Activities, Film, Music & Speakers

July 27, 2016
360 degree virtual reality garlic harvesting demo, filmed at Langside Farms in Teeswater, Ontario

360° Virtual Farm Tour (all day)

Visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival can take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of garlic grower Simon De Boer’s farm, Langside Farms. Virtual reality is a computer technology that allows users to visually and/or physically interact in a replicated environment using panoramic views or video simulation. Capture Scratch is a film and media production company that offers services including lighting, camera, direction, and editing, whose background in technology research and development allows th
March 13, 2015
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers documentary

Festival Theatre: Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers by filmmaker Les Blank

“A brilliant filmmaker” — Roger Ebert “This is Les Blank’s most gastronomically obsessional film portrait yet. An exhaustive, lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation, and culinary and curative powers of allium sativum, the film lingers in the disparate kitchens of Chez Panisse and Flint’s Bar-B-Que in Berkeley, and Truckee’s paradise for lovers of the stinking rose, La Vieille Maison. There’s a piquant stop at the first Gilroy Garlic Festival, pertinent asides by Werner “I’
January 24, 2016

Free Garlic Shot Station

Garlic Baristas offer free, fresh-pressed cloves of Ontario garlic to festival visitors, to add extra oomph and kapow to garlic dishes or, to get a leg up in the Garlic Breath Contest.  Our Garlic Baristas get a good workout from peeling and pressing garlic all day long to keep up with demand! Parsley and lemon at the ready if needed!
September 16, 2017

Free Posture Assessment by Rosedale Wellness Centre (All Day Booth 58)

Established in 1989 the Rosedale Wellness Centre has become one of Canada’s leaders in providing quality care and innovative wellness programs for the community. The founder and director Dr. Bryan Sher’s vision has come to life with over 30 practitioners providing a multitude of different services under one roof. Some of the services include Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Personal Training. The Rosedale Wellness Centre has a com
April 1, 2014
OralChroma's machine scientifically determines who has the stinkiest garlic breath.

Garlic Breath Contest

Contestants are encouraged to cheat by eating lots of delicious garlicky food before entering the Garlic Breath Contest. Check out our garlic recipes section for inspiration. Started in 2012 and the first garlic festival in the world to use a gas chromatograph to measure garlic breath, festival officials use a gas chromatograph generously provided by Oral Chroma. Contestants’ breath is measured in the parts-per-billion of th
May 14, 2018

Music Stage 2018

2018 Toronto Garlic Festival Music Stage performers include Ed Hanley and Justin Gray – Modern Indian Classical (10:15-1100AM), Clan Hannigan – Irish Tradional (12:15-1:00PM), Demitrios Petsalakis & Brenna MacCrimmon – World Percussion & Turkish singing (1:15-2:00PM), Solomon Joseph – Solo steel pan (2:15-3:00PM), Donald Quan/Bob Cohen – Film score (3:15-4:00PM),  Flavia Abadia – Latin easy listening DJ (4:15-5:00PM).
September 9, 2015

Speaker’s Corner: Garlic Art Workshop 2018

Toronto Garlic Festival visitors receive free professional instruction – including supplies – to create their own original garlic art to take home. Past instructors include: Sip & Paint’s Jibola  Fagmaniye and Marilyn Bercovich. Copper Garlic pictured is by artist Briar Emond who led a garlic skin paper art workshop in 2017 Check back for details on the 2018 Garlic Art Workshop
May 14, 2018

Speakers’ Corner 2018

Toronto Garlic Festival speakers include  Chef Jamie Kennedy – 50 Shades of Garlic (11:00-11:25AM) and Kaya Ogruce, Death in Venice – Why The Heck Would Anyone Put Garlic In Dessert? (1:00-1:25PM). Check back for updates on the Toronto Garlic Festival 2018 Speakers’ Corner