Get your breath mints ready! It’s GarlicFest 2019

Crisp Romano beans, roasted eggplant and luscious garlic confit come together with burrata to create a hearty main course salad.
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Crisp Romano beans, roasted eggplant and luscious garlic confit come together with burrata to create a hearty main course salad.

“For A Stinking Good Time!” is the clever catchphrase organizers of this year’s GarlicFest have embraced.

The event is a salute to all things garlic with live music, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment and of course, delicious garlicky food.

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Another good reason to check it out: the event benefits Carroll High School Athletics.

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The Sons of Italy group celebrated Garlic Fest 2017 on Saturday, July 24, at the Bella Villa Hall located at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering. The event featured food trucks offering garlicky eats, a bocce tournament, cooking demonstrations and more. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The Sons of Italy group celebrated Garlic Fest 2017 on Saturday, July 24, at the Bella Villa Hall located at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering. The event featured food trucks offering garlicky eats, a bocce tournament, cooking demonstrations and more. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
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The Sons of Italy group celebrated Garlic Fest 2017 on Saturday, July 24, at the Bella Villa Hall located at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering. The event featured food trucks offering garlicky eats, a bocce tournament, cooking demonstrations and more. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Here’s what you don’t want to miss:

Garlic-fueled Trucks 

Food options will be from The Holy Cannoli, Schiavones, Gyro Palace, Bourbon Street Grill, Buckin' Donkey, PA's Pork, Totally Awesome Kettle Corn, Ritters and more.

>> PHOTOS: Garlic Fest 2017

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Not only do garlic, onions and leeks require little room to provide plenty for a family, they also are easy to grow - if you prepare the soil first. (Jonathan Wilson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

Credit: Jonathan Wilson

Not only do garlic, onions and leeks require little room to provide plenty for a family, they also are easy to grow - if you prepare the soil first. (Jonathan Wilson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)
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Not only do garlic, onions and leeks require little room to provide plenty for a family, they also are easy to grow - if you prepare the soil first. (Jonathan Wilson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

Credit: Jonathan Wilson

Credit: Jonathan Wilson

Garlic Breath

A garlic eating contest will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday. Contestants must peel each garlic clove by hand, chew and finish before starting to eat the next one. There is a $100 cash prize to the person who eats the most in two minutes.

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Live Music

There will be live music all day long. The Pandini Brothers, a plucked string quartet specializing in Italian and Pan-Mediterranean music, will perform from 1-3 p.m.

Thomas Mac, a country music singer and songwriter, will play from 4-6 p.m. and Locking Up Otis, a classic rock band, will play music from the ‘60s to the ‘80s from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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Garlic hangs in the barn at Thaxton's Organic Garlic on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Hudson, Ohio. Fred Thaxton grows 11 varieties of organic garlic at the farm. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)

Credit: Mike Cardew

Garlic hangs in the barn at Thaxton's Organic Garlic on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Hudson, Ohio. Fred Thaxton grows 11 varieties of organic garlic at the farm. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
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Garlic hangs in the barn at Thaxton's Organic Garlic on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Hudson, Ohio. Fred Thaxton grows 11 varieties of organic garlic at the farm. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)

Credit: Mike Cardew

Credit: Mike Cardew

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Dunk Tank

Carroll High School coaches and VIPs will take their turn in a dunk tank. Each throw will cost but the money goes the athletic department.

WANT TO GO? 

What: Garlic Fest

When: Saturday, June 29, from noon - 10 p.m.

Where: Carroll High School, 4524 Linden Ave.

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