Garlic Fest

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
4:30 - 9:30 pm
Everts Park (111 North Avenue)

Vote for Your Favorite Sweet and/or Savory Vendors - Vote Here


The intoxicating scent of garlic and the promise of a stinking good time will once again bring the crowds back to Celebrate Highwood’s 12th annual Garlic Fest on Wednesday, August 16th from 4:30-9:30 PM in Everts Park (111 North Avenue). Held in conjunction with Highwood’s Evening Gourmet Market, this foodie fest showcases a plethora of dishes with the ever-popular taste (and scent) of garlic, with a garlic trivia contest, live music and plenty of family-friendly activities to entertain all evening long. Not to worry, there will be plenty of mints on hand!

Known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, attendees will have the opportunity to sample various garlic creations from out-of-the-ordinary garlic-infused chocolate, cookies, ice cream, fudge, and cocktails, to the classic, savory options like pizza, sandwiches, sauces and spreads, and vote for their favorite!

Garlic Fest crowd

Celebrate Highwood’s smelliest event will recognize the beloved flavor of garlic with a competition for the best Sweet and Savory Garlic Creations in the People’s Choice and Judge’s Competitions. Attendees can cast their vote using the QR code ballot sponsored by Highland Park Bank & Trust/Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan until 7:30 PM, and the winner will be announced from the main stage at 8 PM.

In addition to garlic offerings, a wide range of local produce, gourmet cheeses, baked fare, assortments of pastries, an array of ethnic delicacies and local artisan wares will also be on-site to enjoy!
The event would not be complete without live music from 6-9 PM, by the Bill Pantle Band, featuring classic Sinatra, The Great American Songbook.

Special thanks to the Celebrate Highwood Garlic Fest Sponsors: Highland Park Bank & Trust/Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan and Porsche Exchange.