Thanks to their discerning palates, medieval food tasters made sure their king ate only the finest poisons. Train your taste buds with this Groupon.
$20 for a Three-Day Garlic Fest Pass (Up to $40 Value)
The three-day pass gets garlic lovers into the Garlic Fest for music, food tasting, and a chef competition on Friday–Sunday, February 8–10. The main stage also blasts music from national and local acts including Lifehouse, Pepper, Jay Blue Band, and The Long Run. The Garlic University area features art activities and seed planting for children.
As a bonus, any Groupon customer that "likes" the festival's Facebook page via this link will receive a complimentary drink coupon to use upon arrival.
Delray Beach Garlic Fest's prices vary throughout the day.
Delray Beach Garlic Fest
As the Delray Beach Garlic Fest proves, garlic is more than just the cornerstone to a great meal. It can also be a melee weapon. In the festival's Garlic Chef Stadium, seasoned chefs have one hour to prepare a unique three-course gourmet feast using garlic and a mystery ingredient in each course. They might also use the cloves to cleave any salivating fan who tries to sneak up and snatch a bite. Luckily, those fans can nurse their hunger at Gourmet Alley, which features samples of more than two dozen garlic-seasoned items, such as blackened mahi mahi, gator, and marinated vegetable paninis. Similarly spicing the air are live sets from Collective Soul, Amber Leigh, Andy Childs, and tributes to U2 and Bruce Springsteen.
A group of locals founded the Garlic Fest to help raise money for local organizations dedicated to promoting youth arts and education. Through the nonprofit organization Delray Beach Arts, Inc., the festival has raised more than $390,000 in charitable donations.