What does my ticket get me into?
Your admission ticket gets you into both vendor “clove” areas, which will host all of our garlic farmers and specialty vendors, food trucks, Ramunto’s garlic cocktail bar, live music, kids activities and more! We encourage you to visit each of the two major cloves throughout the day, and you may re-enter as many times as you’d like.
Can I still enjoy downtown Bennington shopping for free?
Of course! Please visit all of the stinkin’ awesome local merchants, restaurants, and historical landmarks all around our area. Downtown attractions will all be open and ready for you to enjoy a beautiful day, and these additional activities will be posted on our website.
Where do I enter and show my ticket?
You can enter at any “Clove” you want to start your day off with. Volunteers will be set up at each clove to scan your ticket before you enter, and you’ll receive a wristband to wear for the rest of your day that allows re-entry.
How far apart will the cloves be?
You will be able to experience both large clove areas within a five minute walk of one another! Easy walkability for most, but there will also be free tractor rides and parking shuttles available throughout the day too. Clove A will be located on Main Street/Washington Ave at the future Putnam Block Phase 2 lot (formerly Greenberg’s Lumberyard). Clove B will be located at the Bennington Station lot on River/Depot Street.
What if I don’t purchase a ticket online in advance?
Tickets will be available online, all day, until 5pm. Limited cash lines for tickets at the gate will be available this year, but we recommend purchasing your ticket online for a quick and easy entry at the gate! For last minute travelers or those who need special assistance, there will be a ticket help center located on Depot Street indicated on our map.
Are bathrooms available?
Public bathrooms are available downtown and will be indicated on our map. There will also be porta-potties within cloves.
Where do I park?
Larger parking lots on the outskirts of downtown will be indicated on our parking maps emailed to ticket holders in advance, and a shuttle will be available to transport attendees from parking lots to the various cloves. These lots will include the State Court Building on North Street (near the Deer Park), the Grace Christian School parking lot on Kocher Drive, and the former Kmart lot across the street. Tractor rides will be available downtown, too!
Is there a lost and found or first aid available?
Our information tent on Depot Street will serve as a lost and found center, ticket help, and general festival info headquarters.
First aid patrol will be on standby provided by the Bennington Rescue Squad. Bennington Police patrol will also be present during the festival.