Every Labor Day Weekend in Historic Downtown Bennington, Vermont!


Garlic Town U.S.A.

Eat, drink & get stinky with us at Vermont’s biggest family farmers’ market

Vermont’s biggest family farmers’ market


Our activity and demonstration tent will host interactive events throughout the day during Garlic Town! Start the morning with the family enjoying the magic show with magician Doug, or come check out the afternoon cooking demos with our local chefs! The demo tent gives you a chance to enjoy some live action cooking with recipes that feature many products that you can purchase right from your favorite vendors at the festival! Learn how to make seasonal compound herb butters, how to craft a perfect cocktail or mocktail, and even how to make garlic ice cream!

The demo tent will be located right in the center of Clove B (Station Lot at 150 Depot Street) and is sponsored by couch+cork catering. Seating is available first come first serve!

demo tent Schedule

11:00am – 12:00noon | Magic Show with Doug Eash (Doug will be visiting each clove doing street magic throughout the day, too!)

12:30 – 1:30pm | “What grows together, goes together” Vermont based seasonal compound garlic butter recipes with local chef Cara Thatch 

1:30 – 2:30pm | Garlic cocktail and mocktail recipes and bartending tips with local wine expert Nancy Koziol of couch+cork

2:30 – 3:30pm | Stinkin’ quick and easy garlic marinades and salad dressings with chef Cara Thatch

3:30 – 4:30pm | DIY garlic ice cream with chef Cara Thatch