Labor Day Weekend welcomes Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee

Garlic Fest LGThe local pick that packs a kick, Pocono Garlic Festival returns to Shawnee Mountain Labor Day Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bursting with garlicious food and fun for everyone, this annual festival not only opens doors to innovative uses for garlic, it’s filled with live entertainment, cooking demos, displays and more!

Delivering details into the festival’s 1994 formation, Sharon Rothman tells how four family-owned farms spawned the gathering with the goal of igniting enthusiasm for this popular “Bumper” crop. Low and behold 22 years later, garlicky gala numbers continue to grow.

“People get really passionate about garlic,” Rothman describes adding, “It’s infused in our culture and in just about every ethnic dish you can imagine.”

On event vendor variations, PGF Chef Dan Rothman adds, “The festival committee takes pride that no two are alike, with several dozen garlic stations that are enough to make anyone’s mouth salivate.”

Applauding the festival’s lure Sharon shares, “Only at the Pocono Garlic Festival can you taste your way around the world in just one day!”

Tickets at the gate are $12.00 for adults and $7.50 for kids ages 5-12. Can’t get enough garlicky goodness? Two-day passes are available at $15 per person.

Pocono Garlic Festival 

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

GPS Address: 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Coordinates: N41 02.45′, W75 05.00