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Old 01-16-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
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Smile CA - Gilroy ... Garlic Festival

Hubby and I have a trip planned to CA for the Gilroy Garlic Festival. It's our first time going. Has anyone else here ever been and can give us any tips?

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Old 01-16-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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Boy, you're planning ahead. The festival isn't until the last part of July this year. I've never been, but I'm sure you'll get some feedback from DCers.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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The closer you get, the stronger the smell. It can be hard to take. I have had friends who went.
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I LOVE Garlic!!! Have a blast!! : ) !!!!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:52 PM   #5
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1: Bring lots of breath mints, or make sure everyone in your party has had garlic.

2: Garlic ice cream. I wouldn't try it if you paid me money. Well, maybe a lot of money...

3: It can be hot and crowded. Bring along a mister, lots of water, and put yourself in your happy bubble.

4: Make sure you hit the outlet stores because retail therapy is one of the finer things in life.
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I'm jealous! Have fun!
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:33 PM   #7
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1: Bring lots of breath mints, or make sure everyone in your party has had garlic.

2: Garlic ice cream. I wouldn't try it if you paid me money. Well, maybe a lot of money...

3: It can be hot and crowded. Bring along a mister, lots of water, and put yourself in your happy bubble.

4: Make sure you hit the outlet stores because retail therapy is one of the finer things in life.
I take it you're not too thrilled with garlic? Or is it the festival that you've had bad experiences with? I'd like to know
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My household went down for it once. Traffic was bad getting there and once we got there we were all a bit disappointed. The food was nothing special, heavy on the garlic, but other than that, just fair food. There was a band, not especially good. Overall, we left feeling like we could have gone to the local flea market and had a better time.

Sorry to be a downer, but I recommend doing something else.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #9
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PieSusan is right about the smell. You'll know you're getting close when the entire freeway smells of garlic for miles before you get there. This is a very interesting festival. It gets hot in Gilroy in July so dress accordingly.

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One of the main reasons we took a side trip to Gilroy on our way north was because that's where one of the LeCreuset Factory Outlets is located. The section marked "seconds" has great bargains on LeCreuset and I defy you to find the flaws. We never could
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My household went down for it once. Traffic was bad getting there and once we got there we were all a bit disappointed. The food was nothing special, heavy on the garlic, but other than that, just fair food. There was a band, not especially good. Overall, we left feeling like we could have gone to the local flea market and had a better time.

Sorry to be a downer, but I recommend doing something else.
Yes, but would you have said that about Woodstock?
Traffic, food -what food?, STINK! You wouldn't have made it to the music! LOL! It's all a matter of perspective.
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