11th Annual Garlic Fest!!
Merville’s Annual Garlic Fest
Time to hold your nose and prance on down to the Big Yellow Merville hall for Merville’s Annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, August 21st . The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with cloves and scapes, and there will be other seasonal produce such as jams, spirits and baked goods to choose from as well.
The Comox Valley is the Land of Plenty and garlic is a burgeoning crop here. Growers rally around the festival each year, to be celebrated and to sell their saporously fine crop. Every year, there are dozens of different varieties of stinky garlic offered by farmers.
The hall will have garlicky offerings and while nibbling you may be able to listen to talented local musicians and stroll amid a variety of Farmers’ Market artisans with items for sale.
The Garlic Fest starts at 12:00 noon, Sunday, August 21st, and the festival runs to 4:00 pm but we recommend you come early as the garlic sells out quickly. And a special notice for the Early Birds, you will have to wait for the noon Starting Bell!
For vendors, the charge is $25/table or 5% of sales, whichever is greater. Just let us know if you are coming and we’ll collect towards the end of the event. Vendors can start to set up at 11:00am.
The Merville Community Association has been busy this past year with pickleball players, dancing, concerts, weddings, memorials and exercise workshops. The Community Garden is really prolific and even supplies LUSH Valley with fresh produce. The Sunday Gumboot Market is thriving and growing, and the manse and church are open for rentals. Still, there is more to be done if you are keen to volunteer. Hope to see you at the hall, Sunday, August 21st, for a stinkin’ good time!
The Gumboot Market will be combined with the Garlic Festival from 12 – 4 pm
FMI: Check out the Mervillehall.ca website or 250-339-4249.
SUNDAY AUGUST 21st, 2022
Garlic Festival Vendor Info is here.
FMI: Craig 250-339-4249