Garlic Fest

August 15, 2018

This fun, food-filled event showcases the ever-popular taste of Garlic. Attendees come to sample a variety of garlic creations from out-of-the-ordinary garlic ice cream, candy, cupcakes and cocktails, to the more usual pastas, sauces, breads, and butters. Held during the Evening Gourmet Market, the fest features a Taste of Garlic Competition for the Savory and Sweet categories, as well as the very popular Garlic Royalty and Princess Competitions.

Wednesday, August 15
Hours: 4:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Everts Park | 130 Highwood Ave. Highwood, Illinois 60040

Free Admission
Rain or Shine Event
Kid & Pet Friendly
BYOC - "Bring Your Own Chair” and/or Blanket
Parking Information

Garlic Royalty Contest

Judging at the Gazebo, 8pm

Celebrate Highwood invites anyone to enter the 2018 Garlic Royalty Contest at the 8th Annual Garlic Festival. Each contestant will have up to three minutes on stage to explain why they should be the next Garlic Royalty. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges for speech, appearance and audience applause. The winner will receive a royal crown and be responsible for making a number of appearances at all major Highwood events and potential media appearances.

Garlic Princes or Princesses (aged 6 to 17 years)- Sign Up Here
Garlic Kings and Queens (over 18 years)- Sign Up Here

Terrific Tomato Contest

Terrific Tomato Contest

Tomato Tomato Contest 2018

Evening Gourmet Market Vendors

List of Vendors- at the Market Every Wedneday

2018 Garlic Fest Vendors

Sonoma FarmGourmet garlic pasta sauce, garlic infused olive oil, garlic salsa, sweet hot garlic cloves, Tex-Mex garlic cloves, garlic stuffed olives