SEPTEMBER 5 & 6, 2015

Labor Day Weekend
10am to 6pm


Tickets Available at the Gate Schedule of Events Directions


Celebrating 21 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 60 food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee Mountain Ski Areaand paintings. A showcase of local musical talent on 2 stages; including the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society stage, educational demonstrations, 4th Annual Garlic Eating Contest and plenty of children’s activities make this a great family event!

Click on the sections below to explore the Pocono Garlic Festival music line-up, entertainment, vendors, children's area and more.

Great Garlicky Food & Vendors



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.


Maison Crêpe -
A wide assortment of freshly made to order stuffed crepes, with lots of garlic!


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


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

The Pickel Guys at the Pocono garlic FestivalTim'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.


Speckled Lemonade -
Freshly squeezed speckled lemonades and little bit more!    

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!

Tortured Orchard at the Pocono garlic Festival 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.

Kitchen Chemisty -
Homemade cupcakes and soap making demos. Make soap infused with garlic.

Bull & Bear Greek Food -
Garlic inspired Mediterranean selections that include garlic laced spanakopita, gyros, grape leaves including garlic laced lamb & beef gyros.

The Sugared Bistro -
Our European-American Fused Baguettes are foot-long and are jammed packed with an extensive array of super-fresh and natural ingredients and our menu is quite unique as it caters to garlic lovers, vegetarians, children, meat lovers and of course the Nutella fanatics as we even offer a sweet option!

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.

Quench Cafe -
Garlic Sesame Noodle (gluten free/vegan), Asian Slaw gluten (gluten free/vegan), Garlic chickpea kale salad (vegetarian, gluten free), Thai Iced Tea (dairy free).

Kath's Catering -
Garlic mashed potatoes, bacon mac & cheese and sausage and peppers.


Sumac Catering & Events -
Garlic chicken wraps and garlic hummus.

Blue Monkey -
Falafel, cheesesteak, spring rolls and steak sandwiches.



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

Aunt Jan's Salsa at the Pocono garlic Festival 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 & Dips -
Homemade crocks and dips to stock up your pantry as well as crocks to hold them.

The Pickel Guys at the Pocono garlic Festival 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.

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

No Bones Pet Bakery -
Take home handmade baked specialty canine treats for the one you love! 

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.


Palatine Cheese -
Mohawk Valley's one only cheddar cheese and flavored cheddar cheese plant offering eight different garlic flavor cheese curds and spreads.


Tortured Orchard at the Pocono garlic Festival

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.


MacDonald Farms -
Organically grown naturally fermented probiotic Sauerkraut, Kim chi, pickles.


Simply Ghee -
It’s the healthier form of butter...featuring a black garlic ghee, simply amazing!


Torchbearer Sauces -
A full line of unique one of kind specialty sauces including "Oh My, GARLIC Sauce".


Tortured Orchard -
Seasoning Sauces "a spirited rebellion of flavors" offers a line of all natural, diabetic friendly, gluten free, vegan/vegetarian condiments featuring at the festival their Garlic Balsamic Drizzle!


Whisker Biscuts -
From East Stroudsburg, PA this locally made dog or cat healthy treats. Featured products include Peanut Butter Poo, Chicken Jerky, Pot Pie Doggie Donuts and many garlic lace products for your pet!


ARTISTS & CRAFTERS - Click to Explore

The Pocono Garlic Festival is a one-stop destination to stroll the extensive collection of 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 a little garlic!


Word Of Mouth - Earwraps -
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.

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.

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

Artist at Heart - Featuring live demos
A wide variety of quality products, including fine jewelry, beautiful pottery and woodwork.

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


Barley Rose Bodycare -
A full line of hand crafted handmade speciality soaps, lotions and personal care products made with love and some with garlic!


Ebb & Flow -
Handcrafted jewlery.


Land J Crafts -


Live Music & Entertainment



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.


