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DATES & TIMES:
July 29, 30 & 31, 2016
Festival open from 10:00am to 7:00pm (gates close at 6:00pm)
Watch for the electronic signs on Hwy 101 or 152 as you enter Gilroy. Follow the signs and watch for traffic control officers on roadways. As you approach Gilroy DO NOT use your GPS to navigate to the Festival grounds as nearby streets are blocked off. All traffic is directed to festival parking lots.
Online tickets available June 1st, 2016 until July 31, 2016 at 4:00PM.
Regular ticket prices at the gate:
• Adults (ages 13-59) - $20.00
• Child/Senior (ages 6-12 and 60+) - $15.00
• Children under 6 admitted free with an adult
• Gourmet Alley Combo Plate - $15.00 (Save $2 when purchased online in advance)
• Parking - $10.00
Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 1: ½ Peppersteak Sandwich, Calamari, Pasta con Pesto, Garlic Bread.
Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 2: ½ Sausage Sandwich, Scampi, Mushrooms, Garlic Bread.
Combo Plate choice is made at the Festival.
The admission price includes musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and a children's area. Food and beverages may be purchased from Gourmet Alley or the vendors. Prices range from $2 to $15 or more depending on the item, which is typically a full-size serving, not a sample.
Ride the Garlic Train to the Festival!
That's right, this year you can ride Caltrain to the Garlic Festival on Saturday July 30th or Sunday July 31st. This is the easiest and most relaxing way to get to the Festival from the Peninsula. A chartered special event train will depart San Jose Diridon Station at 10:00AM, arriving non-stop in downtown Gilroy an hour later where a bus will shuttle you to the Festival. At 4:00PM you can board a bus to return from the Festival to the Gilroy Caltrain station where the train will depart at 5:00PM, returning you non-stop to the Diridon Station in San Jose one hour later. This special round-trip ticket is only available online in advance and includes Festival admission. This ticket is not available for purchase from Caltrain or at the train station.
The Garlic Train is scheduled so that riders wishing to take normal weekend Caltrain service from as far north as San Francisco can connect with the Garlic Train in San Jose. Riders wishing to take advantage of that connecting service will need to purchase tickets directly from Caltrain for peninsula service, and switch trains at the Diridon Station in San Jose.
There are no refunds or exchanges for Gilroy Garlic Festival tickets purchased online. All sales are final.
The Festival is held in a park. It is all outdoors with mostly turf and some compact dirt and asphalt walkways. There are natural shade trees, and many shade tents with tables and benches.
Shirt and shoes are required.
Christmas Hill Park rules prohibit bringing the following items on Festival grounds:
Please be advised that the City of Gilroy park rules prohibit dogs and other animals from being brought into the park, except Service Dogs.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a celebration of food, fun and family. It is the Garlic Festival's policy to provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for all Festival patrons and volunteers. Therefore, the Garlic Festival refuses entry or admission to anyone wearing clothing or paraphernalia indicating or signifying membership in a gang, including a motorcycle club. This policy is applied equally to all persons, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability or medical condition.
I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket?
Tickets ordered online are e-tickets. Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. IMPORTANT: if you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.
Do I need to PRINT out my tickets?
Please print and bring your ticket(s), sent to you as an e-mail attachment, to the event entrance, or be prepared to display your barcoded e-ticket on your smartphone or tablet.
I still don't see my order confirmation, what should I do?
I am having trouble printing my PDF ticket, what should I do?
Please click here for more information on finding your order confirmation or printing your ticket(s). For non-technical ticketing questions or other information about the event click here or call: (408) 842-1625 M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm.
I bought two tickets and they both have my name on them. Will this be a problem?
No. Online general admission tickets are transferable. The name on your ticket only signifies who purchased the tickets. Just make sure the bar code on your ticket(s) are not damaged when you print them out. If you would like to update the name or email address on your order, click here.
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