August 12 & 13, 2023
The idea of staging a garlic festival germinated from a small group of individuals in 1997 and has quickly become one of eastern Ontario's most anticipated annual community festivals. Held the second weekend in August, the Perth Garlic Festival is a celebration to the ‘stinking rose’. The warm August air of Ontario’s prettiest town is scented with the pungent aroma of garlic while thousands of ‘garlic heads’ revel in the many attributes of this wonderful herb. Hosted by the Lions Club of Perth, the Perth Lions Garlic Festival is volunteer-driven with individuals contributing many hours to ensure the festival is a success.
The purpose of the festival is to promote Ontario grown garlic, share ideas on how to grow, harvest, market, cook and enjoy garlic, to bring together ‘garlic heads’ and producers on an annual basis, to provide a forum for the consumer to purchase Ontario grown garlic, to assist in the ongoing tourism development of the Perth community and to distribute the proceeds (almost $500,000.00 to date) of the festival to worthwhile community initiatives supported by the Lions Club of Perth.
Perth Lions Garlic Festival, PO Box 20103, Perth, Ontario Canada K7H 3M6