Tasting Events

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Check out these two tasting events in the Pungent Plaza on S. Third Street at Pine Street.
Each event starts at noon on the day indicated.

Tickets go on sale half an hour before the events start at 11:30 am.
Tickets are cash only. A limited number of tickets are sold. Tickets are NOT sold online in advance.

Gastric Garlic People's Choice Contest SATURDAY

Be one of the 400 lucky people to sample and judge the best garlic dish created by chefs from local restaurants. You determine which chef will take home the coveted Garlic Bulb Winners Plaque. This event is a garlic lover’s dream! $12 entry fee (cash only).

Dangerous Desserts Contest SUNDAY

Be one of the 200 lucky people to sample and judge the best garlic dessert created by chefs from local restaurants. You determine which Chef creates the best sweet garlic magic. You have to taste it to believe it! $12 entry fee (cash only). 

Stinkin' Culinary Stage


SW Quadrant of Centre Square

3 Mayors’ Cook-off SATURDAY 1 PM

Easton Mayor Sal Panto paired with an Easton chef versus Phillipsburg Mayor Todd Tersigni paired with an NJ chef versus Hellerown Mayor David Heintzelman paired with a Hellertown chef as they battle it out in the garlic head-to-head judged cooking competition. Come cheer for your favorite city!

Mystery Basket Cook-off SATURDAY 3 PM

Be in the audience to watch two local chefs go garlic head-to-head in a judged competition. Our own Easton Farmers’ Market will provide the mystery ingredients, all locally sourced farm-fresh food!

Iron Chef Cook-off SUNDAY 3 PM

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Live Music

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Enjoy free live music on two stages this year.


Sizzlin’ Latin Quarter

Northampton & 2nd Streets




South 3rd Street Beer Garden Stage

S. 3rd & Ferry Streets



Little Stinkers Row


 We know kids like to STINK IT UP as much as adults do. So we’ve dedicated a section of the festival to them. Here’s what they can find on Little Stinkers Row on N. 3rd & Church Streets.


 Pony rides, moon bounce, karate chopping,

& a face painter (fees apply)


Sign up - Culinary Kids Cooking Contest 11 am

Sign up for a chance to participate in the Culinary Kids Cooking Contest. Five kids between 8 and 12 years old will be chosen to compete, creating a pasta dish for a judged competition. Sign up early and return at 1:30 pm to see if you are one of the lucky ones chosen.


Culinary Kids Cooking Contest 2 pm

5 budding chefs will create a garlicky pasta dish. Watch as they learn to cook and see who the judges choose as the winner!

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Headline Chef


Easton Garlic Fest is excited to announce that this year’s Easton Garlic Fest Headline Chef is...



Which Easton restaurant's chef will it be?