The Island's biggest summer show welcomes Britain's hottest food star Rachel Khoo along with a packed food theatre line-up celebrating the best in local food producers.
TV chef and bestselling author Rachel Khoo, well known for Little Paris Kitchen and Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook, will be the star name at this year's Garlic Festival. Rachel will be cooking in the Food Theatre and signing books as part of the Sunday line-up.
Rachel Khoo says: "I'm really excited to be appearing at the legendary Isle of Wight Garlic Festival. I've heard so much about it and the Isle of Wight is well known as a great food producing region. I'm really looking forward to a real foodie weekend!"
Garlic Festival promoter David Holmes adds: "We're thrilled to welcome Rachel to our food theatre line-up, which is bigger than ever this year. Look out for offers and ticket giveaways on social media - Rachel herself is giving away tickets via her website: www.rachelkhoo.com.
This year's expanded theatre kitchen will feature demonstrations all weekend from talented chefs and foodie experts, showcasing the best in local produce. Colin and Natasha Boswell from Newchurch's Garlic Farm will be hosting demonstrations on both days, along with Anna Sacchini, chef/proprietor of Michelangelo in Ryde and there's a welcome return for Salina Rahim who will be demonstrating Malaysian cuisine, using garlic – of course!
There's also a huge variety of food and producers on-site for the weekend, with handmade pickles, sauces, jams, artisan cheeses, breads, wine and cider all available. The field kitchens will be serving-up a wide variety of top quality hot tasty food.
The Garlic Farm will be offering the largest selection of garlic varieties in our giant garlic marquee. You'll be amazed at the range of products on offer too, including fudge, ice cream, popcorn, biscuits, scones, sweetcorn and mushrooms, all infused with the unique flavor of Isle of Wight garlic. Quench your thirst in the big beer tent and enjoy fabulous locally brewed ales and ciders. Check out the tea tent too for cream teas, pastries and tasty snacks.
This year's Garlic Festival will be our most foodie focused event yet. It's the Island's biggest summer show and really does has something for everyone, regardless of age.
We're announcing our full entertainment line up soon, including displays, children's entertainers and live music. With family tickets priced at only £25 it's definitely an event not to be missed.
Set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling green hills and farmland, the Garlic Festival is located just outside of Newchurch at the heart of the stunning Isle of Wight.
The show is food and entertainment at its very best. A vast array of eats, treats, sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages. There are huge garlic and food marquees, cooking demonstrations from top Island chefs in the all new theatre kitchen, children’s entertainers, archery and a giant fun-fair.
Enjoy hundreds of Arts and Craft stalls and scrummy produce to tempt your taste buds.
There are businesses and market stalls, talented animals and arena entertainment. Plus, live music on the big stage, a big beer tent and straw bales so you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. The main stage always features chart toppers and great Island bands. This year the line up includes The Jersey Guys, Bootleg Blondie and Orange Street. More acts to be confirmed soon.
At the heart of the festival is Britain’s best most pungent garlic, produced right here on the Isle of Wight, in Newchurch by the multi-award winning Garlic Farm. As ever, it’s not just garlic bulbs and amazing garlic products. Island food compares with the world’s best; meats, vegetables, cheese, honey, wine, cider and juices. You'll find garlic fudge, ice cream, popcorn, biscuits, scones, sweet corn, mushrooms, the list goes one. You name it, you’ll find it with garlic here!
The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is the Island's biggest summer show, and simply the best day out for all the family. The variety of food, music, fun fair and an arena packed full of traditional entertainments, animals and child friendly surprises help make this the Isle of Wight’s most popular family event.
Join us this year on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2015.