Garlic Fest 2012

5th Annual Garlic Fest

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  • Multiple varieties of locally growned gourmet garlic
  • Scapes available for sale
  • Braiding demos
  • Information centre
  • Local Artisans
  • Displays of jams, garlic preserves, honey, home baking and much more for sale

Come on out and enjoy the garlic festival for things to do while on vacation in the Haliburton Highlands on

Saturday August 25th, 2012, located on intersection of Highway #35 and #118 at the Carnarvon Bowl lot

From 9 am to 3 pm.

You can contact Sheila Robb for more information

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 Haliburton Country Garlic Growers

Their Vision

Organized as a circle of friends and neighbours, The Haliburton County Garlic Growers Association seeks to –

  • encourage and support new growers
  • host garlic fests, workshops and forums
  • promote garlic awareness
  • publish and circulate educational materials
  • foster sales opportunities for local produce

Their History

Back in the year of 2006, Sheila and Charlie Robb started off hosting garlic workshops.

Encouraged by the Robb’s illustration, six or seven community growers convened informally in May 2008 recognizing that the time was ripe to promote garlic locally, the group made the decision to host a Garlic Fest that very same summer.

The effort required in organizing and promoting that event led to them forming the Haliburton County Garlic Growers Association (HCGGA), an unincorporated, non-profit entity.

They hosted the first Garlic fest on August 23, 2008 on the property adjacent to Carnarvon Bowl on the intersection of highway #35 and #118.

Approximately twelve vendors and exhibitors participated in the garlic festival.

Additionally they held workshop demonstrations all through the day. The event was very well advertised, and based on the local media about 500 people attended the garlic festival.

This premier Garlic Fest was successful beyond all expectations. The exhibitors certainly enjoyed themselves while realizing a acceptable return, thus motivated, they secured a generous grant from the Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC). This enabled them to host an much more ambitious event at exactly the same location the following year.

This Garlic Festival is now “on the map” as an eagerly anticipated annual event in Haliburton Highlands.

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Garlic Scapes

When I wrote this blog I was puzzled at to what a garlic scape was so I Googled it.

Strange-looking, curly, deep-green stalks are the shoots that grow from garlic bulbs.

They are a bit like asparagus in texture, but have a distinct garlicky taste that’s a little milder than the bulbs.

Come on out to this event, for more information see Garlic Fest 2012

Modern science has proven that garlic is a highly effective natural antibiotic, albeit broad-spectrum rather than targeted. Our bacteria in the body do not appear to evolve resistance to the garlic as they do to a great number of modern pharmaceutical antibiotics. This implies that its positive health benefits can carry on over time rather than helping to breed antibiotic resistant “super bugs”.



About The Author


Country life was always a factor when we looked for a place to live, so back in 2002 Heather and I quit our city jobs and purchased a small Country Resort on Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario Canada. We live on the resort grounds and enjoying helping people with their all season vacation and Family Reunion planning. Our Blog supports resort guests and visitors to the area by letting them know all the things happening in the Haliburton Highlands in order to get the most out of their vacation or weekend getaway. We'll be happy to help you find what your looking for in the Haliburton Highlands. May it be things to do, places to eat, family activities, sites to see, cottages for rent or sale, almost anything to do with the Haliburton Highlands.


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