Calling All Garlic Lovers

Jolene Kisilevich Andrew, East of Edmonton, Events, Lamont County

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

This year is the 20th Annual Andrew Garlic Festival

Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Andrew Community Centre – Check out the famous garlic peeling contest, the 3 time world champion hoop dancer, Dallas Arcand, the Special Farmers market, the Fall parade… there are so many things! Keep reading for all the fun activities they have planned for us!

The day is full of activities for kids, parents and grandparents! The kids will love the balloon animals, extreme bungee, the horse carousel, wagon rides, and the petting zoo, just to name a few!

Explore the grounds starting from 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)!

Plus, don’t miss 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.

Relax and enjoy a Garlic Vodka drink from Rig Hand Distillery at the beer gardens!

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

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!