Pat Reppert, Goddess of Garlic, with Assistant
Photo by Joy Moore, 2006

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival™

Richard Kappler

P.O. Box 443
Saugerties, NY 12477

The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival™ is in its 27th year, and is a fun-filled celebration of the garlic harvest, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties. All proceeds go to worthwhile community causes.


In 2018, the festival will be held Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th.


The location is Cantine Field in Saugerties (Mile Marker 101, NY State Thruway).  Use 207 Market Street (the address for the adjacent Saugerties Senior Citizens Center) for a GPS address.


Your day will include:

  • A visit to the Garlic Marketplace, with tons of gourmet garlic
  • The Food Alley, featuring garlic-enhanced foods.  There’s sausage, pulled pork, garlic soup, garlic green beans, and even garlic ice cream!  Something for everyone, from vegetarian to serious carnivores.
  • Constant entertainment, varying each year between bluegrass, Cajun, ragtime, Irish music, and other music . . .
  • Cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs of the Hudson Valley.
  • Instructive garlic growing and braiding talks, including members of the Garlic Seed Foundation 
  • An Arts and Crafts area featuring over 80 vendors
  • A Children’s Tent with activities for the younger kids and a climbing wall for older children.
  • A poster contest.  You get to vote, to help choose next year’s winning poster design.

Tickets are $10 at the gate for a single-day pass.  Children under 12 are admitted free, when accompanied by an adult. 

Advance tickets are available for $7, at select locations, and for $5 for seniors 65 years of age and older.  See for details. 

For vendor fees, please visit that same site and click on "Vendors".

For directions and maps, please visit and click on the "Directions" link.  
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Kiwanians Rick Smith, Jack Wilsey and Dave Deforest Ready to Help Out
Garlic Ice Cream
Crowd Enjoying the 2005 Festival
Kiwanis Garlic Ballon, Waving in the Breeze
Bells & Motley Olden Music
Chef Ric Orlando
Chef Richard Erickson
Chefs Showcase
Crowd Shot
Crowd, Sunshine and Ominous Cloud
Dancing to the Music
Discovering Garlic
Enjoying Garlic Treats
Fritz of Fritz's Polka Band
Garlic Braids
Garlic Braids by Eckberry Farms
Garlic Bulbs & Stems
Garlic Galore
Garlic Ice Cream!
Garlic Peace
Garlic Prince
Garlic Shot
Garlic Stockade
Guido's Garlic Ice Cream
Happy Festival Goers
Welcome to the 2006 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival