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Welcome to the home of the Hills Garlic Festival!

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The annual Hills Garlic Festival, sponsored by the Hills Recreation Society, will be held in New Denver on Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Once again the Garlic Festival will be at Centennial Park by beautiful Slocan Lake and will feature 160 vendors, great food, live music, and kids' entertainment. 

Photo credit: Daniel Hellyer

Photo credit: pollysplayground

Photo credit: Daniel Hellyer

Photo credit: Daniel Hellyer

Our theme is "Homegrown, Homemade, Organic" and products must be grown, produced, or crafted in Canada (no imported goods). 

We offer shuttle transportation from downtown New Denver to the Festival site. Handicapped parking is available close to Gates 2 and 3.

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Buy a ticket to win one of several spectacular raffle baskets made up of goods provided by our vendors. 

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Enter our contests! Bring entries to the Hills Recreation Society booth (to the left of the main stage) prior to noon.

  • Best Garlic Themed Poem 
    Read the 2013 entries here

  • Prettiest Garlic Braid or Wreath

  • Heaviest Garlic Clove

  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Softnecked Varieties

  • Largest Garlic Bulb - Stiffnecked Varieties


Due to Health Regulations NO DOGS EXCEPT SERVICE DOGS are permitted at the Festival. 


Listed as one of the world's top 10 garlic festivals!! (see article here)

We are in the September 2011 issue of 
Canadian Geographic Travel and the
October/November 2011 issue of 
The Landowner


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