24th Annual Hills Garlic FestivalSeptember, 11th 2016 - New Denver, BC

24th Annual Hills Garlic Festival

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The 24th annual Hills Garlic Festival was held on Sunday, September 11, 2016, with over 6000 people shopping, eating, visiting with friends, and enjoying the entertainment. Over 160 vendors sold a variety of harvest bounty, crafts, and food. Mountain Station and Freya provided excellent music on the main stage. Flydini the Magician mystified the crowds at the family entertainment tent. Bubbles the Clown created intriguing balloon sculptures to delight the young and young at heart. Thanks to the Village of New Denver for being excellent hosts.

Whether it was your first time at the Festival or your 24th, whether you are a vendor, a volunteer, or a patron, thanks for your support, thanks for your cooperation with our Zero Waste Event recycling and composting, and special thanks for keeping people and bears safe in a less than easy situation.

Join us next year on Sunday, September 10, when we will celebrate our 25th anniversary!

If you have photos of the Garlic Festival you would like to share, please contact us.

2016 Contest Winners
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Softnecked Varieties: Rick Calloway, Goat River Gro Op
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Stiffnecked Varieties: Cindy Calloway, Goat River Gro Op
  • Heaviest Garlic Clove: Cindy Calloway, Goat River Gro Op
  • Prettiest Garlic Braid or Wreath: Rodrigo Campos, Yellow Point Blues Farm
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Adult: Mihkel Shaarup
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Youth: (no entries)
View the 2016 Garlic Themed Poem entries here
2016 Raffle Winners
  • Sally Leach, Nakusp
  • Elizabeth Cunningham, Nelson
  • Alex, Winlaw
  • Bay Herrmann, Hills
  • Brent Lillies, Nakusp
  • Cyndi Kryski, Nakusp
  • Cam Cripps, Alberta
  • Rhonda Kariz, Vernon