For over 30 years it has been “Chic to Reek” in Ocean Park on the 3rd weekend in June. Come join us for two fun-filled days of musical entertainment, plus food and craft vendors. This is the ideal place to buy all of the garlic variety items and condiments that you cannot find at your local stores. The 39th NW Garlic Festival should have happened in 2020, but we all know how that year turned out…2021 will now be the 39th year!
Celebrate the passion for this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make their annual pilgrimage to the NW Garlic Festival which is held each June in the seaside community of Ocean Park, Washington, located on the Long Beach Peninsula. This GARLIC Olympics of Gastronomy is not held for the region’s GARLIC growing ability. This Festival was born out of love of great, GARLIC laden cuisine!
Specialty food and craft vendors will offer up this supernaturally-powered herb, prepared and put to use in every imaginable way including some ways that go beyond. Where else could indulgence be so healthy? Don’t miss the succulent GARLIC food or GARLIC ice cream and many other ways to use GARLIC.
GARLIC decor is the hottest fashion trend for home and garden, find it here first! GARLIC birdhouses and wind chimes, GARLIC pottery, and art. Personal items such as hand made soaps of GARLIC and rosemary are particularly popular. Jewelry, hats and, clothing laden with GARLIC abound.
Garlic Poster Contest
As in previous years, OPACC will hold a NW Garlic Poster contest. Limited editions of 100, showcasing the winning artwork, are announced and on sale the week before the festival at the Unveiling. Posters remain on sale at the festival until they are sold out. The original artwork is auctioned during the event too! Entry information and applications will be up very soon. The contest is open to amateur artists of all ages.
Mark Your Calendar
We invite you to abandon your mouthwash and head for the coast. This is a great family event. Mark your calendar to attend the ANNUAL NORTHWEST GARLIC FESTIVAL.
September 18 & 19, 2021
Port of the Peninsula
3311 275th ST
Nahcotta, WA 98640
3 1/2 hours from Seattle and 2 1/2 hours from Portland.
Vendor Applications Soon!
Just a Little History
Although the festival has been produced by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce for the last many years, it started as a smaller celebration by Chefs Jimella Lucas and Nanci Main, then owners of the world-famous Ark Restaurant in Nahcotta, Washington. From that early beginning in 1982 the festival has grown to its present size. Sadly, Jimella Lucas has passed away but Chef Nancy Main still lives in Ocean Park and is a very busy community member. Many also know their names as the purveyors of garlic ice cream…they also wrote several cookbooks that are sought after 🙂
Note: The Chamber is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization. The Executive Board of OPACC has determined that Chamber sponsored events such as: the July 4th Parade, Art in the Park, the NW Garlic Festival, and other such sponsored events, will not allow political candidates to participate, or political party materials be displayed. Those holding current government positions are welcome. We reserve the right to remove such participants and/or materials either prior to assembly/set-up, at assembly/set-up or at any time during the event.