Plans have been announced for this year’s Garlic Town USA garlic festival, which describes itself as “Vermont’s biggest family farmers’ market”. The event celebrates produce vendors, craft, artisans, and the spirit of Garlic Fest throughout downtown Bennington.
Garlic Town USA will take place on Saturday 3rd September 2022 (Labor Day weekend) from 10am to 5pm. Last year’s festival attracted around 8,000 visitors who spent an estimated $100,000. Matt Harrington, executive director of the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce, said:
“With the overwhelming success of last year’s downtown festival, we want to try some additional fan-favorites at this year’s festival.
The 2022 event is expected to include over 125 vendors and garlic growers, food trucks, activities for kids, hay wagon rides, live bands and more.
This year’s Garlic Town USA builds on a long history. The festival began in 1995 as the Garlic and Herb Festival (aka Garlicfest) in Wilmington, Vermont before moving to Bennington. It was rebranded as Garlic Town USA in 2020.
For more information, check out the Garlic Town USA website.