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Head to the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2013

Mon 13 May 2013

Head to the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2013

People are set to flock to the Isle of Wight in order to take part in one of the summer's highlights.

The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2013 is taking place on August 17th and 18th and promises to offer plenty for all of the family. The outdoors event is a firm favourite on the calendar and promises to be just as popular this year.

Attendees can look forward to checking out over 300 commercial stalls featuring edible treats, fairground rides, vintage vehicles and a selection of chart-topping acts.

The now world famous Isle of Wight garlic is used to flavour a variety of foodstuffs, including hot crusty bread, moules, sweetcorn, prawns and lamb, and beer. Over the course of the two-day festival, around 20,000 people are expected to come along and get involved in the fun.

Some of the finest local produce is going to be on offer, while there will also be a number of cookery demos throughout the two days, giving individuals the chance to get some top tips.

However, the event is not just about garlic, as there will be lots of children's entertainment on show, including a fun fair, falconry displays, circus skills and talented dogs.

According to organisers, it is set to be the biggest festival taking place on the island in the summer. In order to encourage families to attend, free parking is being offered, which should make it easier for getting to and from the event.

For those who enjoy the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2013, the Arreton Barns Sweetcorn Fayre will be taking place the month after. The charity event - all of the money raised goes towards Earl Mountbatten Hospice - is being held towards the end of September.

Entry is priced at £2.50 and those under the age of 11 can get in for free. The traditional village fete also has a beer festival, which means adults have something to look forward to.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801584619-ADNFCR

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