Add a bit of pungent flavor to your weekend at the Stinking Rose Garlic Fest. Speakers will educate on the nuances of the plant and its uses, plenty of vendors will be sharing their garlic-based dishes and crafts, and, somewhat worrisomely, there will be a garlic-eating competition that promises to reward the winner/survivor with "the You Stink Trophy, breath mints and tums." There will also be (garlic-themed?) music and maybe even some garlic for sale. (Ty Bannerman)
Saturday Aug 24, 2013
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
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A celebration of all things garlic with speakers, vendors, cooking and the You Stink, Raw Garlic Eating Competition.
The You Stink, Raw Garlic Eating Competition will be held at 12 noon. Fearless fire-eaters may call Idalia Road Marketplace for more information, or may throw caution to the wind and sign up by 11 AM the morning of the event. This is a simple competition, eat the most cloves of raw garlic and live, and you win. The winner will receive the You Stink Trophy filled with breath mints and tums and numerous other prizes. The Stinking Rose Garlic Fest, a two-day tribute to the humble bulb will be held at Idalia Road Marketplace. The festival features garlic from Peculiar Farms of Los Lunas and cured Blue Ribbon hardneck garlic from La Madera Farms of La Madera, New Mexico. A wide range of local artists and vendors will be on hand with garlic arts, garlic bakery goods, garlic soap, garlic jewelry and more. Noted speakers will present garlic topics both days. Saturday morning scheduled speakers:11:00 - Dr. Carol Conn, Associate Professor of Nutrition at UNM speaks on the health benefits of garlic.11:30 - Renowned Master Gardener, Loren Meinz, will speak on growing garlic in the southwest from12:30 - Nicole Weimer of Pampered Chef will demo kitchen instruments and garlic tools atSunday morning scheduled speakers: 10:30 - Loren Meinz, Master Gardener speaks on growing tips for garlic.11:00 - Pampered Chef’s Nicole Weimer will demonstrate Music on the Phil Mead Stage will kick off on Saturday with Mother Jones Music and Sunday with the Greg Mellinger. The Fest will be held at the Idalia Road Marketplace Saturday from 9 to 2 and Sunday from 10 to 2. There is no charge for admission or parking. Idalia Road Marketplace is located on Idalia Road just one-half mile north of Northern Blvd.