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Old July 25, 2011   #1
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Default Stratford Garlic Festival

2011 Stratford Garlic Festival
Saturday September 11, 2011 9am - 4pm
Sunday September 12, 2011 11am-3pm
Admission $5 per day
Children Under 5 Free

at the old Stratford Fairgrounds (20 Glastonbury Drive, Stratford, Ontario, CANADA)


Sonia Day, Toronto Star Gardening Columnist and Author
Bryan Mailey, Garlic Grower
Rose Murray, Chef and Author
Daryll Fletcher, Chef D TV
Warren Ham, August's Harvest
Leslie Beck, RD, Canada's Leading Nutritionist
Karen Stickel, The Silver Spatula
Ted Maczka, (The Fish Lake Garlic Man)
Emily Richards, Cookbook Author
Carrie Wreford, Bradshaws
The Upside of Maybe, Musicians
Strings 'N Traps, Musicians
Festival City Big Band, Musicians
Kirstie Carter, Musician
and lots more....

Especially interesting:

Saturday Night - "Glorious Garlic Dining Experience - The Festival Edition"
A Gourmet garlic dinner - featuring food by Food At Your Fingertips; wines by Pelee Island Winery, entertainment by Strings 'N Traps; and a silent auction. Advance tickets only.

Sunday Afternoon - Garlic Chef Competition - This is a ticketed event - $5 on a first-come basis!
- Garlic Braiding Workshop - Make your own garlic braid! Ticketed Event limited to 10 Participants

plus a number of renown chefs and garlic experts!

New this year, they're offering bus tours to the garlic festival from Toronto, Bowmanville, Oshawa and Pickering Ontario.

Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Stratford, Ontario, CANADA

There are supposed to be info / seminars on growing, cooking, vendors, artisans and of course, eating (taste testing) different varieties. Plus musical entertainment and play area for kids and a food court. And did I mention food samples????


I'm planning on spending the better part of the weekend there! Yummmmmm....I promise not to breathe on anybody when I come home....ok....maybe just not too hard. LOL


PS - For those of you who might want to combine garlic with theatre, the possibilities are great in Stratford, the home of The Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival ( ) has the following playing that weekend:
Friday, September 9th
930am Meet the Festival
2pm Camelot
2pm The Grapes of Wrath
8pm The Merry Wives of Windsor
8pm Jesus Christ Superstar (limited tickets available as I write this)
8pm Shakespear's Will (Closing Night!)
Saturday, September 10th
930am TO Direct (luxury coach from Toronto direct to the Stratford Festival)
11am KW Direct (luxury coach from Kitchener-Waterloo direct to the Stratford Festival)
2pm The Misanthrope
2pm Jesus Christ Superstar
2pm Titus Andronicus
2pm The Little Years
8pm Camelot
8pm The Homecoming
8pm Hosanna
Sunday, September 11th
2pm Twelfth Night
2pm The Grapes of Wrath
2pm Richard III
There are also purchased tours of the Festival, Garden, and Costume, Scenery & Props Warehouse

How to Get There -

By Train
VIA Rail runs daily from various locations, including Toronto and Windsor. Toll-free: 1.888.VIA.RAIL; Internet:

U.S. patrons, please check Amtrak train schedule information to Toronto and London (visit or call 1.800.USA.RAIL). VIA Rail offers daily service from these destinations to Stratford.
By Air
Stratford Municipal Airport: For information on passenger services, call 519.272.0933; Internet: Canadian Customs information: 1.888.226.7277.

Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is located 45 minutes east of Stratford. Phone: 519.648.2256; toll-free: 1.866.648.2256; Internet:

London International Airport, (YXU) is located one hour south of Stratford. Phone: 519.452.4015; Internet:

By Shuttle
Ground transportation to Stratford is available from the Region of Waterloo International Airport, London Airport and Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Reserve through your travel agent or contact Stratford Airporter. Phone: 519.273.0057; toll-free: 1.888.549.8602; Internet:
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