Gilroy Garlic Festival 2014

The 36th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is a popular South Bay tradition billed as the “Ultimate Summer Food Fair” — three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, and live entertainment. The event includes dozens of concerts and plenty of family activities. The info hasn’t been updated yet on the Gilroy Garlic Festival website yet, except for the date: July 25 – 27, 2014. Here’s the info from last year’s event. 

The 100,000-plus attendees will enjoy a critically acclaimed fare that features Gourmet Alley’s scampi, calamari, stuffed mushrooms, peppersteak sandwiches and pasta con pesto. The much-anticipated new addition, the Alley Wrap, is a steak and shrimp delicacy enhanced with rice, cilantro, cumin, aioli and garlic, enveloped in a garlic-infused lavash.

DEAL 1: Gilroy Garlic Festival Advance Discount – Follow the link for more info, once it’s updated. Here’s the info from last year. This year will be similar, but stay tuned.

  • From 2013: Get $2 Off when you buy tickets online at, or at any Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods, beginning June 1. Discount prices are $15 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. Also available online only are $2 Off discount tickets for a Gourmet Alley Combo Plate, regularly $12, available for $10 with an online admission ticket.

DEAL 2: Gilroy Garlic Festival Locals Day – Save $5 — usually this occurs on Fridays. No info yet for 2014. Present a valid photo ID for Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Hollister, San Juan Bautista or Aromas. Maximum of two tickets per ID.

Gilroy Garlic Festival 2013WHEN: July 25 – 27, 2014, 10am to 7pm. (Gates close at 6pm.)

WHERE: Christmas Hill Park; Gilroy, CA (30 miles south of San Jose off Highway 101).

SAVVY TIP: These are from last year. We’ll update for 2014 as soon as more info is available.

  • The Great Garlic Cook-Off Finals will also be  streamed LIVE at, time TBD.
  • There is free parking at the Festival with the shuttle starting at 9am.

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