Now in its 14th year, Delray Beach’s Garlic Fest is the signature food and entertainment event in the city. In addition to great food, music, artists and crafters, the Garlic Fest continues to be a successful fundraiser for local non-profit organizations raising over $390,000. The 3-day event will be held Friday through Sunday, February 8 – 10, 2013. Festival hours are Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 11am-7pm. This unique event crosses all cultural boundaries and ages, providing something for everyone featuring; national act entertainment, a wine garden, full liquor bars, the House of Appliances Garlic Chef Stadium, garlic-inspired gourmet food, over 180 unique vendors, children’s activities and rides, cooking competitions and demonstrations and Garlic University. The Garlic Fest draws international media attention including a featured spot on the Food Networks “Unwrapped”. It has been featured in over 40 national magazines, two network appearances and countless hours of local media coverage. Locals call it the “Best Stinking Party in Town” and a walk past the festival grounds will send your olfactory glands into hyper drive.
Clearly the bar has been set high, both qualitatively and commercially, and Lifehouse was well aware of the stakes when it entered the studio last year to make its sixth album which has just hit the charts, Almería.What transpired was a creative adventure that surprised the band but also resulted in perhaps its most daring and provocative release to date.
On Saturday, February 9th, 2013, “Pepper” hits the stage. Pepper, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman, bassist/ vocalist Bret Bollinger and drummer Yesod Williams, formed in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1997. Having grown up surfing on the island, it’s not a wonder that they would mix their rock “shock and ah” flare, along with their mellow island rhythm roots to create their own truly diverse sound.
In the “House of Appliance’s Garlic Chef Stadium”, chefs will go head-to-head in our Annual Garlic Chef Competition. The competitions begin on Feb. 9th & 10th with chefs from some of the finest restaurants in town. Witness our local culinary worlds collide once again. Back to defend his title is 2012 title, is reigning “2011 & 2012 Garlic Chef” Exec Chef Chuck Gittleman, Delray Beach.
14th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest
February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 • Old School Square, Downtown Delray Beach 561-279-0907 • www.dbgarlicfest.com Admission: $10 Friday & Saturday until 6:00 pm • $15 Friday & Saturday after 6:00 pm $10 Sunday all day • (Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations staffing the event)