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Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival

Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival

man selling garlic bunches

Overview

Celebrating 24 years of the Hardneck Garlic harvest!

The Pocono Garlic & Harvest 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

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

*2018 Farms/Vendors are Subject to Change*

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. Selling; GARLIC. onions, GARLIC Mustard, GARLIC Dips, GARLIC Breads, GARLIC Foccacia, GARLIC Stuffed Pretzel Rolls.

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.

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.

Conover Organic Farm - 

Jeff and Diana Conover are two "back to the land" believers. Jeff is a 14th generation farmer. His family has been farming American soil since 1624. His family's first farm is in present day Manhattan, and in 1636 his ancestor moved to and became the first white settler on Long Island, owning 15,000 acres of what is present day Brooklyn.They all enjoy eating fresh, healthy food free of GMOs and pesticides. They both also enjoy cooking, canning and freezing the summer's bounty. It is that love that led them to bottle some of their farm fresh goodies to sell.

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.

Knob View Farm - 

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

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.

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!

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.

Tall Oaks Farm - 

Located in Selingsgrove, Pennsylvania, this family run farm will be selling locally-grown White German Garlic.

Food & Vendors

FOOD VENDORS

*2018 Vendors are Subject to Change*

Bull & Bear Greek Food - 

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

Big E's - 

Garlic infused funnel cakes, blooming onion with a garlic dipping sauce, smoothies and lemonade too.

BSA Troop 38 - 

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

Ducky’s Sno Shaved Ice -

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

Goomba's Pizza -  

The only New York Style Pizza found in the Poconos, laced with GARLIC! Sicilian Big Slices, Garlic knots, Garlic Chicken Parmesan, Garlic Egg Plant Parmesan, brochette.

Mason Crepes - 

All crepes made to order; ham, cheese and garlic crepes, mushroom crepes, pickles feta cheese, empanadas and more.

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.

Sherri’s Crab Cakes -

The freshest handmade garlic infused crab cake sandwiches.

Stella Jeanne's - 

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

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.

Shawnee Mountain - 

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

Sumac Catering & Events -

Garlic chicken wraps, GARLIC Falafel with GARLIC infused Tahini sauce, on site prepared french fries with Lebanese GARLIC sauce.

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.

Master Asador -

Grillmaster who has perfected the art of Argentine asado.

SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS

B's Cheese - 

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

Casa De Jorge - 

Their unique salasa will tantalize your taste buds with fresh fruits, peppers, garlic and spices. Hot GARLIC Salsa, Ghost Pepper Salsa, and much more!

FilFil Food - 

Brooklyn-made sauce. The garlicky flavor and mild heat make it an ideal marinade. Sweet and Spicy Garlic Sauce, Garlic Hot Sauce, Garlic Marinades.

Get Juiced - 

“Love Your Guts!” with happy taste bud makin’ gut lovin’ grab n go food.

Dip Lady - 

Homemade crocks and dips from Dallas, PA.

Dafni Greek Gourmet - 

Offering distinctive Dáfni Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kalamata Olives, Cracked Green Olives and Homemade Greek Dressings. They also have wild herbs, tea, and other fine Greek imports available.

Fudge-o-Lutely - 

Fudge is the steadfast treat, but other sweets you can find are their handmade fluffs, more commonly known as marshmallows, and our puffs, which are our version of quickly spun, organic cotton candy! Their product line has grown to include something fun and special for all ages! 

Green Kamikozees - 

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

ImmuneSchien Giner 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.

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 Pickle Guys - 

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

The Peanut Principle - 

Peanut Principle Brand Peanut Butter is made by Capitol City Specialties Company in Albany New York. We consider ourselves Gourmet Peanut Butter Artisans.

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".

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.

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.

Awesome Country -

Homemade crocks and garlic dips.

ARTISTS & CRAFTERS

Artist at Heart - 

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

Bizzee Body -

Creative 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.

I'm Not Gonna Get Ticked - 

An effective All-Natural Tick, Mosquito and flying insect repellent!

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.

Pocono Soap - 

Soaps, scrubs, lip balm, body sprays, soy candles etc. Also, a large selection of bulk oils, butters, essential oils, fragrance oils and packaging for the at home body care.

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

Non-Stop Live Music

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.

Jingo - A Carlos Santana Tribute Band

Jingo was formed in the winter of 2016 by Rich Mertrud. After finding the right blend of personalities that was needed from everyone who was to become involved. It came down to 6 very talented musicians from all over the world: Mike Smith, Rich Mertrud, Les Piela, Tschaka Tonge, Jorge Soldevila and Anibal Fuentes.

House of Hamill

Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible. 

Education Tent & Entertainment

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 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 the link below for the complete schedule of events for the 2018 Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival.

2018 Schedule of Events

Tickets & Parking

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 31, 2018.

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)

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