Minnesota Garlic Festival



Saturday, August 10, 2024
840 Century Ave. SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350
McLeod County Fairgrounds
August 10, 2024   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more details, please visit our official website:



2024 Tickets on sale HERE.


This page has information for Festival Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers - anyone involved with the operation of the Garlic Festival.

MN Garlic Festival

Garlic Festival Operations Info:

2024 Vendor Application click HERE

Scam Alert: There are scams that claim to be selling vendor booth space for the Garlic Festival. Please be sure that the person you are corresponding with is Tarah Huston, Vendor Coordinator, and that any payments are made to SFA.  

For more information on being a vendor at the 2024 Garlic Festival, please contact:

Tarah Huston
Vendor Coordinator

If you're interested in selling fresh garlic bulbs at the 2024 festival, please see the information below:

Information for Featured Garlic Growers

If you would like to apply to be one of our 16 Featured Garlic Growers who sell fresh garlic, please read this information.

Only vendors who have been selected as Featured Garlic Growers may sell garlic bulbs at the festival.

Here are some basic requirements:

  • The garlic bulbs you sell must be raised by you on your farm
  • You must be a member of Sustainable Farming Association (SFA)
  • You must complete the testing for Garlic Bloat Nematode and receive a negative result (see tab below)
  • Have at least 1,200 bulbs available to sell on festival day
  • You must complete a Vendor Application
  • All featured garlic growers will submit at least one entry into the Garlic Growing Contest

Here are more details:
Garlic Vendor Policy (PDF)

2024 Sponsorship Applications coming Spring, 2024.

At Minnesota's premier garlic event, sponsorship is a unique opportunity to get your organization's name and message to people across Minnesota!

Not only do over 4,000 of people attend this event annually, but many thousands more are exposed to the publicity and advertising that could include you and your organization.

Sponsorship opportunities are many and include both financial and in-kind contributions.

If you have questions or want to talk with someone about sponsoring the festival, please contact our sponsorship director Chris Kudrna at 320-202-1708 or chris@plumcreekgarlic.com.

Download the 2024 Sponsorship Flyer and Agreement Form here:

For more information, click here.

Volunteer for MN Garlic Festival

We are looking for volunteers on:
- August 9th, 2024, for set-up day
- August 10th, 2024, for the day-of

Not only do you get to work "backstage" with one of the coolest festival crews on the planet, but you also get free admission, special parking, free food and a staff t-shirt!
Here's how to sign up:

Please visit our Volunteer Shift Sign-Up.

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Olivia Olson, will contact you as the festival gets closer and send you the information you need!

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Release Agreement