Welcome to the Official Hudson Valley Garlic Festival TM.

Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties

Health Concerns

Please support our vendors:

Garlic Farmers :::: Garlic Vendors :::: Craft Vendors :::: Food Vendors ::::

As a result of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hudson Valley Garlic FestivalTM. The safety of our community, the festival’s visitors, and its vendors is the number one priority of our club. The current trend of raising infection rates whenever there are large public gatherings and the only safe way to avoid spikes being to maintain social distancing, made planning for a safe festival in 2020 impossible for our group of volunteers. We are heartbroken that our garlic friends and vendors will not be able to celebrate harvest of the stinking rose with us this Fall as they have since 1992, but be assured that we will be back in 2021. The festival dates in 2021 will be October 2nd & 3rd.

As a result of promoting the Hudson Valley Garlic FestivalTM over the past 18 years, the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties has been able to provide financial support to many groups and individuals in our community. We sponsor a Key Club and Builders Club at the Saugerties High School and Junior High to teach our kids the importance of community service. We have strong ties to the Saugerties Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Ulster County and the Saugerties Library. The Club is committed to these and all the other programs that we have supported and is currently working hard to determine how we can minimize the effects that having to cancel this year’s festival might have.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we look ahead to 2021 and a year where the Hudson Valley Garlic FestivalTM and all of our favorite social gatherings will resume.

Richard Kappler, Chair
Kiwanis Club of Saugerties
Hudson Valley Garlic FestivalTM Committee




Garlic Seed Foundation Cook Book


Festival is held at Cantine Field

Washington Avenue Extension

Saugerties, New York 12477

Daily admission at the gate is $10 (cash only), ATM on Site.

No discounts are available after the festival is open.

No pets, soliciting, bicycles, scooters or skate boards allowed.

Please see Directions for Parking locations


Thank you to our Corporate Benefactors