Celebrating 23 years of the Hardneck Garlic harvest. The Pocono Garlic Festival will once again fill the Poconos with the aroma of garlicky goodness over Labor Day weekend.
Over 60 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 the main stage and strolling,
educational demonstrations, 6th Annual Garlic Eating Contest and plenty of children’s activities make this a great family event!
Join us for a weekend of family fun & entertainment in the Pocono Mountains!
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
Organic garlic grown in the Poconos, gourmet garlic sea salts, assorted herbs, fresh in-season produce and farm t-shirt.
Ebb & Flow Farm - Lakewood, PA
Their main focus is Garlic, we sell high quality seed garlic as well as table garlic, German Red and White. Their farm practices include Organic & Biodynamic farming. They intensively farm 3.5 acres of land growing all varieties of vegetables and specialize in garlic production.
Josie Porter Farm - Cherry Valley, PA
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 Farm - Salem, NY
We create our award-winning maple syrup, cream, sugar, and other quality maple products on our five-generation family farm in eastern New York State – a place where the climate, soil, and forest have come together to produce remarkable maple syrup.
Apple Ridge Farms - Salyorsburg, PA
Our moto is "sustainability through diversity" and our goal is to become the worlds most productive 7 acre chemical free farm by mimicking the diverse sustainable systems found in nature.
Hook & Crooke - West Burlington, NY
NY organic garlic grower, selling loose GARLIC and The Hooke ‘n Crooke® Garden Tool. The Hooke ‘n Crooke® was developed from the frustration of having to drag multiple tools around with you as you garden.
Tall Oak Farm - Sellingsgrove, PA
One of a kind garlic and more!
Carlton Farms - Montrose, PA
Carlton Farms is a diversified certified organic/Biodynamic operation located in the Endless Mountains region of northeast Pennsylvania. Carlton Farms will be selling locally-farmed garlic, apple cider and Fire Tonic.
Mountain View Farm - Kunkletown, PA
Small family farm located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains offering a huge assortment of garlic.
Keystone Farms - Bethlehem, PA
Keystone Farms Cheese is committed to providing their customers with only the finest quality artisanal cheeses available. You'll find their cheeses to be some of the most delicious cheeses that you have ever tasted, but you'll never find them in large, chain supermarkets.
Ducky’s Sno Shaved Ice -
Shaved ice with a wide array of flavors, including garlic!
Papa’s Kettle Korn -
Sweet and salty kettle popped corn - with and without garlic.
Roasted Sweet Corn -
The sweetest summer corn roasted on-site and smothered with fresh garlic butter.
Tim's 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 homemade cole slaw served on a fresh hard roll.
Texas Smoke House Barbeque -
Great garlic barbecue meats including slow cooked beef brisket and half rack rib platters.
Sherri’s Fun Foods -
The freshest handmade garlic infused crab cakes sandwiches.
Stella Jeanne's -
Garlic cheese curds, chicken fingers w/garlic dip, sweet potato fries, tornado potato with garlic seasoning, deep fried garlic Oreos!
Sycamore Grille -
Sycamore's famous roasted garlic crab cakes, garlic drenched fries, roasted garlic and cheese risotto croquettes, garlic and parmesan & garlic wings, sausage and chicken soup.
Shawnee Mountain -
Foot long hot dogs with garlic chili sauce & fresh hot pretzels with garlic mustard.
Big E's -
Garlic infused funnel cakes, smoothies and blooming onion.
Bull & Bear Greek Food -
Garlic inspired Mediterranean selections that include garlic laced spanakopita, gyros, grape leaves including garlic laced lamb & beef gyros.
BSA Troop 38 -
Local Troop 38 of Boy Scouts of America will be preparing on site fresh squeezed lemonade to quenching your thirst. Come out and support one of our great organization that mentors young men.
CROWD FAVORITE! B & B's Ice Cream -
B & B is offering desserts including baklava and much more. A festival favorite is there GARLIC Ice Cream; New this year is flavors like bacon and jalapeño to try.
