Since I’m leaving California in 2 months and don’t know when I’ll be back, I thought it would be a good idea to try to see as much as I can before I leave. I’ve already been to Yosemite, Tahoe, San Diego, and spent more time than I care to admit showing friends and relatives around in San Francisco, but there are still a few places I would like to visit (like Napa Valley!)
So here’s to checking off one of the places on my list: California’s famous Gilroy Garlic Festival.
I actually got very lucky with this one– Bath Fitter scheduled me to work there 2 days this weekend. During my breaks from telling people about the wonders of one-day bath remodeling, I explored the festival, ate yummy food, and wandered through the alleys of small shops.
For your reading enjoyment, here are the 5 things that made my days interesting:
- Garlic hats! People kept walking by with funny hats that look like garlic on their heads.
- Roasted corn drowned in garlic butter. Yum!
- The mist tent: a haven of shade and mist. Refreshing, relaxing, and energizing, definitely a festival-visiter favorite =]
- Frozen fruit covered in molten chocolate and dipped in peanuts. Apricots, strawberries, bananas and even pineapple–I would go back to the festival for these alone.
- And last but not least, the hall of treasures. A maze of stands selling everything from cowboy hats to maki sushi kits to flat bottles, I almost got lost in there!
This was definitely the funnest event I have worked at as of yet. I unfortunately was unable to take pictures since my camera died, but not to worry, check out the Festival’s official photo center: http://www.gilroygarlicfestival.com/photo-center.html
My only regret? I didn’t eat any garlic ice cream.
Now tell me, what’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at or heard about the Gilroy Garlic Festival? And what other places do you recommend I visit before I leave?