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Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival

Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival

man selling garlic bunches

Overview

Celebrating 25 years of the Hardneck Garlic Harvest!

The Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival will once again fill the Poconos with a garlic aroma over Labor Day weekend. Food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. There will also be live music featured on the main stage and strolling the festival grounds, educational demonstrations, the 6th Annual Garlic Eating Contest and plenty of children’s activities!

Join us for a weekend of family fun & entertainment in the Pocono Mountains!

Our Farmers

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

Rolling Hills Farm - 

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 - 

Several generations of locally grown organic garlic farmed in the Poconos. They will offer organic garlic, hand made garlic-braids, seed for organic garlic, homemade garlic cookies and fresh in-season produce.

Knob View Farm - 

Organic garlic grown in the Poconos, gourmet garlic sea salts, assorted herbs, fresh in-season produce and farm t-shirts.

Mapleland Farms - 

They create their award-winning maple syrup, cream, sugar, and other quality maple products on their 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.

Holdredge Enterprise - 

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.

Carlton Farms - 

Carlton Farms is a diversified farm located in the Endless Mountains of Northeastern PA. They are certified Biodynamic and organic! They grow small grains for human consumption, pastured lamb, pastured layer and broiler chickens, fire cider, flowers, vegetables and fruit. They also create exquisite salts from the herbs, flowers and other crops they grow on their farm. They will be selling GARLIC, Fire GARLIC tonic and GARLIC pesto.

Beets Workin' Farm - 

Small farm focused on raising outstanding fruits, veggies and pasture raised eggs using sustainable methods offered at their on-site farm stand.

Apple Ridge Farm -

A certified naturally grown produce farm that raises pastured chicks, a poultry farm that raises pigs, a pig farm that makes artisan breads and a bakery that grows hydroponic lettuces, a sustainable family farm.

Under the Moonlight Alpaca Garlic Ranch -

Family owned farm of rescued alpacas. Creating wearable art from their fiber. Hypoallergenic, washable, natural wicking and odor resistant products.

Food & Vendors

Food Vendors

Big E's -

Garlic infused funnel cakes, blooming onion with garlic dipping sauce, and more!

BSA Troop 38 - 

Local Troop 38 of Boy Scouts of America will be preparing on-site, fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Bull & Bear Greek Food - 

Garlic inspired Mediterranean selections that include garlic laced spanakopita, gyros, grape leaves including garlic laced lamb & beef gyros.

Cow and the Curd -

Fresh battered fried cheese curds

Ducky’s Sno Shaved Ice -

Shaved ice with a wide array of flavors, including garlic!

Goomba's Pizza -

New York style pizza.

Mason Crepes -

Made-to-order crepes filled with things like ham, cheese, and garlic.

Master Asador -

Grill master who has perfected the art of Argentine asado.

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.

Shawnee Mountain - 

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

Sherri’s Crab Cakes -

The freshest handmade garlic infused crab cake sandwiches.

Sumac Catering -

Garlic chicken wraps, falafel with garlic infused tahini sauce, and more, such as french fries with Lebanese garlic sauce.

Sycamore Grille -

Sycamore's famous roasted garlic crab cakes, garlic drenched fries, roasted garlic and cheese risotto croquettes, parmesan & garlic wings, sausage and chicken soup.

Taste of Poland - 

Pierogies, Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, and Stuffed Cabbage Polish Kielbasa Sandwich, Sausage Skewer - Tasty Grilled Kielbasa.

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.

Specialty Food Vendors

B's Cheese - 

A Pride Of New York Company and the Home of forty flavored cheddar cheese curds and cheese spreads.

Blazing Bella Balsamic -

Balsamic and Olive Oils, a gift so good, you’ll want to treat yourself!

CJ's Mystic Mustard -

Gourmet mustards including Lemon, Raspberry, Garlic, and Wasabi in addition to seasonal flavors.

Green Kamikozees - 

The best homemade all natural pickled hot green garlic tomatoes, pickled bologna and pickled garlic.

Havens Farmstead -

Cheese, Charcuterie, sourdough and accoutrements. Real food, hand crafted, pastured, raised and locally made out of New Tripoli, PA.

ImmuneSchien Ginger Elixir - 

Our ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs are handcrafted in our own facility with passion and appreciation for 100% pure, whole food ingredients to promote and support you in your lifestyle.

Jerky Rob -

Their unique jerky will tantalize your taste buds; Winner of the 2019 5th Annual Hot Sauce Competition, Jerky Division

Keystone Farm - 

Keystone Farms Cheese is a family farm in Wisconsin that is committed to providing their customers with only the finest quality artisan cheeses available. All their Cheese products are made from 100% Wisconsin cow's milk and they contain no preservatives.

MacDonald Farms - 

Naturally fermented products including; sauerkraut, garlic kraut, pickles, mustard and more!

Pappardelle's Pasta - 

Exquisite, fresh pasta in an array of flavors one pound packages of ten assorted flavors, including GARLIC and gluten free.

