A clove of excitement in store for Torrington garlic lovers

September 12, 2013 by  

Soon, all Torrington garlic lovers can follow their noses south 13 ½ miles to the Bethlehem Fairgrounds for the Ninth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival.

Visitors can experience everything related to the aromatic food additive, including cooking and storing demonstrations and informative lectures on how to grow bulbs. Festival goers will be offered samples and can purchase dips, cheeses, oils and spreads from local specialty vendors. Produce stands will offer fresh bulbs along with other produce.

The food court will offer sausages, seasoned roast pork sandwiches, marinated steak sandwiches, fries, chicken, burritos, shrimp, buffalo wraps, soups, pork and beef kabobs, and even garlic ice cream. Those food vendors selling non-garlic cuisine will be peddling hamburgers, hot dogs, kettle corn, coffee, Thai food, fried dough, fried crab cakes, waffles, doughnuts and pizza.

Non-food items for sale will include jewelry, spices, candles, pet supplies, crafts, pottery, organic shirts, baby and doll clothes, soap, and crystal. Children can enjoy games and rides while older people can choose the trampoline or bungee jumping. Musical performances will be given by the Pears on Saturday and Nashville Drive on Sunday. This is an opportunity for printing companies and printing services to network, or for their employees to enjoy the event with their families.

Admission will be $6 seniors, $1 for kids under 12, and $7 for adults. It takes place on October 12 and 13, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Bethlehem Fairgrounds. Attendees should take Main St. North to 304, Route 61.