The celebrates all things allium sativum this weekend at the Fifth Annual Garlic Festival.
Farmers, local restaurants and merchants are preparing to turn the Olde Mistick Village into a . On Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 local farmers, merchants, artisans and authors will line the pathways of the Olde Mistick Village for the festival.
Local farmers will have more than 30 varieties of garlic for sale including garlic bulbs and garlic infused food. Farmers, many from the , will also sell fresh produce, honey, jams and syrups.
More than 60 vendors including many of the Olde Mistick Village merchants are participating. Artisans and authors will sell garlic pottery, clay themed crafts and garlic shirts and books. Activities such as cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. The is planning on presenting its Birds of Prey program and My Dogs Place will give an obedience and training show. There will also be music throughout the weekend provided by local bands and musicians.
Here is a full list of participants:
Restaurants: Beachside Catering/, Chubby’s Place, Gourmet Galley, of Norwich, , Laluna Ristorante, Munchies Food Truck, Mystic Food ‘n More, Mystic Lions Club, North End Deli, Snax Dragon Tacos, of Mystic, The Portuguese Fisherman, UConn Alumni Association,
Merchants/Artisans/Artists: Calvin and Dad Books. Can’t Beet It. Chet’s Italian Ice. Christine Cody Books, Creative Fun Faces, Dougalart/Caracatures & Illustrations, Frances Gilbert Books, Glass by Carol, Lighthouse Bakery, Liz McGee Designs, My Turn Wood Turning, Oak Leaf Dairy, Pottery Wheel, Saratoga Crackers/Little Bakery in the Grove, Sew Cool, Slate Expectations, Tastefully Simply/The Pampered Chef, Wedgwood Flowers, Wood Creations, Zest Fresh Pastry
Denison Market Vendors: 18th Century Purity Farms, Darn Good Pickles, Davis Farm, Denison Homestead, Groton Family Farm, North Stonington Congregational Church, Periwinkle Design, Stonyledge Farm, Stonewall Apiary, Studio Farm Products, Sunday Farms, Sweet Country Roads, Breads ‘n Cookies, Meriano’s Bake Shop, Paul-n-Dina Gardens
Farmers: Anthony’s Farm, Farm on Fowler, Hidden Brook Gardens, Hop Top Organic Tillage, Turkeywoods Farm, Starry Night Farms, Sugar Maple Farms
Bands: The Karl Kelly Band, The Munsell Brothers, Chris Lee, Chris McKay and The Tone Shifters, Brian Merritt Trio, Marci Kelly Trio, A 2 Z, Time Between Us, Ron Drago, James Harris, Ben Friert, Gary Everett and Friends, and Craig Edwards - American Roots Music.
The Fifth Annual Garlic Festival at the Olde Mistick Village runs on Saturday, Sept. 15 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the Olde Mistick Village website for more information.