They came from all corners of the state, over 3,000 of them, and they all went home stinky.
At least that’s the early report from the 2016 Minnesota Garlic Festival, held Aug. 13 at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, where Best in Show went to garlic grower Randy Deones with a 173-gram bulb. The largest bulb was grown by Mike Coffman of Coffman Farms, who produced a whopper at 183 grams.
One of the most popular events at the Garlic Fest (after the garlic, food, drink, and demos) is the kite-building. Kids of all ages get to design, build and fly their own kites.
Thanks to all who attended, volunteered, cooked, promenaded, or otherwise had a hand in the 2016 Minnesota Garlic Festival. For more recap, photos, results and more, visit SFA’s Garlic Festival homepage.