Weekend Lineup


The weekend is almost here and there is so much going on this weekend that you have no excuse for showing  up to work next week without something to report. Try checking out one (or both!) of these great family-friendly, all-about-food events. 

Capay Tomato Festival 2009 – If you like tomatoes, picnics and music, then this is the event for you!  Pack a picnic and spend your Saturday evening relaxing on Farm Fresh To You’s farm during the Capay Tomato Festival 2009 – an heirloom tomato tasting and benefit concert hosted by Farm Fresh To You with proceeds going to The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture. 

The night will kick off at 5:00pm and will include an heirloom tomato tasting, silent auction, regional artwork and of course lots of delicious food and local wine. And, while you’re picnicking, enjoy some great music by West Nile Ramblers, a bluegrass band straight out of Davis, and The Bob Woods Trio, a Sac-based rockabilly band. 

More event details are available on the Farm Fresh To You Web site.

31st Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival – Calling all garlic lovers! Visit the 31st Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival this weekend (July 24-26) and you will be in the presence of 2,000 pounds of garlic being used in ways you probably could never have imagined.

The main attraction of this year’s event will be the Garlic Showdown on Sunday, hosted by Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” star Fabio Viviani in which four prominent Bay Area chefs will match up in an “Iron Chef” competition on the official cook-off stage.

Other garlic-focused fun going on throughout the weekend includes the popular Gourmet Alley, hourly cooking seminars, the Great Garlic Cook-Off, live music, a children’s area, arts & crafts from across the country and, of course, a chance to meet the newly crowned 2009 Miss Gilroy Garlic Queen!

Share | Tags: · ·

Leave a Comment

3 Comments so far ↓

  • tipsy | Jul 24, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I was always wondering what smell does it emit Garlic Festival. But seriously I love garlic as a flavour, but could never eat just like that…

  • Rich | Jul 24, 2009 at 11:08 am

    In response to “tipsy’s” query above, the garlic aroma not only takes over the Garlic Festival grounds at Christmas Hill Park, but the entire city of Gilroy.

    Don’t leave without getting some of the garlic ice cream, which is probably one of the main food attractions at the festival. It’s almost as gross as it sounds, but it’s just one of those things you have to try once to say you did it.

    Hope you guys are doing well!!

  • Christine | Jul 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I’m so sad I missed the Garlic Fest this year – I’ve heard so much about the Garlic Ice Cream!