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Annual garlic festival returns to Richmond after three-year hiatus

Richmondites can enjoy garlic dishes and ice cream along with live music and a raptor demonstration at the Sharing Farm.
The Richmond Garlic Fest is returning to the Sharing Farm after three years.

It's time for Richmondites to stock up on mints, just in time for the popular Richmond Garlic Fest to return next Sunday.

The family-friendly celebration of all things garlic will have over one thousand pounds of garlic for sale, including Sharing Farm Society's Red Russian, Music, and Italian softneck varieties.

Local food trucks will also be serving garlic dishes and an ice cream featuring roasted garlic. 

Garlic lovers can also enjoy a day of live music and visit the farmers market, in addition to educational activities such as bird walks and native plant walks. Workshops for garlic growing, practical farming equipment, and identifying native bees are also available.

And garlic is not the only thing returning with the festival, as the city of Richmond once again partners with the Sharing Farm Society to hold a raptor demonstration along with other birding activities.

Admission is by donation and all proceeds from the festival will go to supporting the Sharing Farm's mission to "support the Richmond Food Bank and to provide fresh, healthy, sustainably grown produce to community members facing food insecurity," reads the media release.

Parking will be limited, and attendees are encouraged to walk, take transit, or cycle. A free bike valet service will be available.

The festival will take place at the Sharing Farm in Terra Nova Rural Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Sunday. More details are available on the official website.