Sunday, August 28, 2016

Event Recap: 2016 Cleveland Garlic Festival

Mr. H and I popped over to the Cleveland Garlic Festival for lunch yesterday.
I love this small annual festival that benefits the North Union Farmers Market. There's something for everyone. Plenty of garlic varietals to shop for.
We picked up a sampler pack of bulbs from Thaxton's Organic Garlic.

There are also all sorts of garlic-based products to discover. We took home a roasted garlic jelly that I think is going to go well with several things. We also picked up a specialty garlic powder and some garlic scape flakes from Dragon Breath Gourmet Garlic (love the name!) to cook with.
We already used the scape flakes by sprinkling them over eggs this morning!

All kinds of activities are taking place. There are things for the kiddos, and then chef demos and a wine/beer tent for the adults.

Also, you can munch on lots of garlic-based food. My favorite? The fresh-cut fries with garlic aioli from Cafe Avalaun.
It's a "must-have" each year for me. Other stands are serving garlic fries, but skip right past those guys and head to this particular stand.

You're in luck! The festival is two days long, and it's still happening today in Shaker Square from noon - 5PM. Go have some garlicky fun!

Disclosure: I was provided with four weekend passes to this festival, in exchange for hosting a giveaway and this event recap. But, I truly enjoy this event every year and think that you should go. All opinions are 100% my own.