Sumac Catering & Events -
GARLIC chicken wraps, GARLIC Falafel with GARLIC infused Tahini sauce, on site prepared french fries with Lebanese GARLIC sauce.
Goomba's Pizza -
Goomba's Pizzeria is the only New York Style Pizza in the Poconos! Try their garlic pizza and garlic knots!
The Pretzel Revolution -
Taking the science of the pretzel to a whole new level, Pretzel Revolution stuffed pretzels are a "twisted" take on your favorite sandwiches and snacks.
Grand Ma's Cusine -
Garlic pierogies, kielbasa and Polish inspired dishes.
Mountaindale Confections -
Come try their chocolate garlic!
SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS
CROWD FAVORITE! Simply Ghee -
It’s the healthier form of butter...featuring a black garlic ghee, simply amazing!
A small PA family business that makes freshly baked pretzels from local, family-operated artisan bakeries and blend them with our carefully crafted, homemade spice blends GARLIC Fest Pretzels, Jalapeno Mean Green GARLIC Pretzels, Pizza GARLIC Pretzels GARLIC coated cheese, GARLIC tomato Pretzel ball and more.
Aunt Jan's Salsa -
Garlic Loaded Salsa as well as 12 varieties of salsas that all have been touched with a hint of garlic.
Whisker Biscuits -
Hand crafted pet treats & beef or chicken jerky reflect this philosophy, “Good for us, Good for them.” GARLIC cheese Treats, GARLIC cheese Doughnuts, GARLIC knots, GARLIC Pretzel
Mike Dawg's Sauce -
Their unique sauces will tantalize your taste buds with fresh pepper rings, garlic and spices. Hot GARLIC Sauce, GARLIC Herb Sauce, Mesquite BBQ, Must try are, Blue Crab, Caribbean Jerk.
Mike will be sampling his sauces, "Spicy Crab Spread and Garlic Dill Dip".
CROWD FAVORITE! The Pickle Guys -
Everything imaginable pickled; mushrooms, garlic, hot peppers, giardiniera and of course pickles.
Green Kamikozees -
The best homemade all natural pickled hot green garlic tomatoes, pickled bologna and pickled garlic.
No Bones Pet Bakery -
Take home handmade baked specialty canine treats for the one you love!
TC's Speciality Foods-
A huge selection of cooking sauces, marinades and hot sauces.
Palatine Cheese -
Mohawk Valley's one only cheddar cheese and flavored cheddar cheese plant offering eight different garlic flavor cheese curds and spreads.
Swarmbustin' Honey -
Besides Pure and Raw honey, we also offer other Honey Bee related products, such as Fresh Bee Pollen, Mountain Crèmed honey, Flavored Honey, Propolis, Royal Jelly, 100% Beeswax & Beeswax Candles, Honey Vinegar, and a variety of Swarmbustin’ Honey novelties.
Torchbearer Sauces -
A full line of unique one of kind specialty sauces including "Oh My, GARLIC Sauce".
Pappardelle's Pasta -
Their mission is the relentless pursuit of perfect pasta!
Relish This -
RelishThis is a small business located outside of Gettysburg, PA this locally produce zucchini relish that has several varieties; including regular, garlic, hot and hot hot!
NEW! The Dip Lady -
The Dip Lady offers 21 different flavor dip mixes, including garlic of course!
NEW! Filfil Foods -
They believe their products go hand in hand with our modern busy lives where the consumer doesn’t have to compromise flavor and health in a meal. Filfil™ adds the Yumm to almost any dish. With garlic as its main ingredient and a handful of natural spices and oils, Filfil™ is also healthy and nutritious.
NEW! Get Juiced -
They offer fresh, healthy food options that are not only good for you but also taste good too. They'll be offering garlic salt and garlic roasted almonds.
NEW! Casa de Jorge Salsas -
They strive to make the best salsa on the planet! Try their garlic salsas.
ARTISTS & CRAFTERS
Word Of Mouth - Earwraps -
Louis DeVery is a jewelry artist who has been designing handcrafted, non-pierced earwraps and cuffs since 1982. She has won multiple awards for her jewelry, originality, booth & costume designs.
