A Stinkin good time for the whole family!!! Saturday & Sunday
August 24 & 25, 2024

Garlina & Friends

2024 Garlic Festival

Saturday, August 24

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 25

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission

Adults (covers both days) - $5.00
Children 12 years and under - FREE
Note: There will be no ATM available onsite.

Free Day Parking

All Vehicles, including RVs. The large free parking area is conveniently located immediately adjacent to the Festival Grounds. Overnight parking is not allowed due to security reasons.

Pet Policy

For the comfort and safety of all, the Garlic Festival strictly enforces a NO PETS policy on the grounds

Flagging

During Festival days, a professional flagging team is in place to help direct traffic to the grounds.

Speed Limit

There is also a temporary lowering of the normal speed limit on Hwy. 97 in place for both the north and south approaches to the Festival Grounds.

Thank yous

We cannot host an event of this nature without help. Please spend a moment and checkout out our Gold Sponsors, Volunteers, & other Contributors recognition page. You can register to volunteer here if you want to help.

Location

The South Cariboo Garlic Festival Grounds are located on Highway 97, just a short drive north of the Lac La Hache townsite. map of where we are

Festival Grounds & Booth Locations

Just over 16 acres of lakefront property featuring fun, food, and garlic, garlic, garlic map of the festival grounds

Eats & Treats

We are looking for food vendors for the 2024 South Cariboo Garlic Festival. We had over 7,000 people attend last year's two-day event. We welcome all kinds of various food vendors. The site will provide electrical power and water if required. There is more information available here along with application information.

On our list so far we have …

 
crepes

Yogi Berri and Crepes

Sweet and savoury crepes. Frozen yogurt. Smoothies.
 
indian

100 Miles to Mumbai

Authentic east Indian food- butter chicken, naan, samosas, mango lassi, garlic chicken tikka, montreal style bagels and chai
 
mini donuts

Bite Me Mini Donuts

Fresh, hot mini donuts cooked just for you right before your eyes.
 
perogies & smokies

It's All Greek To Me

Perogy/Smokie Plates, Smokie on a Bun, cold drinks
 
ice cream

Chilcotin Chills

Chilcotin Chills crafts real fruit ice cream in the heart of the Cariboo, drawing inspiration from New Zealand's fresh ice cream tradition. Using ingredients sourced straight from BC Farms, we pride ourselves on delivering a farm-to-cone experience where our customers can enjoy fruit-filled ice cream all season long!
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Activities & Entertainment

We are looking to feature various activities and entertainment ideas for the two-day event in August. If you are interested in performing or supplying an entertainment service use our contact form or send information to southcariboogarlicfestival@gmail.com.
For anyone attending, the schedule will not be finalized until after July 31st so check back later.
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This year featuring …

100 Mile House Community Band
Broken Hill Band
Hannu's Chainsaw Carvings
Lac la Hache Volunteer Fire Dept
Little Goat on the Hill
Markabillies
Tracy Lynn

Exhibitors List

We are currently looking for festival vendors. We have over 140 booths to fill. Last year we had over 7,000 people attend the two-day event. Vendors/exhibitors must offer tangible products, not services, for sale that are suitable for families and people of all age groups. Garlic vendors must offer fresh, raw, unprocessed garlic for sale. Fresh garlic will represent the majority of the products offered for sale in the booth. General Vendors must feature BC handmade, artisanal or grown products. There is more information available here along with application information.

Our list is growing

Over 40 varieties of fresh garlic, garlic based seasonings and spices, pickled garlic and scapes

Booth #TBD

We produce small-batch award-winning Whiskies, Vodkas, Gin, and various flavours of Moonshine.

Booth #TBD

We grow garlic, potatoes, carrots, watermelons, melons, corn and other vegetables

Booth #TBD

Authentic Gourmet Caribbean Sauces - Focusing on the vibrant flavours of Trinidad and Tobago. 1.Caribbean Pepper Sauce SizzleFest champs 2023 2. Most Popular - Trinidadian Cheese Paste 3. Trinidadian Green Seasoning 4. Jerk bbq sauce Okanagan valley red Russian garlic

Booth #TBD

Certified Organic seed garlic, lab tested against diseases. Culinary garlic in several varieties. Hard neck garlic bundles. Spectacular garlic powder. Pickled Garlic!! Spicy and regular Pickled garlic scapes. Garlic scape relish

Booth #TBD

All natural and homemade dog treats & cat treats, homegrown catnip toys, pet paw balm, pet themed hand screen printed human apparel.

