About the FEST
The Garlic Festival de l’Ail is back!
A much anticipated annual event, this one day garlic extravaganza hosted by the Sainte-Anne's Farmers Market, celebrates the garlic harvest in the region with their usual distinctive 40 stalls of beautiful local, organic produce, meats, breads, wine, cheeses alongside an additional 25 stalls of local, organic garlic and garlic derived products. The entire village core becomes a sidewalk sale and celebration of 'the stinking rose'.
We expect over 7500 visitors to the site this year in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, at the waterfront.
There is something for everyone.
- For the curious, a variety of workshops like garlic braiding, garlic tasting, garlic for health and cooking with garlic are on offer running every hour all day long from 9 am until 4 pm.
- For the competitors, there is our Garlic Growers Contest and our Garlic Poetry Contest, with prizes for the winners!
- For the kids there is maquillage, and a photo booth!
- For those wanting a full day of entertainment, there are lots of Growing demos, Chef Demos, including one on Black Garlic for your Health , and live music on our Main Stage.
It’s all FREE.
For up to date schedule of presenters.
GARLIC FESTIVAL LOCATION
At THE SAINTE-ANNE’S FARMERS MARKET
On the waterfront at the foot of St-Pierre Street, in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.
HOW TO GET THERE
You can get to Sainte-Anne by the Lakeshore Road, or Hwys 20 and 40, bus or train.
If you choose to take public transit (train or bus) the festival site is about a 10 minute walk from either drop-off point! (a great choice!)
If travelling by car, though, be forewarned that village parking may be a little challenging on this day. Your best bet is to park at the Train Station lot near the Hwy 20 ramps, or come to the MacDonald Campus McGill lot just below the Hwy 40 (in the NE of town) for FREE all day parking and jump on a FREE SHUTTLE bus to bring you down to the festival. (It's a 10 minute ride)
WHERE TO PARK
(this map does not show the McGill Campus Parking, a short 10 minute walk to the east)
Some roads may be blocked due to a partial road closure along Rue Ste-Anne, for the festival.