Experience the Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight with Red Funnel

27-07-2009 Holidaymakers and avid foodies can experience the delights of the famous Isle of Wight Garlic Festival at The Garlic Farm near Newchurch on 15 and 16 August.

Over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the quirky festival where they can sample a range of garlicky treats including garlic sausages, garlic prawns and hot garlic bread, whilst garlic coffee, beer and ice cream will tempt the tastebuds of the more gallant gourmand.

During the weekend, The Wurzels and Alvin Stardust will entertain the crowds from the Bubblegum and Cheese stage while little ones can marvel at daredevil acts from circus performers, visit exotic animals and whiz down the Helter Skelter at the Festival’s funfair.

Festivalgoers can spend the weekend on the Island and stay at the four-star St Catherines’ guest house in nearby Sandown from just £73 for a double room, including breakfast. Holidaymakers receive 25% off ferry travel when accommodation is booked through Red Funnel.

Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton, which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27 and return fares start from just £32.