About The Festival
On Saturday, September 2nd Bennington, Vermont will once again transform into “Garlic Town, USA” in celebration of all things garlic and agriculture! Garlic Town, USA, formerly known as the award-winning Garlic Fest and produced by the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce, announced that the festival will return to downtown Bennington for the 2023 Labor Day weekend.
Bennington has become world-renowned for its annual garlic events held every year on Labor Day weekend. The town’s garlic events have been recognized as one of the top 10 garlic festivals in the world by Reuters, featured in Yankee Magazine, awarded Vermont’s Time-Honored Top 10 Fall Event and has been consecutively the Bennington Banner and Manchester Journals Reader’s Choice for Best Event in the Region.
Last year’s event saw over 7,500 visitors and residents stroll around downtown Bennington with garlic and food vendors, sidewalk sales, tractor rides and more. An estimated $100,000 was spent by Garlic Town attendees in downtown Bennington in one day according to a post-festival poll put out by the Chamber last year.
The producers plan to mobilize a similar effort working with over 120 vendors, food trucks, craft producers, bands, kids activities and more.
Garlic Town, USA celebrates produce vendors, craft, artisans, and the spirit of Garlic Fest throughout downtown Bennington.