presented by Valley Business Systems
Check out these two tasting events in the Pungent Plaza.
Tickets go on sale at 11:30 am onsite. Tickets are NOT sold online in advance.
Tickets are cash only. A limited number of tickets are sold.
Gastric Garlic People's Choice Contest
SATURDAY 10/7 - Noon
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 10/8 - Noon
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
Presented by People First Federal Credit Union
Mystery Basket Cook-off #1
SATURDAY 1 PM
Be in the audience to watch Chef Harrison Lemus of La Cocina del Abuelo in Allentown and Head Chef Marbin Castroramos of 3rd & Ferry Fish Market in Easton go garlic head-to-head in a judged competition. The Easton Public Market will provide the mystery ingredients, all locally sourced farm-fresh food, and selected by Easton Market District Director Megan McBride.
Mystery Basket Cook-off #2
SATURDAY 3 PM
In this competition three chefs will compete with a completely different set of mystery ingredients provided by the Easton Public Market and selected by Easton Market District Director Megan McBride. Cheer on Jeff Wagaman, Chef at Brick Tavern Inn,
Esteban Morales, Dining Services Director at Fountain View At Logan Square, and
Tahir Baldwin, Executive Chef at Pearly Bakers Ale House.
3 Mayors’ Cook-off
SUNDAY 1 PM
Three mayors will face off in a garlic throw down of epic proportions! Each will bring one of their local chefs to battle it out in a judged cooking competition. Come cheer for your favorite city!
Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. with EGF Headline Chef Abe Lopez of Stoke Coal Fire Pizza
Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk with Armando Rodriguez-Caro from La Frikitona food truck
Phillipsburg Mayor Todd Tersigni with from Pizza Village
Chef's Choice Cook-Off
SUNDAY 3 PM
EGF Headline Chef/Executive Chef Abe Lopez of Stoke Coal Fire Pizza takes on Executive Chef and Owner Shawn Doyle of The Savory Grille in a garlic head-to-head battle.
Enjoy this sizzlin' competition and watch to see who can wow the judges!
Live Music Lineup
Sizzlin’ Latin Quarter Stage
10 am - 6 pm - DJ Melvin Media Isla from the Dominican Republic
Noon - 1 pm - Tango performance by Pierre Baston and Malgorzata Rokicki
3 - 5 pm - Live music by Latin Pop Band Fabry from Uruguay
10 am - 6 pm - DJ Franklin Morel from the Dominican Republic
12 - 1 pm - Mariachi performance by Mariangel from Mexico
1 - 1:45 pm - "Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny and Carol G Bobbleheads" performance
2:30 - 4:30 pm - Salsa Band Hector Rosado y su Orquesta from Bethlehem
Saturday - "Blues & Booze & Brews"
10 am - Noon: The Hazmats
12:30 - 2:30 pm: The Bobcats
3 - 6 pm: Fish Eyed Blues
Sunday - "Sunday Speakeasy"
10 - 11:30 am: First Annual Malodorous Melodies Karaoke Contest hosted by Charlton Plaza
Noon - 2 pm: Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society
2 pm: Big Easy Easton Brass Parade Kickoff
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society Encore
3:45 - 4 pm: Malodorous Melodies Winners Lounge
4:30 - 6 pm: Patrick Poladian JazzWorld Trio
Northampton & 4th Streets
10 am - 6 pm both days: DJ Rich Williams spinning live sets
Plus roving entertainment throughout the festival, including stilt walkers, jugglers, a clown and more!
Little Stinkers' Row
We know kids like to STINK IT UP as much as adults do. So we dedicate a section of the festival to them. Here’s what they can find on Little Stinkers Row on N. 3rd Street.
Moon bounce, obstacle course & trackless train -
($3 per ride - cash only)
Games of chance (fees apply - cash only)
Face painter (fees apply - cash only)
Make your own paper garlic hat (free)
Balloons The Clown at the Culinary Kids Stage - 12:20 pm
Ray Grins Comedy Juggling Show - on the Centre Square Stage by the fountain - 2 pm
Easton Arts Academy Elementary Charter School 4th & 5th grade select ensemble performance - on the Centre Square Stage by the fountain - 2 pm
Also strolling performers throughout the event
including stilt walkers Grins & Grins, jugglers, Earl the Accordionist,
and our mascot STINKY with the Wilson High School Cheerleaders!
Sign up for the Culinary Kids Cooking Contest
Both days at 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
Both days at 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!
2023 Headline Chef
EXECUTIVE CHEF ABE LOPEZ
STOKE COAL FIRE PIZZA & BAR
Easton Garlic Fest is excited to announce that Stoke Coal Fire Pizza & Bar Executive Chef Abe Lopez will return as our 2023 Headline Chef!
He's the most winning chef in Easton Garlic Fest history!
He’ll take on his fellow chefs in cooking competitions on the Stinkin' Culinary Stage sponsored by People First Federal Credit Union, including the Chef’s Choice Cook-off and the Mayors’ Cook-off on Saturday. Come watch him cook up a garlicky storm and cheer him on!