26th Annual Hills Garlic FestivalSeptember 9th, 2018 - New Denver, BC

26th Annual Hills Garlic Festival

Contests & Raffles


Do you think you grow spectacular garlic? Are you skilled at creating beautiful garlic braids? Are you passionate about garlic and have a way with words? Enter one of the following contests by dropping of entries at the Hills Recreation Society booth to the left of the main stage. Deadline for entries is noon.

  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Softnecked Varieties
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Stiffnecked Varieties
  • Heaviest Garlic Clove
  • Prettiest Garlic Braid or Wreath
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Adult
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Youth

The Hills Recreation Society raffles attractive baskets of Garlic Festival produce and products. Vendor donations are assembled into several baskets that are distributed to the lucky winners at the end of the day. Visit the Hills Recreation Society booth to the left of the main stage to purchase tickets and to preview the baskets. Winning tickets are drawn at 4:00 pm. You do not have to be present to win.

All proceeds will go to supporting recreation opportunities for youth in our community.

2017 Contest Winners
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Softnecked Varieties: Cindy Callaway, Goat River Garlic
  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Stiffnecked Varieties: Cindy Callaway, Goat River Garlic
  • Heaviest Garlic Clove: Gwen Graovac, Willow Weaver (50 gm)
  • Prettiest Garlic Braid or Wreath: Rodrigo Campos, Yellow Point Blues Farm
  • Biggest Globe: Cindy Marcil, Goat River Garlic
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Adult: Kevin Smith
  • Best Garlic Themed Poem - Youth: (no entries)

View the Garlic Themed Poem entries here

2017 Raffle Winners
  • Angela Price, Rossland
  • Isabel Reitmeier, New Denver
  • Rob Ochsendorf, New Denver
  • Chantal Pineau, Trail
  • Judy Katz, Nelson
  • Abby Bellamy, Maple Ridge
  • Jane Vanyoff, Crescent Valley
  • Anne Anderson, Jaffray
  • Kathy Young, Coquitlam
  • Phil Babakaiff, Hills