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Celebrate Highwood Hosts 7th Annual Garlic Fest

August 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HIGHWOOD, IL (AUGUST 16, 2017) – May the stink be with you Wednesday, August 16th as the 7th Annual Garlic Fest is back and better than ever! Held in conjunction with Highwood’s Evening Gourmet Market on August 16th from 4:30-9:30 p.m. in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Avenue, this foodie fest showcases a plethora of dishes with the ever-popular taste (and scent) of garlic, with live music and plenty of family-friendly activities to entertain all evening long.

Festival attendees will have the opportunity to sample various garlic creations from the classic, savory options such as pasta, sandwiches, sauces, and spreads to out-of-the-ordinary garlic infused dishes such as candy, pastries and cocktails. Patrons will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Sweet and Savory Garlic Creation in the People’s Choice Competition. Not to worry, there will be plenty of mints on hand!

Hear Ye Hear Ye! Celebrate Highwood is calling all wannabe Kings, Queens, Prince and Princesses to be crowned the next Royal Garlic Representative. Interested Garlic Princes or Princesses (aged 6 to 17 years), Garlic Kings and Queens (over 18 years) can sign up now at Each contestant will have up to 1-minute on stage to explain why they should be Highwood’s next Royal Garlic Representative. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges for speech, appearance and audience applause. The winner will receive a royal crown and be responsible for making a number of appearances at all major Highwood events and potential media appearances.

As part of the festivities, the Highwood Historical Society is hosting its 10th Annual Terrific Tomato Contest and inviting all residents of Highwood and members of the Historical Society to submit their top tomato for a chance of winning the title of ‘Most Terrific Tomato in Town’ and a cash prize of $100. The tomatoes will be weighed, calibrated and judged at the Fest, and voted on by the public for ‘People’s Choice’. With Garlic AND tomatoes all in one place, it doesn’t get better than this!

For more information on Highwood Historical Society’s Terrific Tomato Contest email [email protected]com, or call 847-682-9039.

For more information on Garlic Fest, please visit, follow Celebrate Highwood on Facebook, or call 847.432.6000.

Formerly, a collaboration between the City of Highwood and the Highwood Chamber of Commerce, the newly established 501(c)(3) Celebrate Highwood produces events that cater to the wants and needs of the citizens, businesses and visitors of Highwood. The goal is to build strong community spirit and establish Highwood as the prime entertainment destination for dining, festivals and events on the North Shore through inter-organizational collaboration, sharing resources and promoting the City as a wonderful place to live, eat and play. For more information on all of Highwood’s festivals, please visit, or call 847-432-6000.


August 16, 2017
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Everts Park
130 Highwood Ave
Highwood, IL 60040 United States
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