After eating a bulb’s worth of garlic, your breath turns rank and your skin reeks. But it’s completely worth downing a bunch of garlic-laced food at the 10th annual Cleveland Garlic Festival, running Sat, Aug. 24-Sun, Aug. 25 at Shaker Square — especially if the person you like to get closest with also imbibes — because it tastes damn good.
The festival’s promoters are well aware of the hurdle getting some folks out to the stinking rose event — the festival’s Facebook page even says:”Our headliner stinks, but the bands are great.”
A fundraiser for the North Union Farmers’ Markets, the festival peddles not just top chef grill offs and countless garlic-growing vendors, but also live local music, alcohol, cheese, a kid’s zone and even a Miss Garlic showdown.
Tickets for adults are $9, while seniors and kids are $5. Find the whole schedule right here.
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