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Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Sail over to the world-famous Isle of Wight Garlic Festival for less with our great travel offers, valid 16-19 August 2024:

  • £12.90pp adult Red Jet day return
  • £6.40 child Red Jet day return
  • 15% off vehicle ferry travel

T&Cs apply - see below for details. 

stalls selling garlic
dog posing next to 'i'm a little stinker!' sign
family in garlic fancy dress
chef robert thompson on demo cookery stage
girl with garlic bulb crown
blackboard sign saying 'eat drink and stink'
garlic games

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Since 1983, the world-famous Isle of Wight Garlic Festival has been held on the third weekend in August at the heart of the Arreton Valley, just a stone’s throw away from some of the Island’s (and UK’s!) best food producers. This garlic-fuelled family summer show, now in its 41st year, is attended by thousands of visitors.

Garlic is always the festival showstopper, you’ll find it everywhere at the festival, to eat, drink, buy to take home and win in the Garlic Games! A family friendly festival with a curious mixture of garlic, late sixties pop festival ambiance and country fair, coupled with masses of entertainment for children and adults. 

You’ll find flying birds and bikes in the arenas and talented chefs and local producers in the theatre kitchen. With a strong sense of community and short distances between farms and facilities, collaboration is thriving. A fun example is one The Garlic Farm pioneered with The Tomato Stall and Isle of Wight Distillery – The Black Garlic Bloody Mary is not to be missed!

Make sure you arrive hungry because scrummy food is at every turn!  The ever-popular sweetcorn cobs, grown just down the road, smothered in garlic butter are unmissable. Even better, it’s hosted by the fabulous Wave Project Isle of Wight, who have raised thousands of pounds for the surf club here on the Island.

There’s plenty of fabulous live music all weekend on the big stage and kids entertainment galore at Camp Garlic, plus free arts and crafts, circus fun, archery and marquees packed with talented makers. All this and you’ll be overlooking the most wonderful scenery at the very heart of the Island. What could be better? Grab yourself a tasty treat, a cider, real ale or a G&T from the festival beer tent, pop yourself on a straw bale, relax and take it all in!

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Getting to the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

From Southampton: Set sail to East Cowes with your car and up to 7 passengers, or hop on our hi-speed Red Jet service as a foot passenger and arrive in West Cowes in under 30 minutes. Take advantage of our ferry travel offers by booking via this page. 

By bus: Onward Southern Vectis bus connections are available from both our Island terminals - from West Cowes, take the no.1 to Newport, or from East Cowes, take the no.5 to Newport. Change in Newport to the no.8 for Sandown. Plan your journey here.

By car: Fighting Cocks Crossroads, Bathingbourne Ln, Sandown PO36 0LU

Travel Offer T&Cs

Vehicle Ferry: Valid for a day return vehicle ferry crossing on 17 or 18 August 2024, with up to 7 people (additional passenger rates available) in a car. Subject to availability. Conditions: Not valid with any other Red Funnel offer or concession, including standard Travel Card holder discounts. Valid for new bookings only. We reserve the right to withdraw this promotion without prior notice. Standard conditions of carriage apply. Offer available online only.

Red Jet: Valid for a £12.90 adult / £6.40 child day-return trip on 17 or 18 August 2024. Children must be aged between 5-15 years (children aged 4 and under travel free of charge). Offer valid all day and travel must start in Southampton. Carriage is subject to availability and is on a first come first served basis. Note: It is not possible to pre-book specific sailing times with Red Jet tickets. Offer available online only.