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42nd Northwest Garlic Festival

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More information on the 42nd NW Garlic Festival Coming Soon! Until then, enjoy some pictures and information from last year below. Please use the “Click Here to Join Our Mailing List” button at the top of the page to get updates as they become available.

This lovely lady, Loretta, is the seamstress who made the original (and only) Clove family costumes…we were delighted to see her at the 2023 event with Mr. & Mrs. Clove.

VENDORS at last year’s NW Garlic Festival!

Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to produce this well loved event. Please consider volunteering as one of the Garlic Festival Crew in 2024. You don’t have to be a chamber member to help and remember…many hands make light work…plus, it’s fun to boot!

2024 NW Garlic Festival Poster

The 42nd NW Garlic Festival poster contest news will be announced soon.

Last year’s poster is available to purchase at the Ocean Park Area Chamber office ~ Cost is $20 ~ cash or check. 1715 Bay Ave, OP ~ open tue to Sat noon to 4 pm…360-665-4448.
A portion of all fundraising proceeds will be donated to local youth organizations. In 2022 we were happy to donate to FOOPS ~ Friends of Ocean Park Elementary.

Helen Marston was 2023’s winning artist! Her fun and whimsical artwork hit the mark on the theme of the magic of garlic!

Don’t miss the Pom Pom Map!

At the festival entry tent, visitors are invited to find their home region on a large color coded map and then plop appropriately colored balls into containers to show just where the crowds hail from.

Entry to the festival is always free with ample street parking around Sheldon Park. Please do be mindful of the neighbors yards! Handicap parking is available close in. Signs will help direct you…if you have any questions during the festival, please head to the entry tent or look for someone with a Garlic Festival Crew badge.

Bringing Fido? Make sure all pets are leashed and please make use of baggie stations on the field.
Unruly four-legged guests will be asked to take their owners home πŸ˜‰
No smoking on festival field, please…

Clementine, an Ocean Park celebrity was, as always, the perfectly polite charmer at the 2022 festival.

Every September is the doorway to fall’s harvest and the beginning of holiday gift shopping…a crisp energy is in the air…it is a perfect time to savor all things garlic. Remember…it’s chic to reek!

After enjoying the festival, check out our villages and all OPACC members ~ Ocean Park, Klipsan Beach, Nahcotta, Surfside and Oysterville (as well as all of Pacific County) offer great food, lodging, shopping and incredible nature walks…and of course, there is the beach! Great to stroll, relax, beachcomb, and make sandcastles. We are a step away from the crowds on the north end of the peninsula, but we are filled with wonders to explore!

walking dog on ocean beach

42nd NW Garlic Festival Poster Contest Information…

Coming Soon!

Just a Little Garlic Festival 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 from the many delectable cookbooks they wrote that are sought after still πŸ™‚

Note: OPACC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization.  Political groups and political campaign activities are not allowed at OPACC events and meetings.