Ontario farmers sell heirloom garlic & local chefs cook with Ontario garlic, plus live music, film screenings, Speakers' Corner, cooking demos, and beer & wine, at the 7th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival, Sept 17, 2017. Festival Pics & Festival Video

Farmers

Get your winter supply of Ontario garlic from more than 20 local farmers.

Chefs

Local chefs slice, dice and chop fresh Ontario garlic into their favourite garlic dishes.

Activities & Speakers

$5 admission includes free access to cooking demos, film screenings, live music, raw garlic shots and the Garlic Breath Contest.

Take a VR Farm Tour

Visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival can take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of garlic grower Simon De Boer’s farm, Langside Farms.

About the Festival

The Toronto Garlic Festival is the annual celebration of Ontario’s garlic harvest where Ontario farmers sell garlic and local chefs cook with garlic. Workshops and demonstrations occur all day during the festival by farmers, gardeners, chefs, cicerones, scientists and health experts. The festival promotes Ontario garlic year-round through garlic donations to charitable fundraisers and appearances ... More ...

Artist Stephen Snake

Every year the Toronto Garlic Festival re-imagines the garlic bulb in a new and creative way for the Festival’s advertising campaign. In previous years we hired artists and graphic designers to depict a garlic bulb abstracted as a scope of ice cream (2013), a hot air balloon (2014), a globe of the world (2015) and, as a light bulb (2016). For the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival advertising campaign we commissioned artist Stephen Snake to paint a garlic bulb in his own distinctive impressionistic style. More ...

Music Stage

Every September the Toronto Garlic Festival attracts more than 4,000 visitors for the annual celebration of Ontario’s garlic harvest. While stocking up on rare and heirloom garlic from our farmers, visitors taste delicious garlic-themed dishes prepared by chefs and paired with Ontario spirits and garlic beer. More ...

Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival

The taste of Ontario garlic is as rich and varied as its history. Delve into the fascinating story and science surrounding this alluring allium in Peter McClusky's book "Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival." Meet Peter personally at the annual Garlic Festival in Toronto.