Connecticut

Olde Mistick Village Garlic Festival
Where: Mystic, Connecticut
When: September 21-22, 2013
Free to the public

The Olde Mystick Village Garlic Festival offers a chance to visit with garlic growers, sample some garlicky food and check out local crafters.

Garlic and Harvest Festival
Where: Bethlehem, Connecticut
When: October 6 & 7
Tickets: Adults $6, seniors $5, children under 12 $1

The Garlic and Harvest Festival features fun for all with garlic growing lectures, cooking demos and live music. 

Massachusetts

North Quabbin Garlic and Arts
Where: Forsters Farm, Orange, Massachusetts
When: September 29 & 30
Tickets: Adults $5/day or $8/weekend, children free

North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Fest features interesting demonstrations, a raw garlic eating contest, unique venders, renewable energy info, and lots of family entertainment. 

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Where: Saugerties, New York
When: (Always held the last week in September) September 29 & 30, 2012
Tickets: $10 per day, children under 12 free

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival has an astonishing variety of garlic varieties and venders complimented by great entertainment.  The garlic takes center stage here and everything else revolves around it.  If you are looking to sample the full range of garlic flavors, this is the place to do it.  For the grower or cook there are many garlic growers selling exotic garlic seed or culinary garlic.  This is one of the larger garlic festivals.

Cuba Garlic Festival
Where: Empire City Farms, Cuba, New York
When: September 15 & 16, 2012
Tickets: $8 person, children under 8 free

The Cuba Garlic Festival is a fun family event with food and craft demonstrations, a garlic cook off, cheese making demo, and dog agility exposition.  Enter your perfect garlic in a great garlic bulb contest or participate in a garlic hot dog eating contest.

Fox Run Vineyard Garlic Festival
Where: Pen Yan, New York
When: August 4 & 5
Free to public

The Fox Run Vineyard Garlic Festival pairs fine wines with garlic foods and music.  There are a series of lectures on garlic growing, cooking, wine, and food.

Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival
Where: Little Falls, New York
When: September 8, 2012
Tickets: Adults $3, per group or family $10, children under 12 free

Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival offers a fun day watching the garlic cook off, garlic braiding demonstrations and medicinal herb lectures.

Long Island Garlic Festival
Where: Garden of Eve, Aquebogue, New York
When: September 29 & 30
Tickets: Adults $3, children under 6 free

The Long Island Garlic Festival celebrates garlic with garlic food, crafts, music and theater. 

Pennsylvania

Pocono Garlic Festival
Where:  Shawnee Mountain in East Stroudsburg, PA
When: Labor Day weekend (September 1 & 2, 2012)
Tickets: Adults $10, children 6-12 $7.50, children under $6 free

Pocono Garlic Festival has plenty of family entertainment with two days of nonstop garlic food, music, novelty family shows, and children’s activities.  Cooking demonstrations by chefs; local growers and artisans; and strolling entertainers add to the air of fun.

Hot and Stinky Garlic & Herb Festival
Where: Zanolini Nursery & Country Shop in Drums, PA
When: August 26 & 27, 2012

The Keystone State Hot and Stinky Garlic and Herb Festival features local garlic growers and crafters.  Have a fun time watching or participating in a garlic eating contest!

Easton Garlic Fest
Where: Easton, Pa
When: October 1 & 2, 2012

The Easton Garlic Fest offers fun cooking demos, free food samples and a Dracula Dip contest.

Vermont

Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival
Where: Bennington, Vermont
When: September 1 & 2, 2012
Tickets: $5 per day or $8 for both days (children under 12 $1)

Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival has fun activities for garlic growers and cooks. You can go on a weed walk to discover the different properties of common plants, learn how to grow garlic, try to get a hole in one in garlic golf, or relax in the beer and wine tent with a garlic margarita.