If you’ve never been to the Glorious Garlic Festival, you’re in for a serious treat! Fox Run’s Garlic Festival celebrates community by connecting local farmers and artisans with the people that live, work, and play in the Finger Lakes.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore numerous varieties of freshly harvested garlic, as well as a variety of freshly made foods—from cheese to pesto to fermented veggies, available to taste and for purchase. The Festival takes place at Fox Run Vineyards from 11 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 & 4, 2019. Over 30+ vendors selling garlic and other handmade and hand grown products such as jewelry, baskets, wooden artwork, clothing, juices, sauces, oils and marinades will participate in this year’s festival.
Family-run garlic farms from all over the Finger Lakes will be selling hard-neck and soft-neck varieties. There will be garlic experts on-hand to give educational seminars and offer guidance to the novice grower, as well as to discuss the health benefits of eating garlic. And the taste! It’s incredible how different each unique garlic variety can be.
Fox Run also brings in chefs from across the Finger Lakes for cooking demonstrations with garlic-inspired recipes in a variety of different cuisines. The 2019 festival has quite the line-up.
Fox Run’s highly acclaimed Chef, Brud Holland, will kick off the cooking demonstrations. Holland recently helped open the new Plum Point Lodge and Sapalta Restaurant, named for a plum variety native to the Finger Lakes region. Rafael Diaz Diaz of El Morro will be featuring Puerto Rican fare so delicious that it will make your mouth water. And Boossarawan “Pui” Wudhapitak and John Guattery from Thai by Night will focus on showcasing their authentic Thai cuisine. Abigail Henson will bring her “slow food principles” to the table, and will discuss her mission to celebrate where food and community connect throughout the Upstate New York Region.
There’s plenty of food to enjoy during the festival, with two garlic-infused festival menus created by Holland of Fox Run, and by acclaimed chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace of Max of Rochester. Each menu has food and wine pairings, taking festival food to a whole new level. Grab a bottle and enjoy a picnic, or indulge in a wine tasting.
The festival would not be complete without live music! Fox Run will welcome four different bands to the Garlic Fest stage: Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads, Black Night, Fall Creek Brass Band, and Blue Eyed Soul. Additionally, visitors are invited to attend a pre-festival concert featuring the Town Pants on Thursday, August 1st, from 6 to 8 pm. The Town Pants are one of Vancouver's leading Celtic bands with upbeat folk, rock, and Celtic-inspired music. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome to join in on the festivities! Admission and parking are both free for the Town Pants concert and the Garlic Festival.
Fox Run Vineyards breaks down the barriers to the wine experience. We offer daily in-depth tours of the vineyard and winemaking facility, a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a Café that features a fully house-made menu with produce from our garden. Fox Run Vineyards is family-owned and has been making estate wines since 1989.