The Fair Generally
2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival
Christmas Hill Park
Gilroy, California

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in the United States, held annually in Gilroy, California on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park. Attendees enjoy three stages full of musical entertainment, a Great Garlic Cook-off, celebrity cooking demonstrations, a garlic braiding workshop, a children's area, arts and crafts, and many interactive displays. Over 4,000 volunteers from more than 150 non-profit groups make the festival possible, and over three million people have reportedly come to the festival since it began. [from wikipedia]
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The Northern Half
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(Date Photographed: 11:00:09 Sunday July 30 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 11 August 2017)
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The northern half of the fair took place on a vast hard-packed dirt field. To the left was Gourmet Alley, and to the right were dozens of merchandise booths.


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Mr. Garlic
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(Date Photographed: 12:27:17 Sunday July 30 2017)
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An inflated man stood just outside the cooking arena. His head was a head of garlic.


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A Map
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(Date Photographed: 12:54:27 Sunday July 30 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 11 August 2017)
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A map on a wall of informational postings illustrated the layout of the fair. The ranch side on the north was all dirt, while the park side on the south was a plain of grass.


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A Video
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(Date Photographed: 12:54:27 Sunday July 30 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 11 August 2017)
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A video shows highlights of the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival.


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Fabric Tents
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(Date Photographed: 13:01:12 Sunday July 30 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 11 August 2017)
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Fabric tents were scattered over the ground and provided shade under which folks could enjoy a meal.


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Trees Beyond
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(Date Photographed: 13:44:49 Sunday July 30 2017)
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Trees beyond the umbrellas divided the Ranch side from the Park side.


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Trees Provided Relief
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(Date Photographed: 15:05:15 Sunday July 30 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 11 August 2017)
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Trees provided shade and a good place to pause and recover from the heat of the fair.


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