Minnesota Garlic Festival
Garlic Festival Operations Info:
Applications for the 2024 Garlic Festival will be available in February, 2024.
Scam Alert: There is a scam that claims 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. We are not accepting applications until February, 2024, so if someone is trying to sign you up before that, it's not us.
For more information on being a vendor at the 2023 Garlic Festival, please contact:
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)
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 3,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the 2023 Sponsorship Flyer and Agreement Form here:
Volunteer for MN Garlic Festival
We'll be looking for volunteers again in 2023.
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 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!
Please complete a Volunteer Agreement Form.
The Volunteer Release Form is between you as a volunteer, and SFA, a nonprofit organization that supports sustainable farming and sustainability education in Minnesota.
Signing this agreement indicates that you wish to provide volunteer services to SFA and that you expect to receive no compensation or any other benefits traditionally associated with employment for those services.
By signing this following agreement, you grant SFA the rights to photographs, video or audio recordings of you made by SFA in connection with your volunteer services, and you agree that SFA may use or publish them.