One of the best things about living on the Isle of Wight is the number of festivals and outdoor events. This past weekend we had the Ventnor Fringe, V-Dub Island, Cinema Under the Stars and the Garlic Festival.
The Garlic Festival has happened on the Island for the last twenty-five years and I’m always surprised by its infamy. Often when I tell someone I’m from the Island they ask me if I’ve been to the Garlic Festival. And now I can say that I have.
It is certainly a place for garlic lovers. Garlic sweetcorn, garlic beer, garlic sausages, garlic chutney, garlic ice cream… The list goes on. But it’s not only about the garlic. Lots of lovely local produce was on display. The Tomato Stall‘s ketchup was my favourite find.
And if you don’t fancy eating anything, there’s plenty else to do.