Hudson Valley Garlic Festival | New York By Rail | Things to Do in the Hudson River Valley

september, 2023

30sep01octHudson Valley Garlic Festival(september 30) 10:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Cantine Field, Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, NY 12477

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The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Enjoy garlic-inspired food and drink, vendors, kids’ activities, and more at this popular annual festival in Saugerties that celebrates “the stinky rose.” 

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties since 1992, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival welcomes tens of thousands of guests for two days of celebration of everything associated with garlic. There are endless varieties of garlic and you can sample (and buy!) many of them, including purple stripe, porcelain, silverskin, artichoke, creole and more. Guests can also wander around the Cantine Field grounds and sample various garlic-related treats, including garlic ice cream! Other food vendors and artisans round out the offerings at the festival. 

You can also meet farmers and chefs and attend a lecture. Learn how to grow garlic in your backyard with Tony Sarmiento. (Or learn how to braid garlic!) Meet “the pumpkin bumpkin” Elizabeth McClain or attend a cooking demo. Music, performances, a craft area, and activities great for children will also be available. Kids will have fun decorating pumpkins, getting their faces painted, and enjoying performances such as puppet shows.

The musical lineup, which plays throughout the festival, includes Mark Rust, Sundad, and Annie & The Hedonists.

Last year was the first-ever Zero Waste Garlic Festival. All vendors are now asked to get rid of their garlic samples using compostable containers.


Attending the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

The festival will run from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, Sept. 20 and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, October 1. Daily admission at the gate is $15 for adults; $10 tickets can be bought here. 

Take Amtrak to The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Experience this popular festival by taking Amtrak to the Rhinecliff-Kingston Station. Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Rhinecliff Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Saugerties is 15 miles from the station. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rhinecliff office today at: 845-336-4700.


September 30 (Saturday) 10:00 am - October 1 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Cantine Field

Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, NY 12477