Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2015
August 24, 2015
We entered our 3rd year at this fun little festival this year. We love food, especially garlic related food, and it is always a wonderful and friendly atmosphere on the island, so we were really excited about it.
Cowes week overlapped by a day this year, so on our trip over on the ferry we were greeted by this wonderfully colourful regatta.
After a very wet Friday setting up, the weather really perked up, so there was nothing to worry about apart from tripping over the odd mole hill!
As expected there was plenty of garlic to purchase in nearly every different form you can think of.
We are always big fans of the BBQ corn on the cob, smothered in garlic butter of course.
The Garlic Farm itself had a great garlicky offering, we had a bit of everything with a platter full of garlic bread, garlic mushrooms, chorizo and cheese, droooool.
The festival might be named for garlic, but there is always lots of other things to do and see.
As well as a place for garlic appreciation, it is also a great celebration for all things from the Isle, from furry Alpacas to vintage vehicles.
If you brave you could take a walk around the murder house! We were too chicken to give it a try.
Many just pulled up a hay bale and listened the fantastic live music. This was Bootleg Blondie the singer was the spitting image of Debbie Harry.
While we played a little game of spot the Weird Fish
Our stall proved popular as always :)
On the Sunday we were cheeky and 2 of us stepped off the stand for a wee bit to go and see Rachel Khoo cooking.
She was great, and was kind enough to take a photo with our Dan and Naomi
When you are full of garlic and need a rest from all the site seeing you could relax in the bar, filled with sand and dressed up to look like an island bar on the beach.
Or if you were lucky enough to get the sunshine, just sit on the grass and let your cider go down.
So all in all we had another fantastic year, ate some fantastic food and met some lovely people. Bring on 2016!