Gilroy Garlic Festival
Running for over 36 years, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the biggest, and probably best well known food festival in Northern California.
Celebrating all things garlic, the festival has tons of garlic flavored foods (including free garlic ice cream), as well as cooking demonstrations and competitions.
I have to mention this, as it will mostly likely color the rest of my review. For the most part, the festival seemed very well run and operated. However, the parking situation was atrocious. From the time I hit the line to the parking lot, to the time I actually parked my car was an Hour and a Half. This is not an exaggeration or a guess. I timed it. And it is completely unacceptable. I was so annoyed and frustrated after all that, that I really had a hard time enjoying the actual festival.