Set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling green hills and farmland, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival from 18-19 August 2018 is food and entertainment at its very best with a vast array of eats, treats, sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages.
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The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is the Island's biggest show and is held just outside Newchurch in the heart of the stunning Island countryside.There are huge garlic and food marquees, cooking demonstrations from top Island chefs in the all new theatre kitchen, children's entertainers, archery and even a giant fun-fair.
At the heart of the festival is Britain's best most pungent garlic, produced right here on the Isle of Wight, in Newchurch by the multi-award winning Garlic Farm.
As ever, it's not just garlic bulbs and amazing garlic products. Island food compares with the world's best; meats, vegetables, cheese, honey, wine, cider and juices. You'll find garlic fudge, ice cream, popcorn, biscuits, scones, sweetcorn, mushrooms, the list goes one. You name it, you'll find it with garlic here!
There are businesses and market stalls, talented animals and arena entertainment. Plus, live music on the big stage, a big beer tent and straw bales so you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. The main stage always features chart toppers and great Island bands.
Visitors of all ages can also enjoy hundreds of Arts and Craft stalls and scrummy produce to tempt your taste buds. The variety of food, music, fun fair and an arena packed full of traditional entertainments, animals and child friendly surprises helps make this the Isle of Wight's most popular family event.
Getting to the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is easy from Southampton
On foot - catch a frequent Red Jet sailing to West Cowes, the crossing takes 23-25 minutes). Southern Vectis operate connecting bus services to Newport (service 1) changing to service 8 to the festival (ask the driver where to alight). Alternatively, you can travel as a passenger from Southampton to East Cowes and then catch a service 5 bus to Newport, changing there for service 8.
Taxis are also available at our East and West Cowes terminals. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from either terminal if you let them know your arrival time when booking.
By car - catch a vehicle ferry sailing to East Cowes. On arrival, head south on Dover Rd, take the A3021, Briddlesford Rd and A3056 to Bathingbourne Ln. Turn right onto Bathingbourne Ln. The Garlic Festival at Fighting Cocks Crossroads, Bathingbourne Ln, Sandown PO36 0LU will be on the left. The journey will take around 20 minutes.
By purchasing official Isle of Wight Garlic Festival admission tickets from the Promoter or its Agent (Red Funnel), you are entering into a contractual arrangement with the Promoter of the festival (Isle of Wight Garlic Festival Ltd, PO Box 51, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight PO40 0AQ - 01983 761475).
a. By purchasing tickets from an Agent, you agree to your name, first line of address, postcode and order details to be shared with the Promoter.
b. In the event of the cancellation by the Promoter, the Promoter will only refund (via the Agent) the face value of the ticket. The Promoter or the Agent cannot be held responsible for any travel or other costs incurred. Red Funnel will use its best endeavour's to contact purchasers either by phone, email or in writing (using the details provided at the time of ordering) to request that tickets are returned. It remains the customer's responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date, time and venue, and Red Funnel cannot guarantee that they will inform the customer of any changes to the event date, time or venue.
c. In the event the venue or festival dates are changed or the entertainment is different to what's been advertised, any refund will be at the sole discretion of the Promoter and not the Agent.
PLEASE NOTE: Lost, stolen or destroyed tickets or wristbands will not be replaced or duplicated.
Red Funnel Standard Terms & Conditions of Carriage apply to ferry travel bookings.