Grindrod Garlic Festival 2013
We will feature local garlic and produce, local artisans, garlic contests, live music and kids’ entertainment all day.
The theme of the Grindrod Garlic Festival is “Homegrown, Homemade, Organic”.
Your products must be grown, produced, or crafted in Canada
(If you are unsure as to whether you meet these criteria please give Gabriele a call at 250-838-6581).
Vendors may set up from 6:30 am to 8.30 am on Sunday. Please check in with the Coordinator on arrival.
We highly recommend including a large sign identifying your business name along with a supply of business cards.
In order to minimize waste, please bring products to the festival in reusable boxes/containers and sell products in packaging that can be recycled or composted.
Product Requested for Garlic Festival Silent Auction:
The Grindrod Recreation Association will be holding a silent auction of garlic festival produce and products. All proceeds will go to supporting the finishing of our Grindrod Community Hall. We are asking all vendors to contribute a product sample that is identified to help promote your business. Your samples will be collected the morning of the festival during set-up. Your help and generosity is greatly appreciated. Food vendors are requested to donate meal coupons or a boxed meal, bottled beverages, etc., that will be offered to volunteers.
Grindrod Festi Bucks
We give out “Grindrod Festi Bucks” worth $5 as prizes and appreciation of volunteers. This way volunteers and winners will support our vendors. Please accept these at your booth and redeem them at the end of the day at the info booth.
To guarantee a spot, vendors should register by sending in the booking form (available below) and payment in advance by May 31st.
*Please note we cannot accept post-dated cheques. You will be charged $20 for any NSF cheques.
Notification received up to one month prior to the Festival: full refund
Notification received up to 2 weeks prior to the Festival: 50% refund
Notification received within 2 weeks of the Festival: no refund unless space can be filled from the waiting list
Friends of vendors other than those directly involved in sales should pay the Festival entry fee at the gate.
See you at this year’s fun and fabulous Grindrod Garlic Festival!
Please indicate your requirements and send this form with a cheque or money order, payable to the Grindrod Recreation Association
Gabriele Wesle, Grindrod Garlic Festival Co-ordinator, Box 248, Grindrod, B.C. V0E 1Y0 (250) 838-6581
N.B: *If 30% or more of your sales is from prepared, consumable-on-site food, you must register as a food vendor.
Food vendors are required to send a copy of their temporary or mobile food service permit (or a letter from the Interior Health Authority indicating a permit is not required) by August 10. They can be faxed to 1-250-838-6581. Please refer to the IHA guidelines linked below
Gabriele, Garlic Festival Co-ordinator, (250) 838-6581
Garlic Festival Contests Anyone can enter in these contests, ribbons and prizes awarded !!!
We will also have:
A Garlic Eating Contest
Who can peel and eat the most raw garlic in a set time limit.
A Garlic Cleaning Contest
Who can clean and prepare garlic for market the fastest.
A Garlic Cook-off
4 Contestants can choose from a table of local ingredients and will have to prepare a dish of their choice.
Kids Garlic Games.
Garlic Growing Workshop
presented by local garlic grower.
Garlic Costume Contest
Dress up in your best Garlic Outfit
You can sign up for these contests or the workshop at the Garlic Info Tent!
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