The Peanut Principle -

Peanut Principle brand peanut butter is made by Capitol City Specialties Company in Albany New York. They consider themselves Gourmet Peanut Butter Artisans.

The Pickle Guys - 

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

Simply Ghee - 

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

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.

Sweet 717 -

Dozens of different fudge flavors as well as other sweets and chocolates for everyone to enjoy!

TC's Specialty Foods -

A huge selection garlic laced cooking sauces, marinades and hot sauces.

Torchbearer Sauces - 

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

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 Pretzels.

Artists & Crafters

Artist at Heart - 

A wide variety of quality handmade products, including fine jewelry, beautiful pottery and woodwork.

Bizzy Body -

Creative one of a made for heath personal products including lip balms, soaps, fragrances, cleansers and more!

Enshrine Design - 

Henna body art. Also selling originally designed wood items, pottery and clothing.

ICIS - 

Master metalworker & handcrafted jewelry designed with an array of brass and copper necklaces, earrings, broaches and beautiful wall pieces.

L & J Crafts - 

Local quilter that specializes in custom made sewn gifts and one of a kind handmade quilts.

Nature Crafts - 

Kenneth Geringer of Rock Hill, NY creates handcrafted wooden toys, ocarina flutes, rain sticks and stained glass jewelry.

Pearl Stone Jewelry -

Handmade jewelry that draws on the natural beauty of pearls and stones.

Superior American Design - 

Discovered locally in the Poconos, this artist uses the first type of land plants that are ancestors of garlic and makes them into pendants.

Soulful Stone - 

Decorative glass objects.

Stinkin' Tees -

Graphic designer, Sharon D Rothman of Middlesmifield PA creates one-of-a-kind t-shirts for the Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival.

Entertainment

Main Stage Entertainment

The Cramer Brothers

The Cramer Brothers are based in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania, and are the finest musicians/performers anywhere, and are surrounded with some of the best pickers this side of Nashville. They are one of the premiere acts in country music, and has opened shows for just about every major country artist, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, and many others. They are also the backing band of choice for 2nd generation legends such as Marty Haggard, Dion Pride, Georgette Jones, and others; when they are in the area.

The CBB have been providing great music for people at country music clubs, fairs, festivals, concerts, and private parties for over 25 years. The band is available for any function that requires a musical organization, which displays professionalism, enthusiasm, talent and charisma.

Matt Cadabra

Prepare to be amazed! Come join Magician, Ventriloquist, and Mentalist: Matt Cadabra for an hour of mystery and fun. Matt has appeared in many of Atlantic City's Casinos, America's Got Talent, and he performs over 500 shows a year in the tri-state area. Come say hi to the live rabbit and dove at the end of the show.

The Dixie Dandies

The Dixie Dandies rend their own personal blend of patriotic and Americana music. Americana music can best be described as a mixture of modern folk, country, rhythm and blues, blues, soul, and rock and roll. Gary D. on banjo leads the way, and the saxophone, trumpet, and tuba add the extra oompah for a full sound. They stroll the crowd playing a lot of Dixieland favorites, patriotic tunes; and then perform a 30 minute stage show which everyone is going to enjoy.

Magician Stephen Christopher

Magician Stephen Christopher brings the fun! He knocks guests' socks off with magic, illusion fun, and surprises! One of the busiest and most sought after party and event entertainers in the tri state area region, Stephen will add many magical memories with his hip, witty, wise cracking humor, cool magic, and wonder-filled illusions. Plus adorable live animals and fun audience participation.

Strolling Entertainment

The Lost Ramblers

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

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.

Brian Fox

Also known as Bananas the Juggler, is a Penn State graduate and has worked plying his trade for Six Flags. As well as at festivals, corporate and private events. Starting at age 10 he learned to juggle, unicycle, and perform dexterity patterns and forms, balancing, and stilt walking. Today, his stilt characters like Uncle Sam on stilts, Mardi Gras Max, and  Garlic Fest Chef Renard delight young and old – and his juggling is waaaay above the crowd!

Education Tent & Entertainment

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

The Butterfly Guy has been delighting audiences of all ages with his humorous and off-beat way of looking at butterflies for over 35 years. An award-winning author with several books to his credit, Rick Mikula is also a photographer and habitat consultant, and has created butterfly atriums and gardens for Dolly Parton, Hershey Foods, among others.

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 & Harvest 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 info@PGHfestival.com

Schedule of Events

Click below for the 2019 Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival Schedule of Events.

Schedule of Events

Tickets

ADVANCE DISCOUNT 1-Day 2-Day
Adult $9 $15
Child (5-12) $7.50 $15
Child (4 & Under) Free Free
Discount tickets available online until 4:00pm on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Additional tickets are available at the gate during the festival.
AT THE GATE 1-Day 2-Day
Adult $12.50 $17
Child (5-12) $8.50 $17
Child (4 & Under) Free Free

All festival parking is free.

All festival parking is free.

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

Coolers and outside food are not permitted.

  • No Weapons
  • No Fireworks
  • No Alcohol
  • No Pets (Service animals are welcome)