What is the Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival?

Each September, thousands of garlic lovers from all over New England flock to Camelot Village in Bennington, VT, for the most delicious event of the year – the Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival! Considered one of the top garlic festivals in the world, this annual event features hundreds of food and craft vendors, live music, demonstrations, kids activities, and more, all centered around garlic and herbs. If you’re a fan of all things garlic, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and get ready for the 21st Annual Garlic and Herb Festival!

The 2016 Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival

Fun Activities

This year’s event will be held on September 3 – 4, 2016, and is the perfect place to spend Labor Day weekend with the whole family. Kids can enjoy face painting, inflatables, and other fun children’s activities, and adults can sip on garlic cocktails at the Beer and Wine Garden. There will also be live music from local bands and demonstrations about planting, growing, and harvesting garlic and herbs throughout the weekend.

Local Vendors

We hope you’re hungry! At the Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival, guests can enjoy a variety of garlicy goods for sale like garlic jelly and and pickled garlic, or munch on samples like garlic hot dogs, garlic soup, and garlic ice cream. There will also be many different herbal products available for purchase as well as various crafts like jewelry, clothing, and artwork.

Explore Camelot Village

When planning your trip to the festival, be sure to set some time aside to wander through Camelot Village, the largest antique center in all of New England. This 25,000 square foot facility is housed in two historic barns and features over 200 dealers selling unique antiques and collectibles. From furniture and glassware to artwork and vintage clothing, you’re sure to find the perfect gift or souvenir to bring home with you!

Hours & Admission

With so much to see and do, we recommend purchasing a two-day pass so you can spend an entire weekend at the Bennington Garlic Festival. There’s plenty of free on-site parking as well as a wagon shuttle service to the gate. A one-day pass is $6 for adults and $2 for children, and a two-day pass is just $10. The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m both days. Don’t forget to check their website for event updates!

Book Your Stay with GetAway Vacations

Just a short drive from Bennington, VT, our Killington vacation rentals are an ideal homestead in the Green Mountain State! Our gorgeous homes feature a variety of luxurious amenities including spacious living areas, spectacular views, and a close proximity to all of the best Bennington, VT, events. You can enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the festival, then come back Killington to unwind and restore. We can’t wait to hear all about your experience at the Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival!

For more information on the Bennington Garlic Festival and other fun things to do in VT,
request a copy of our free Killington vacation guide.

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