North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm


"Still Stinkin' After All These Years!" Celebrating 20 Years of Peace, Love, and Garlic!

The Organizers are gearing up to make this a special Festival for everyone, celebrating 20 years of fun, farms, families, food and community-building through art and music. Join us in 2018!

There is something for everyone at this family-friendly fall event, held on a beautiful historic farm amidst autumn foliage.

Meander among 100 bountiful booths featuring regional artists, farmers, community organizations and garlic cuisine; strengthen community and economy by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Celebrate and relax with great bands, spoken word, and performance on three stages- including a solar-powered music stage – and throughout the rolling fields and forest. Be inspired by exhibitor demos and ample activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games galore including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Soothe the soul with healing arts exhibitors. Travel the garlic globe with celebrated chef demos, and fill your belly with farm fresh and savory cuisine as you relax in the food courts. There are over eighty engaging workshops, activities and performances scheduled throughout the weekend!

Orange is the New Green: trash free (well, only two bags for 10,000 people) with everything else recycled or transformed into fertile compost to make gardens, not garbage. And, thanks to the Rich Earth Institute, urine collected from the potties at the 2017 festival has been pasteurized and applied to the field where the event is held.

Festival proceeds keep the event sustainable and affordable, and support the festival's community grant program for local art, agriculture, health and energy projects. The Festival is consistently awarded one of the top three best festivals out of hundreds across the region by the Valley Advocate reader's poll. Join us for a weekend of fun, food, and fantastic community.

No pets allowed. We love them but…remember, Absolutely NO DOGs (other than service dogs) are allowed at the festival. Dogs cannot be left in cars for their safety- and it will be a warm weekend.

And, Garlic Lovers are Hot but… No Smoking or Vaping in the shuttle bus lines or on the festival site. Smokers should use best judgment to find a safe spot off the festival field and away from active traffic/parking areas.

$5 for adults
Kids 12 and under free
Weekend pass $8