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Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, 2023

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The Garlic Farm, near Newchurch on the Isle of Wight, held its first Garlic [Allium sativum] Festival in 1983.  Since then the Festival has grown to ‘become the largest summer show on the Island … loved by families from near and far’ and hosting ‘star chefs, musicians, local charities and businesses and much more’ [1].

The 2023 Festival which took place over the sunny weekend of 19 and 20 August attracted a huge number of people, who enjoyed a variety of food, examined numerous craft and other stalls, and arena events which included dog shows and ‘garlic games’ for children.

1. Isle of Wight Observer, 18 August 2023.

Photographs taken Saturday 19 August.

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