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Calling All Garlic Lovers!

Posted on Friday October 05, 2018 at 10:57AM

A day dedicated to celebrating Garlic sounds like a must attend Festival for me!

This year is the 20th Annual Andrew Garlic Festival

Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Andrew Community Centre I will be heading to the 20th Annual Garlic Festival!! I can’t wait to check out the famous garlic peeling contest, the 3 time world champion hoop dancer, Dallas Arcand, the Special Farmers market, the Fall parade… there is so many things! Keep reading for all the fun activities they have planned for us!
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The day is full of activities for kids, parents and grandparents! The kids will love the balloon animals, extreme bungy, the horse carousel, wagon rides, and the petting zoo, just to name a few!

Explore the grounds starting 9:00 am to 12:00 with the Lions delicious potato pancake breakfast, then head on over to the Special Farmers Market with over 60 vendors in the Curling Rink! You won’t want to miss the interesting Bench show starting at noon or the Andrew famous perogy dinner from 11:30 to 1:00 at the Rainbow club (just 2 blocks East of the Community Centre)!

To think, the other day I said parade season was over…. How could I have forgotten about the Garlic Festival Fall themed Parade!! Make sure to dress for the weather, as the show will go on no matter what Mother Nature has in store! The fun starts at 1:00 pm.

You’ll want to sit down and relax for a while with all that is going on at this festival. So why not sit back, relax and enjoy a Garlic Vodka drink from Rig Hand Distillery at the beer gardens! It is open at 11:00 am.

Be sure to be topped up on you fluid and rest as you will have lots of options to attend at this event!! Other activities offered throughout the day include:
- Comedy & Juggling of Paul Isaak
- FizzBan the Magician
- Fiddlers The Borch Brothers
- Dunai Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
- The Ever popular Garlic Bingo!
- Guest Speaker on Garlic
- Andrew Museum
- Scarecrow contest throughout the town

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The day will cost $3, kids under 5 years old are free. For any information or questions you have while there The Clove Cove is located in the Community Centre lobby and is your go to place for information and Garlic Fest souvenirs!

You won’t want to end your day early at this Festival!! This year the Family Friendly dance and dinner is a Country Hoedown themed evening. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a wonderful Ukrainian inspired garlic feast. While dinner settles enjoy the live entertainment of Richard & Deborah Popovich and then starts the fun times dancing throughout the night!

For a detailed schedule of the day see our events listing here.

Hi! My name is Jenni Gladue and I am the newest member of the Go East Team! I like to find adventures wherever I go and do my part to create a better world for humans and animals alike! Hopefully through my blogs you will be inspired to find new adventures, and sources of joy. Looking forward to meeting you at one of the many events in the Go East region! Please stop me and say hi!
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