2019 Schedule of Events

10 am – 6 pm Saturday and Sunday

Rain or Shine — Free Admission

BOTH DAYS:

Vendors – More than 90 vendors including merchandise and crafters, prepared foods, packaged foods, garlic vendors, and service providers.

NEW Sizzlin’ HOT Latin Quarter – Located on Northampton Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Featuring Hispanic and Latino food vendors; the Livin’ in the Rhythm Drum Circle with more than 20 drums; DJ Nino and AP el Inquieto, who performs Reggaeton music; Colombian musician and singer Omaira; and the Swing Combo Salsa and Rio Bossa bands.

Three stages of free live music – The School of Rock Stage at Northampton & 4th Streets; the Sizzlin’ HOT Latin Music Stage at Northampton & S. 2nd Streets; and the Stinkin’ Beer Tent Stage at S. 3rd & Ferry Streets.

Big Stinkin’ Wheel of Cheese Tasting – $6 – This tasting starts with a wheel of Reggiano Parmesan cheese which chefs light on fire and roll pasta and garlic in the melted cheese. Cheese wheel and pasta are provided by sponsor Vicidomini USA.

Live cooking demos by chefs from: Shoprite, Aman’s Indian Restaurant, Stoke, and Easton Public Market on the Stinkin’ Culinary Stage.

Beer Tent sponsored by The Alfero Company and hosted by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market – featuring a selection of beer and also Bloody Mary, mule, punch, and sangria options. Festival-goers can play games like a 3-point basketball challenge, football bowling, quoits, corn hole, and a giant Jenga next to the beer tent.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5:

The Easton Farmers’ Market – temporarily relocated to Northampton Street in front of the Easton Public Market.

Garlic Growers Tasting Competition sponsored by Easton Farmers’ Market – 11 am at the Farm-to-Market Stage

Gastric Garlic People’s Choice Contest – $10 (tickets at the door only)- located in the Pungent Plaza on Northampton Street from Noon – 2:30 pm.
400 people will sample and judge the best garlic dish created by chefs from local restaurants. Participants determine which chef will take home the coveted garlic bulb winner’s plaque.

Farm-to-Market Mystery Basket Competition – 2:30 pm at the Farm-to-Market Stage. EGF Headline Chef Ricky Heinrichs, Executive Chef at Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, and four-time winner of this competition, will go up against Chef Esteban Morales of Air Products. Each chef will receive an identical mystery basket chosen by Easton Farmers’ Market Manager Megan McBride, filled with locally sourced food. They will have 30 minutes to create a garlicky meal using only those ingredients in this judged competition.

Little Stinkers Row at N. 3rd & Church Streets – pony rides, moon bounce, and other activities.
11 am – Kids sign up for a chance to participate in the Culinary Kids Cooking Contest, which starts at 1 pm. Five names are selected to compete.
11 am – Easton Arts Academy Elementary Charter School 4th & 5th grades ensemble performance
1 pm – Culinary Kids Cooking Contest
2 pm – Lehigh Valley Martial Arts School demonstration


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6:

Dangerous Desserts People’s Choice Contest – $8 (tickets at the door only) – located in the Pungent Plaza on Northampton Street from Noon – 2:30 pm.
Be one of 200 people to sample and judge the best garlic dessert created by chefs from local restaurants. Participants determine which chef creates the best dish.

Hometown Heroes Cook-Off at 1 pm at the Farm-to-Market Stage.
City of Easton Police vs. City of Easton Fire Dept. vs. Easton EMS.

Mayors’ Cook-Off – 3 pm at the Farm-to-Market Stage
Easton Mayor Sal Panto will partner with Easton Garlic Fest Headline Chef Ricky Heinrich, Executive Chef of Pearly Baker’s. They will take on Hellertown Mayor David Heintzelman and Phillipsburg Mayor Stephen Ellis along with their partner chefs.

Little Stinkers Row at N. 3rd & Church Streets – pony rides, moon bounce, and other activities.
11 am – Kids sign up for a chance to participate in the Culinary Kids Cooking Contest. Five names are selected to compete.
11 am – Broadway Rhythms Dance Review performance
1 pm – Culinary Kids Cooking Contest


Stinkin’ Composting & Recycling Stations

Don’t waste your festival waste! Be a savvy scrapper and deposit your cans, bottles, clean cups, and leftover food at one of our four Stinkin’ Stations. Volunteers will be onsite to help you figure out what goes where. Garlic Fest scraps will be added to the nearly 40,000 pounds of food waste that the Easton Compost Program has composted since July 2018 – your participation is helping to make our City a whole lot ‘greener.’ Keep your eyes peeled for a garlic-loving tomato: Scrappy the Scrapper, our mascot.

EGF 2019 event schedule