California Garlic Festival

Enjoying all the deliciousness of Garlic!

The California Garlic Festival will be at the MERCED COUNTY SPRING FAIRGROUNDS (403 F St., Los Banos, CA 93635) on August 30, 31 & September 1, 2024. The wholesome family fun event is focused on local entertainment, community leadership, and the Valley’s vast agriculture. 

The California Garlic Festival has something for everyone! The three-day family-friendly event will feature Monster Truck Shows, Live Entertainment, Carnival, Fresh Cooked Garlic Delicacies, Lots of Vendors, Scholarship Pageant, Princess Program and More! 

There will be plenty of seating and cooling misters throughout the venue while you enjoy music and delectable dishes. Attendees can choose from countless garlic dishes from festival food vendors, past dishes included items like Garlic Noodles, Garlic Wings, Garlic Sausage, Garlic Popcorn, Garlic Grilled Cheese, Garlic Catfish, Garlic Shrimp, Garlic Hot Sauce for Fruit Cups, Black Garlic Peeled Cloves, Gourmet Garlic Spreads and More!

But wait, we saved the best part for last! You won't want to miss out on our very own Cali Garlic Alley! We will be offering the BEST Garlic French Fries, SCRUMPTIOUS Garlic Maple Brown Sugar Ice Cream – perfect for a hot Summer day, the DELICIOUS Garlic Bread, and the FAMOUS Garlic Pesto Pasta. Yummy in our tummy! You surely won't leave hungry!

Festival hours are 12pm-10pm all three days, Buildings & Cali Garlic Alley Close at 7pm. Carnival, Main Stage, Monster Truck Shows and Outdoor Vendors will stay open until 10pm.

Single Day Admission - Last daily admission is 9pm
Admission can be purchased online or will also be available at the gate the day at the event.

$15.00 Adult (ages 18-64)
$10.00 Child (6-17), Senior 65+ & Military w/ID
Children 5 & Under - FREE

$35 Carnival Unlimited Ride Wristbands available on site at the carnival


The California Garlic Festival in Los Banos, California will be a family oriented fun event. We invite everyone to come out August 30, 31 & September 1, 2024 and join us, to explore our community, agriculture, and indulge in delicious garlic cuisine!