March 7, 2021 @ 10 AM – 6 PM

March 6, 2021 @ 10 AM – 9 PM

March 6, 2021 @ 10 AM – 9 PM

March 7, 2021 @ 10 AM – 6 PM

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COVID Safety

Q&A’s and COVID Safety Outline

Masks required.
No mask, No entry.

FAQS

What are the hours?
Sat., March 6, 2021 (11am – 9pm) / Sun., Mach 7, 2021 (11am – 6pm)
How much are ticket and why should I buy tickets in advance?
In support of our ‘love local – love community’ theme this year, we have reduced our ticket! Gate price on Saturday and Sunday is $10.

The advantage of purchasing tickets in advance is guaranteed entry into the festival as we will be limiting the number of guests on site at any given time, avoiding lines at the main gate and touchless entry.

Can I buy admission tickets online once the Garlic Fest starts?

Yes, we recommend purchasing tickets online even once we are open. This allows for contactless admission and avoids having to wait in lines at the ticket booths.

Tickets will be the same as gate price, however due to limited capacity, purchasing a ticket in advance guarantees entry. Guests with a ticket purchased online will show their barcode on their phone at the entrance gate.

Are facial coverings required?
Masks and/or face shields must be worn at all times – except when eating or drinking. No mask, no entry. We will follow the CDC guidelines that are in place in March.
What type of entertainment will be at the Garlic Fest?
National Tribute Acts and our favorite local performers from prior years will provide live entertainment all day – both days. A complete list of performers is available on the Main Stage tab on this website.
Will there be rides for older children?
Most of the rides are kiddie rides for young children. There will be a few rides that “tweens” can enjoy.
Are ride tickets available online?
No, ride tickets will be available at the Garlic Fest.
Can I get Garlic laced food?
Yes! Even in our ice cream! This is the best part.
Is there shopping?
Yes! The majority of the traditional vendors will be with us!
Do you have to take the shuttle bus from parking lot?
NO! It is just ½ mile walk to the event from parking at the mall.
Where can I park?
Parking is FREE this year and located on SOUTH side of The Mall at Wellington Green (10300 Forest Hill Blvd) with shuttle service available. Easiest access is from 441 and Lime Road (see Parking Map).

How Garlic Fest Differs from Other Venues

Unlike other venues for large gatherings, such as sports arenas or stadiums, Garlic Fest is differentiable by:

  • The event is outdoors.
  • We will manage and cap the capacity on the grounds to allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • Attendees move freely throughout the event as opposed to sitting in a single location for an extended period of time.
  • Exposure time between non-same-household sheltering family members is somewhat limited and is completely controllable by the event’s guests themselves.

Entry and Exit

  • Attendance will be monitored and controlled to ensure social distancing by clicking in / out at main gate.

  • Entrances and exit points have been established.

  • Attendees, volunteers and employees who have been diagnosed or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be prohibited from entering the premises.

Main Stage

  • 10×10 “pods” will be drawn on the lawn at our main stage with 6 ft aisles allowing guests to easily maintain 6 ft social distancing.  (4 to 6 guests permitted per pod.)

  • There will be no “Meet & Greet” with the bands this year.

  • National touring concerts have been eliminated this year to avoid attracting large crowds.

Dining Areas & High-Top Tables

  • Dining areas are setup in numerous locations throughout the event grounds and sanitized ongoingly.

  • Seating areas will be reconfigured to promote social distancing.

  • Increased cleaning and sanitation protocols of dining areas, tables and chairs continuously during the event have been implemented.

  • All cleaning personnel are always required wear face coverings and gloves.

  • Guests are permitted to remove masks in dining areas and while at high top tables enjoying food and beverages.

Social Distancing

  • Our COVID Safety Plan outlines that we have minimum of 6ft between exhibitor booths (Tents also have “sides”), in addition to wider aisles.

  • We will institute measures where possible that will allow for increased spacing in areas such as Vendor & Sponsor Check-In, Main Gate, Gourmet Alley, and Amusement Area.

  • Each area of the event/ venue will have additional volunteers assigned to help enforce social distancing.

  • Employees and volunteers will be required to monitor guests to enforce social distancing and prevent gatherings.

  • Scheduled and safe activities in other areas on the event grounds are scheduled to help disperse crowds.

Sanitation

  • Attendees will be informed and reminded via signage to utilize sanitation stations before entering each ride, and before and after consuming food and drinks.

  • Employees & volunteers have been assigned to clean and sanitize all contact surfaces throughout the event grounds.

  • Hand sanitation and hand washing stations will be setup in multiple locations.

  • Procedures have been revised to increase cleaning and sanitization frequency.

  • Food service areas will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC for restaurants and dining services. (i.e., cues to social distance, wearing of masks & gloves, plexi sneeze guards, sanitation procedures, etc.)

  • Exhibitors are also required to follow disinfection guidelines and sign an agreement to abide by all Covid-19 compliance precautions.

Signage

  • Informative signage will be posted at entrances and throughout the event with reminders to adhere to the set guidelines provided by the CDC.

  • Signage with disclaimers will be visible throughout the Park.

Restroom Capacity & Sanitation

  • Anywhere there is the potential for guests to stand in a line, queuing instructions (i.e., signage) shall be used to illustrate and define safe distances from one another by Social Distancing Guidelines with 6-foot Markings.

  • Quantity of restrooms on site have been increased to reduce per unit use and placed 6 feet apart.

  • Utilize queues at restrooms and check-in lines that will enforce separation.

  • All high touch points cleaned in between use.

  • Six-foot social distancing marks on the ground for queues.

  • Hand washing and hand sanitizing stations and spaced 6 feet apart.

  • Supply of hand sanitizer provided for use by guests.

  • Team assigned to monitor the refilling of restroom, hand washing and/or hand-sanitizing stations.

Restroom Capacity & Sanitation

  • Only kiddie and family rides will be available. All thrill rides and fun houses have been eliminated to avoid activities that are high-touch structures and difficult to sanitize effectively.

  • All rides will undergo a deep cleaning and sanitizing procedure prior to opening. This process is repeated throughout the weekend.

  • All high touch areas are sanitized at regular intervals during each days’ operation.

Miscellaneous

  • Employees, vendors and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings entire time of the event in compliance with the guidelines, as appropriate per CDC guidelines.

  • Temperature checks will be performed at the beginning of each shift for employees and volunteers.