Booth #TBD

Pepper sauce, bbq sauce, horseradish, miso, ketchup, relish, mustard, oil, cranberry sauce, seasonings, ect

Booth #TBD

Garlic and Garlic Powder

Booth #TBD

I Sew, Craft & Crochet all items. Including Capes, Aprons, Pillows, Bags, Scrunchies, Headwraps, Skeleton Dolls, Dog Collar Banadanas, Flowers & Bows, Coasters, Magnets, and Earrings. Something for everyone. Many items come a Skull theme

Booth #TBD

Handcrafted quality pet bandanas, bowties, dog leash holders, and short (road leads), and BBQ aprons.

Booth #TBD

Cariboo Handwoven produces handwoven wool blankets, cotton blankets in different sizes, hand towels, bath towels, big and elegant scarves, and felted wool yoga mats.

Booth #TBD

In our spare time we create arts and crafts inspired by nature, repurposed through inspiration. We make bird baths, fountains, sun catchers, wind chimes, and various other forms of garden art.

Booth #TBD

Community Futures provides a variety of support services to people who are wanting to start a business, and to owners of small- and medium-sized businesses in the community. We are here to support businesses in Rural areas.

Booth #TBD

Nature themed pottery by Cottonwood Clay, garlic wear , honey pots , mugs and more

Booth #TBD

Treat yourself to my fresh-baked breads, garlicy goodies and sweet treats. And check out my handmade stuffed animals and other amigurumi, plus useful crocheted and knitted items.

Booth #TBD

Premium Varietal Honey including Wildflower, Clover, Blueberry and Blackberry Blossom, Buckwheat, Creamed Clover and Creamed Cinnamon. Handmade 100% pure Beeswax Candles

Booth #TBD

Garlic and Garlic Braids

Booth #TBD

I make small batches of organic herbal products

Booth #TBD

Wood wall art & signs. Layered wood 3D animals, crib boards, light boxes & kits. Barrel stave items. Wood earrings, leather wares. Wood words in a jar, boxes, bookmarks, keychains, magnets, flower sticks & holders. Engraved slate coasters, aluminum signs, flasks & glasses.

Booth #TBD

Original mixed media artwork for all ages.

Booth #TBD

Straight Up Garlic Salt, Garlic Scape, Smoked Scape, Smoked, Peppered, Dill-icious, Cajun, Chili, Chili Basil, Turkey Day, Flaming, Black, Togarashi, Truffle. We will also have these available in garlic powder as well!

Booth #TBD

Handmade resin jewelry with real local Flowers along with cute metal assembled earrings and necklaces .

Booth #TBD

Handmade pottery, including: garlic keepers, mugs, plates, bowls, cups, souvenirs, kitchen tools, travel mugs with lids.

Booth #TBD

HN is a lifestyle brand that is curated collection of stylish dresses, tops and pants that are figure flattering for all shapes & sizes, comfortable and breathable for our beautiful Okanagam climate. We have accessories to pair with each look.

Booth #TBD

Health Canada Certified bath bombs, sugar scrubs, body butter

Booth #TBD

Garlic and garlic products, fresh, pickled, spices, sauces, dry Soups, wax wraps, upcycled tie dresses, aprons, quilting, wine holders, luminaries.

Booth #TBD

Scented soy candles, beeswax candles, jams, jellies, pickled products, cowboy Candy. Also offering signed copies of my children's book: HOW THE FAERIES DANCE.

Booth #TBD

Custom home decor/furniture hand crafted from reclaimed historic Barnwood right here in BC. tables, benches, bookshelves, cabinets, kitchen pieces and more. Please check our Facebook page for pictures.

Booth #TBD

Hand made knives, Hand forged blacksmith products,

Booth #TBD

Useable art in the form of soap. Handmade vegan soap, using 95% organic ingredients, all natural, friendly for the body and the environment. Also included toothpaste and cedarwood soap dish.

Booth #TBD

I'm an artist who works mostly with clay. I work from my home studio in Vernon BC where I make fun funky functional pottery that is brings joy to my customers.

Booth #TBD

Quality Handmade fishing lures and tackle.

Booth #TBD

Handcrafted gourmet marshmallows, decadent brownies and unique ice cream sundae flavours

Booth #TBD

Garlic grown in the Cariboo. Fresh Garlic, garlic salt, garlic powder. Pickled garlic scapes, scape salt.

Booth #TBD

Moose Meadows Farm is located in the North Cariboo where we "Farm with the Seasons". We offer garlic and garlic products, alpaca fiber products, preserves, Birch Syrup & wood working.

Booth #TBD

Wood turned bowls have been Lichtenberg burned and filled with epoxy in a variety of colors. Wood turned Christmas ornaments including snowmen, gnomes, trees and acorns.