Pocono Soap Company -
Local soap maker Lisa Diemer of Stroudsburg, PA creates an array of personal products including GARLIC lip Balm, GARLIC foots Soak and hand made soaps that will clean up any garlic stink!
Mud, Sweat & Tears -
Local pottery with decorated earthenware, throw plates, dishes and bowls and hand-build jugs, clocks and vases all colorful, decorative, commemorative and functional ware.
Nature Crafts & Festival ReGlass -
Handcrafted wooden toys, 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 jewelry designed with an array of brass and copper necklaces, earrings, broaches and beautiful wall pieces.
Artist at Heart -
A wide variety of quality handmade products, including fine jewelry, beautiful pottery and woodwork.
Land J Crafts -
Local quilter that specializes in custom made sewn gifts and one of a kind handemade quilts.
Pocono Photo Club Garlic Exibit -
The Pocono Photo Club consists of area professionals, advanced amateurs and those just beginning their journey into photography. Their members photograph a wide range of subjects including nature, landscape, macro, portraiture, sports and much more.
NON-STOP LIVE MUSIC
Porter & Sayles - Performing Saturday
Porter & Sayles, the collaboration of singer/songwriters Christian Porter and Regina Sayles, allure their audience with a crossover between Country, Folk-Rock and a side of southern crooning. Porter blends the raw folk tones of Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, the pop styling of Jason Mraz and the soulful, warmth of Phillip Phillips. Sayles has a strong, lovely voice that at once calls to mind freejazz Joni Mitchell as well as smooth and smoky Karen Carpenter and rocking Sheryl Crow.
Parrot Beach - Performing Sunday
The most exciting show to, hit the circuit in years. PARROTBEACH will have you singing, laughing, and dancing in the streets. Whether you're a Parrothead or just a beach lover, bring the children bring the wife you'll be in for the time of your life. They will bring the season with them. Doing the best of Jimmy Buffett along with your all time favorite island tunes, Parrotbeach will take you back to that unforgettable island vacation.
The Lost Ramblers - Performing Saturday & Sunday
The Lost Ramblers specialize in authentic Appalachian acoustic sounds, and their performances run the gamut from bluegrass and gospel, to swing, Irish, and favorite old-timey music. The Lost Ramblers have been performing regionally and nationally for over twenty years.
Juggernaut String Band - Performing Saturday & Sunday
Uncle Pete Tawny and Juggernaut run on a high octane blend of classic rock, bluegrass and Mardi Gras party tunes seasoned with Pete's originals which they call ROCKFOLK.
La Cuchina - Performing Saturday & Sunday
La Cuchina “makes people want to dance to jazz again” and “if you can’t dance to La Cuchina, you should see a doctor.” With its infectious dance, smooth jazz and latin grooves that support great jazz playing on top, La Cuchina will make you get up out of your chair and yell, “La Cuchina!”
EDUCATION TENT & ENTERTAINMENT
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.
Darryl Speicher (Saturday Only)
of the Pocono Avian Research Center will be on hand to discuss the benefits of sharing our yards with wildlife. He will have examples of the types of native plants we can grow that help recreate native habitats, while providing therapeutic benefits to the human inhabitants of the property as well.
Lynn Dautrich (Sunday Only)
, a lifelong organic gardener and former organic farm owner in Quebec, has worked in nurseries and garden centers throughout the US and Canada in various positions. As a Penn State Master Gardener, Lynn has presented numerous hands-on workshops on soil preparation, French Intensive gardening, raised beds, as well as other organic gardening topics. Lynn is also a volunteer at the Rodale Farm located in Kutztown, PA. Lynn will present Organic Gardening 101, an overview of an ever-growing and popular gardening method.
Monroe County Beekeepers Association
is located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania and is an organization whose members share common interests, concerns and camaraderie in beekeeping.
GARLIC EATING CONTEST
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 2:15 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 PoconoGarlic@gmail.com
- Farm Animal Petting Zoo
- The Pie Man
- Aardvark Entertainment Juggling Shows & Face Painting
- Magic Shows with Wizard Magician Stephen Christopher
- Water Balloon Toss