Gilroy Garlic Festival


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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Last full weekend in July
This event is a celebration of garlic in the California town, located in Santa Clara County, that calls itself the Garlic Capital of the World. The claim is made because 90 percent of America's garlic is grown and processed in the area. Humorist Will Rogers once described Gilroy as "the only town in America where you can marinate a steak by hanging it on the clothesline."
The highlight of the festival is Gourmet Alley with dozens of food booths that use eight tons of garlic in preparing various garlic-flavored dishes, including garlic ice cream. Other events are a Great Garlic Cook-off and Recipe Contest, arts and crafts exhibits, musical entertainment, and a barn dance.
CONTACTS:
Gilroy Garlic Festival Association Inc.
7473 Monterey St.
P.O. Box 2311
Gilroy, CA 95020
408-842-1625
www.gilroygarlicfestival.com
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He appeared to shoot at random targets when he opened fire at the end of the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival features food, cooking contests and music.
The shooting occurred outside San Jose at the last day of the three-day annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, the largest food festivals in the US, said Police Commander Scott Smithee.
A local city councilman, Dion Bracco, told The New York Times three people were killed and 12 injured in the shooting on the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, an annual three-day event south of San Jose.
A shooting took place at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday.
A gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in northern California, leaving four dead and others injured, officials say.
Police said it was 'still an active crime scene' at the site of the three-day Gilroy Garlic Festival, one of the largest food festivals in the country.A search for a possible second suspect was ongoing, Smithee said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Three people have been killed and at least 15 injured after a gunman opened fire at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, while the suspect has been killed, Police confirmed.
He is a former president of the Gilroy Garlic Festival and currently sits on the City of Gilroy Personnel Commission.
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Witness the success of the Gilroy Garlic Festival. About 30 years ago, farmers and others in the rural California community decided to reclaim - and capitalize on - their trademark crop.