Booth #TBD

Gourmet Mushrooms both Fresh and Dried, Grow at Home Mushroom Kits, Mushroom Spice Blends, Mushroom Coffee, Mushroom infused Baked Goods Freeze dried Mushrooms, Fruit, and Candy Tinctures

Booth #TBD

Live edge fir local wildlife pictures/laser metal live edge pictures/fir and aspen tables/live edge key holders/aspen trivets and lazy susans and live edge coat hangers

Booth #TBD

GARLIC NECTAR, NASTY NECTAR, NUCLEAR NECTAR, TONGUE TWISTER, GHOSTED, THIS, THAT, THE OTHER THING, SMOKED GARLIC CHIPOTLE SALT

Booth #TBD

Transform your living space into a haven of warmth and style with Off The Lake Decor

Booth #TBD

OYAMA luxury essentials makes natural skincare products and candles. Products include: hand & body lotion, sun screen, face toners, lip and skin balm, beard oil, beard balm, massage oil, essential oil blends and high quality 100% soy candles.

Booth #TBD

Hot sauces, HP sauce, Plum sauce, Strawberry ketchup, jams, pickling, Cowboy Candy, Black Garlic, Smoked Salt, Smoked Pepper, Flavoured Pepper flakes, Chicharron de Chile.

Booth #TBD

Pottery Hand made and wheel thrown Cone 6-10 Raku pieces

Booth #TBD

Themed cribbage boards, funny magnets, original art work

Booth #TBD

Proven botanical solutions from over 20 years of experience and feedback. Air Freshener, Bath Salts, Deodorants, Elderberry Syrup, Eye Serum, Face Creams, Herbal Oils, Lip Balms, Moisturizers, Pain solutions, Propolis Products, Toning Solutions, Soaps.

Booth #TBD

Our extensive line of handcrafted apothecary products are made with the highest quality ingredients and use only pure essential oils. Our body and facial care products are densely formulated while using only pure and effective plant and earth-derived ingredients.

Booth #TBD

Assorted quilts, quilted bags, bags for travel, hot pads, oven mitts, bowl cozies, table runners and placemats

Booth #TBD

themed tea towels, cat toys, dolls, various bags made of repurposed fabric samples, fleece items such as ear warmers, toques and scarves. Also various home decor items made from repurposed and recycled wood.

Booth #TBD

Eye glass cases, zippered bags, cell phone bags, trash bags for vehicles, book sleeves, baby quilts, receiving blankets, adult quilts, aprons, zippered bags.

Booth #TBD

SharGloMa Soapworks has been making high quality handcrafted soaps for over 25 years. All our soaps are made with cocoa butter, shea butter and scented with premium essential oils and fragrances.

Booth #TBD

Craft Cidery owned by 3 women. Clean, crisp and sophisticated ciders using BC fruits and ingredients. Our flagship ciders are Dry, SemiSweet, Cherry Rose and Lavender Honey. Proud of our Gold medal winner Haskap Berry!

Booth #TBD

Handmade sandals and snacks and will also have handmade belts. Rv mats, And will have Wallets for men and ladies and a huge selection of hats and will have snacks all made and sealed from our commercial kitchen.

Booth #TBD

We naturally grow over 15 varieties of garlic, including softneck garlic made into braids for long-term storage.

Booth #TBD

Handcrafted apple chips, fruit leather, superfood energy balls and superfood oatmeal. Everything is 100% natural with no added sugar or preservatives.

Booth #TBD

Soulstice Teas has been offering organic loose leaf tea blends since 2020. Our thoughts are that everyone should take time for a daily Soulstice - a time to relax, refresh, and reflect on the good things in life.

Booth #TBD

mugs, bowls, garlic keepers, honey pots, yarn bowls, serving platters, wheel thrown and handbuilt in my home studio. Glazes are microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.

Booth #TBD

We make spirits from BC grown grains and fruits, small batch. Whiskies, Blackberry Gin, Rhubarb Gin, Blackberry Vodka, Vodka. Whisky cream and apple brandy.

Booth #TBD

Seed-to-Bottle Hot Sauce, Spicy Seasonings, Garlic Syrup and Spicy Jams! We also have Stoke the Fire branded merch!

Booth #TBD

A range of fun and affordable handmade quality jewelry. All components are toxin free and great for sensitive skin

Booth #TBD

Funny, sarcastic door mats.

Booth #TBD

Handcrafted soap, lotion, bath and beauty products I make myself, from scratch. I use only top quality ingredients that are safe, sustainable and never tested on animals.

Booth #TBD

Garlic pots, garlic bakers, mugs, bowls, etc Microwave, dishwasher and oven safe stoneware.

