Blue ribbons, bragging rights and big garlic: the Minnesota Garlic Festival Annual Garlic Growing Contest will be held during the festival at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson on August 11, 2018.
There’s lots more information below, but first – the forms:
The contest will be open to all garlic grown in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Iowa.
There will be prizes for BEST IN SHOW and SMALLEST heads overall, and a prize for the BIGGEST HEADS in each of ten garlic categories:
- Glazed Purple Stripe
- Marbled Purple Stripe
- Purple Stripe
Finally, you can enter your creative garlic creations in the “GARLIC MAKEOVER” category. The Best Garlic Makeover winners will be determined by voting. Anyone may vote. Repeatedly. Votes will cost 25 cents each. Winner will get 10% of take. The rest of the money goes to Crow River Sustainable Farming Association to support sustainable farming education.
There are two division in the Garlic Makeover Contest:
– Youth Division: 12 and under
– Adult Division: 13 and up
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Garlic head size will be determined by weight.
There is no fee to participate, though you must bring your bulbs to the festival on August 13, 2016.
Awards include products from our sponsors and vendors, award ribbons, and some other fabulous prizes. And if you win the most GARLIC MAKEOVER votes, there’s some cash in it for you.
Winners will be announced in an award ceremony on The Local Foods Stage at 3:00 p.m-ish.
2017 Garlic Contest Winners
|Artichoke||John Larson||California Early||113|
|Asiatic||Susan Johnson, Hawk’s Brain Garlic||Asian Tempest||63|
|Creole||Lee Taylor, Talylormade Garlic||Moroccan||54|
|Glazed Purple Stripe||John Larson||Purple Glazer||148|
|Marbled Purple Stripe||Susan Johnson, Hawk’s Brain Garlic||Estonian||174|
|Porcelain||Chris Kudrna, Plum Creek Garlic||Music||179|
|Purple Stripe||Tom and Maria Coffman, Coffman Garlic and Apples||Chesnok Red||174|
Gary & GayleKlingelhoets, Green Acres Farm
|Silverskin||Susan Johnson, Hawk’s Brain Garlic||Silver White||102|
|Turban||Susan Johnson, Hawk’s Brain Garlic||Zian||72|
|Best in Show||Chris Burd, Father’s Acres Farm||Music||169|
|Best Makeover, adult||Gayle & Gary Klingelhoets||
Caddy Shack Garlic Golf
|Best Makeover, kids||
Anika and Rosa Olsen
Allicin Emporess of Sativa
For a complete listing of past winners, click here.
MN Garlic Festival is a project of the Sustainable Farming Association’s Crow River Chapter