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by , SmarterTravel Staff - June 20, 2007
Gilroy Garlic Festival (Photo: Bill Strange)

Gilroy, CA

Vampires, beware: The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, serves up more than two tons of fresh garlic, with dishes including garlic fries, garlic calamari, and even garlic ice cream, chocolate, and kettle corn. There's also an Iron Chef cook-off, a "Garlic Idol" singing competition, and more than 50 live concerts scheduled. This year's festival will be held at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, July 27 through 29; admission is $12 per adult.

Photo: Bill Strange

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