Booth #TBD

Charcuterie, cutting, serving, and presentation boards. Wooden game boards and custom resin work. custom specialty items

Booth #TBD

Wild Seafood-Salmon Tuna Shrimp Cod, Candied,Smoked, Canned and so much more. Be sure to the Maple Garlic Candied Salmon,

Booth #TBD

Artisan Sauces & dressings, creative condiments & savoury spreads.

Booth #TBD

stained glass with a whimsical twist ,suncatchers and framed art, hand cut metal art, fused glass suncatchers

Booth #TBD

We sell 15+ varieties of fresh garlic, softneck braids, hardneck bunches, and black garlic.

Booth #TBD

We sell 15+ varieties of fresh garlic, softneck braids, hardneck bunches, and black garlic. We also sell: smoked jalapeños; handmade concrete containers planted with succulents, cacti, and air plants; handmade concrete, wood and brass wind chimes; handmade jewelry.

Booth #TBD

Dry rubs- Smoked salt Whiskey smoked pepper Roasted garlic Smokey tomato ranch Triple onion Umami Coffee Orange ginger Chili powder Sweet & Smokey Maple mustard Voodoo Spicy mango lime Gunpowder Sauces- Whiskey pepper Guinness Saskatoon Maple mustard

Booth #TBD

The X-tails children's books are written in Prince George by author L.A. Fielding. These cool books make reading fun and encourage physical activity, and you'll appreciate the positive themes in every story. Written for boys and girls of all ages-- and they're adored by even the most reluctant readers.

Booth #TBD

We are crafting French Pralines, a traditional sweet made from roasted nuts coated with caramelized sugar of different flavours, as well as Praline spreads. We do not use artificial flavours, nor preservatives. Our products are gluten-free and vegan.

Booth #TBD

Fresh Garlic! Garlic scape pesto Pickled garlic scapes Pickled garlic Dill pickles Bread & Butter pickles Salsa Homemade rope

Booth #TBD

Made with fresh plants grown and gathered in BC's Kootenays. Offerings include: tincture formulas, single tinctures, topical healing salves, face moisturizers, body oil, lip balms, garlic and garlic bouquets made with everlasting farm grown flowers.

Booth #TBD

Roast Garlic balsamic Vinaigrette, Fresh Herb & Garlic Vinaigrette, Cilantro & Lime Vinaigrette, Blackberry Basil Vinaigrette, Raspberry Black Pepper Vinaigrette, Fraser valley Blueberry Vinaigrette. Organic balsamic Vinegar.

Booth #TBD

Handmade bracelets and necklaces made with semi precious stones. Crystal towers and carvings.

Booth #TBD

We produce beautiful and luxurious clothing and accessories from the fleeces of our animals (alpacas), for example ponchos, shawls, throws, cowls, scarves, bandanas, hats, mitts, socks, gloves, headbands, insoles, dryer balls.

Booth #TBD

Visitor Information

The Garlic Festival is located in the South Cariboo which is found in south-central British Columbia, nestled on the Fraser Plateau between the heights of the Coastal and Rocky mountain ranges. If you're coming to the Garlic Festival then stay the weekend or even longer. The South Cariboo has a lot to offer in the way of outdoor adventures, destinations, and attractions. For more information you can visit the Discover South Cariboo website. Here are a few places to stay near the festival grounds.

Kokanee Bay Resort

3728 Hwy 97, Lac La Hache, BC V0H 1T1

5.5 kms / 5.5 miles north of fair grounds

Crystal Springs Resort

3504 Hwy 97, Lac La Hache, BC V0K 1T0

10.0 kms / 10 miles north of fair grounds

Lac La Hache Provincial Park

13 km N of LLH, Lac La Hache, BC V0K 1T0

10.0 kms / 10 miles north of fair grounds

Spruce Hill Resort and Spa

4871 Hwy 97, 108 Mile Ranch, BC V0K 2Z0

16.0 kms / 16 miles southeast of fair grounds

108 Golf Resort

4816 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch, BC V0K 2Z0

17.0 kms / 17 miles southeast of fair grounds

Northwood Lodge and Resort

5538 Northwood Rd, Lac La Hache, BC V0K 1T0

18.5 kms / 18.5 miles southeast of fair grounds

Greeny Lake North Campground

Timothy Lake Rd, Lac La Hache, BC V0K 1T0

20.0 kms / 20 miles southeast of fair grounds

Martens Resort

5636 Timothy Lake Rd, Lac La Hache, BC V0K 1T0

20.0 kms / 20 miles southeast of fair grounds

Mount Timothy Recreation Resort

5398 Timothy Lake Rd, Lac La Hache, BC V0K 1T0

35.0 kms / 35 miles southeast of fair grounds

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