This post isn’t for the vampires out there because it’s time to talk about Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Second Annual Garlic Festival, the place to celebrate all things garlic.


While this may be at an olive mill, Queen Creek Olive Mill is no stranger to garlic. You’ll learn how to grow and harvest your own garlic from the best of the best!


Come for the free tastings and cooking demos, but stay for the entertainment. Enjoy the live music after checking out the wine garden and beer tent. Other activities at the festival include a garlic recipe contest, garlic food specials, garlic sampling and the opportunity to purchase freshly harvested garlic from the mill by the pound.


If all the garlic and fun gets you hungry, The Pit Bar and Grill will be serving all sorts of garlic themed specials. If you count yourself as an adventurous garlic aficionado, be sure to try the garlic gelato. The Grilled Cheese Truck, Rockstar Hot Dogs, and Queso Good food trucks will also be featuring specialty garlic dishes.


Fun is to be had both days of the festival, September 19 and 20, and admission is free but we recommend bringing some breath mints for everyone.


We’d love to see all the garlic-themed fun you’ll be having! Be sure to tag @VisitMesa and Queen Creek Olive Mill at @TOQC_official.