlic Festival t-shirt and other garlic theme wearable items.

Nature Crafts / Festival ReGlass
Handcrafted toys, ocarina flutes, rain-sticks and stained glass jewelry.

Superior American Design

Rose-Ellen LaRosa, noted-artist and geologist, is transforming US and world antiquities into a one-of-a-kind jewelry collection that celebrates the history or this world. Discovered locally in the Poconos, the first types of land plants and ancestors of garlic from 300 Million BC are available as pendants. Also on hand are the two thousand year old coins of every ancient society that discovered the many uses of garlic including ancient Ireland, Germany, Rome, Greece, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Persia, Armenia, France, England, Wales, Scotland, etc. These documented originals form a family heirloom jewelry collection, Made In America.

Master metalworker & handcrafted jewelery designer

Potente Magnetic Jewelry
Well thought out holistic jewelry that is hand crafted and aesthetically pleasing with heath benefits with their magnetic properties.

Awesome Temp-Toos
Colorful, fun and flirty airbrushed tattoos for all-ages. They’re here today and gone tomorrow!

Sassy Glass Productions -
Ron and Trish Maietta create an array of hand blown glass products.

Barley Rose Bodycare
Hand crafted soap, lotions and personal care items.

Wander Wheel Studio
Jone Bush is a professional craftswoman who creates handmade pottery.

Coming soon!

Our farmers take pride in providing our patrons with the freshest locally grown garlic and produce. Eat local, eat fresh!



Rolling Hills Farms - Saylorsburg, PA
The original-garlic vinegar. A blend of fresh garlic, wholesome apple cider vinegar, and a hint of dark brown sugar. Aged in barrels, their garlic vinegar will make you happy!


Mountaindale Farm - Minisink Hills PA
Several generations of locally grown organic garlic farmed-in the Poconos Organic garlic, hand made garlic-braids, seed for organic garlic, homemade garlic cookies and fresh in-season produce serving the community for over a hundred years!


Knob View Farm - Cherry Valley, PA
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Organic garlic grown in the Poconos, gourmet garlic sea salts, assorted herbs, fresh in-season produce and farm t-shirt. 


Josie Porter Farm - Cherry Valley, PA
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A local community farm and buying club: Biodynamically (beyond organic) grown garlic for the kitchen or for planting, garlic starter kits,seasonal produce, garlic greeting cards and garlic cheddar cheese. 


Mapleland Farms - Salem, NY
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Five generations of creating their own maple syrup, cream, sugar-and candy. Specializing in gifts for all occasions. 


Hooke & Crooke® - West Burlington, NY
A garlic tool is so versatile it almost makes weeding fun.Now you can stand up while doing the precision weeding around plants and in those tight spots where you previously had to get on your hands and knees.


Burdick Creek Gardens - Kingsley, PA
Gourmet Garlic products only. Porcelain Garlic Dust, Hot Bobcat sauce, Chipotle Bobcat Sauce and Bread Dippers Grilling Sauce Marinade. 


Vista Farms - Somerset, PA
An hundred year family run farm with lotsof garlic bulbs, braids, garlic powder, llama yarn and knitted items hand made turned wooden bottle stoppers.

Garlic Eating Contest


Garlic Eating Contest Release

The first ten (10) entrants each day will be guarantee a spot in the contest. So sign up early at the Information Booth to ensure your place in the most pungent and prestigious contest in the Poconos. Sign-up is no later than 1:30 pm each day.

Must be 18 years of age or older, provide a valid form of identification and sign a release form to be eligible to participate. Complete rules of the contest will be provided to those that are accepted for the contest.

Contest will be held each day promptly at 2:30 p.m. under the Main Tent.

1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded each day to those that eat the most garlic within 1 minute.

Prizes include: Garlic Eating Trophy, Complimentary Ski Passes to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Garlic Goodies and a Festival T-Shirt. Saturday’s winner will be provided 2 passes to Sunday’s Pocono Garlic Festival should they decide to defend their Garlic Eating Title during Sunday’s contest.

The Garlic Eating Contest winner upon completion of the contest will be invited to lead the “Garlic Processional Parade” as the “King” or “Queen” of the festival to oversee and rule the Pocono Garlic Kingdom!

Questions? Email

Tickets & Parking

Advance Discout Tickets  Group Rates

Advance 1-Day Tickets

Adult - $7.50
Child (age 5-12) - $6
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Advance 2-Day Tickets

Adult - $13
Child (age 5-12) - $13
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Gate 1-Day Tickets

Adult - $10
Child (age 5-12) - $7.50
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Gate 2-Day Tickets

Adult - $15
Child (age 5-12) - $15
Child (Age 4 & Under) - Free

Festival Parking

Parking is free.

Cash and all major credit cards accepted at the gate.
Discount Tickets are available until 4:00pm on Friday, August 29, 2014.
Additional tickets are available at the gate.

ATM available on site.