The Pfeiffer Twins Performing Saturday & Sunday
The Pfeiffer Twins are identical twin sisters, Carrie and Lindsay Pfeiffer. The Twins began singing at the age of four, songwriting at nine, and joined the folk/bluegrass band Still River Band in 2002 at the ages of eighteen. Carrie provided fiddle and soprano harmonies, while Lindsay sang alto harmonies, played hand percussion, and added two original songs to the band's second record.


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!”


Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys Performing Saturday & Sunday
Hard Drivin' Honky-Tonk style Traditional Bluegrass. Patuxent Records recording artist, Louie Setzer known as the “Duke of Bluegrass” , is a “True Bluegrass Legend” who has been performing for over 45 years. Known as “The Man with Titanium Tonsils”, Louie is a premier vocalist with a unique vocal styling, heavily influenced by first generation masters Jimmy Martin and Mac Wiseman. Louie breathes new life into tunes old & new in a way that sets him apart from the rest. With his band, The Appalachian Mt Boys, Louie combines Traditional Bluegrass, Country & Gospel music with a sound all their own. Blending 4 part harmony, driving Banjo, country fiddle, Monroe-style mandolin, walking Bass, added to Louie’s dynamic lead vocals & driving guitar playing, The Appalachian Mt. Boys sound can best be described as Hard- Drivin’ Honky-Tonk giving their audiences, a High Energy show that will be hard to forget.

Children's Area & Education Tent


Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area.

Children's Area -
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, garlid grower and speaker.

Roman Osadca, an expert on all things garlic, will give a talk on the health benefits of garlic. Roman grows over 100 varieties of garlic and produces delicious honey from his beehives.


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.


Darryl and Jackie Speicher of the Pocono Avian Research Center will be on hand to discuss the benefits of sharing our yards with wildlife on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. They 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.


Peters Valley School of Craft at the Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area


Peters Valley School of Craft exists in partnership with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Layton, NJ. They are one of the premier craft schools in the country and run a series of nationally recognized programs.

Featured artists -
Ceramic artist, blacksmith, wood turner and weaver


Garlic Eating & Cooking Contests


Pocono Garlic Festival 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 PoconoGarlic@gmail.com



Pocono Garlic Festival Garlic Eating Contest.


Saturday under the big tent see the PGF First Fireman's Grill Off Competition 

Three local fire companines will go head to head to see who can create a great grilled garlic dish, there will be some fiery hot competition under the big tent, but don't worry we have professional who can oversee the heated head to head battle.

Sunday will be the Second Annual Garlic "Chopped" Celebrity Chef Competition

Four hand picked local chefs will call on their culinary skills as they face off against one another to prepare a spectacular two-course meal consisting of an appetizer & entree with GARLIC as the theme. The catch? In each round, they have to use all the ingredients the Pocono Garlic Festival Farmers provides them, however unlikely they might be (Chocolate Covered Garlic, anyone?). At the end of each course, a panel of four guest judges "chops" one chef who fails to measure up in terms of taste, presentation and creativity. 

The last chef standing takes home bragging rights of being the Stinkiest Chef in the Pocono's.  PGF Chef Daniel J. Rothman hosts.

Meet the Garlic Farmers



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


Roman Osadca, garlid grower and speaker.

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.


Roman Osadca, garlid grower and speaker.

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.


Fairman Farms - Nazareth, PA
Fairman Farm is home to the Snoopy Barn Produce Stand. For the past 30 years we have organically (not certified) grown a variety of vegetables, garlic, melons, berries, garlic, pumpkins and sweet corn.



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.

Tickets & Parking

Tickets Available at the Gate Group Rates: 15+ with Reservation

Advance 1-Day
Advance 2-Day
Child (5-12)
Child (4 & Under)
Discount tickets available online until 4:00pm on Friday, September 4, 2015.
Additional tickets are available at the gate during the festival.
At the Gate 1-Day
At the Gate 2-Day
Child (5-12)
Child (4 & Under)
Festival Parking
All Parking is Free

Cash and all major credit cards accepted at the gate.
All coupons must be printed and presented at time of purchase.
ATM available on site.