The South Florida Garlic Fest is the epitome of homegrown talent and a cultural showcase providing an outlet for local artists and chefs to express themselves. In a variety of mediums, Garlic Fest serves as a gathering festival focal point for musicians, artist of every genre and culinary artists. Each year over 40,000 local South Floridians attend to enjoy the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida.
The Garlic Fest was created by a small group of Palm Beach County residents who were looking for a creative way to provide funding for local non-profit organizations that are in support of arts and / or education for youth. The event is staffed by 20 local organizations who volunteer at the Garlic Fest providing our youth opportunities to learn life’s important lessons of teamwork and collaboration. Many return year after year just to experience the collaborative community that Garlic Fest has built! Now in its’ 19th year, the Garlic Fest has donated over $610,000 to these organizations and continues its mission to raise funds and enhance the cultural experience of Palm Beach County.
The Garlic Fest, affectionately nicknamed the Best Stinkin’ Party in town, now graduates to the best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida! We have outgrew our old space and sought a grander location. Our friends at Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation found the perfect new home for us at John Prince Park in Lake Worth, FL. John Prince Park is a beautiful 726 acre park, with easy access from I-95, onsite parking and a relaxing 48-acre campground complete with all the amenities. Our Internationally Award Winning Event continues the tradition of being the signature food and entertainment event in South Florida.
The South Florida Garlic Fest has the reputation of being the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida. The event is dedicated to exploring the numerous health and culinary possibilities of garlic. Countless recipes and unique dishes have been created by professional chefs in the Garlic Chef cooking competition and by our Gourmet Alley concessionaires including Garlic Ice Cream, Argentinean Garlic BBQ and Garlic Fest crab cakes. The Garlic Fest has been featured on the Food Network and in countless national newspapers and magazines.
In addition to great food, the Garlic Fest showcases a diverse and eclectic selection of national musical acts including Buddy Guy, Dispatch, Collective Soul, Sister Hazel and Trombone Shorty to name just a few. Stay tune for who we bring to the stage this year!
Now in its 19th year, the South Florida Garlic has become an institution in Palm Beach County and is affectionately named “The Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida”.