- Dec 4, 2008
- Washington State
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?
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 know1: 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.
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.
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
Go! Enjoy...I have gone several times, and will go again. It's about 5 hours from here, and worth every mile. I first went when moving my ex to Watsonville, and have since gone when buying a new massage table, putting up a sweat lodge for my ex, visiting the John Steinbeck Museum in Salinas for the traveling Smithsonian Woody Guthrie display (featuring Country Joe McDonald playing his music), and moving my ex back to Ojai from Watsonville. Keep an open mind and an open mouth. Remember that there is NO such thing as too much garlic, and sample the garlic everything, including the garlic ice cream...yum...do not worry about breath mints, it will come out your through your pores. Have fun!
Hubby and I have a trip planned to CA for the Gilroy Garlic Festival.