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39th Northwest Garlic Festival New Date! September 18~19, 2021

SEE YOU IN 2021! FINGERS CROSSED 🙂 We have picked a new date for the festival and are hoping it will work out. The festival committee is planning and information to vendors, musicians and the public will be released in the 1st week of February.

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.

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!

Garlic Food

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

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.

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.

2021 dates to be announced
Saturday 10-6pm
Sunday 10-4pm


Port of the Peninsula
3311 275th ST
Nahcotta, WA 98640
3 1/2 hours from Seattle and 2 1/2 hours from Portland.

No Vendor Applications at This Time ~ Please check back for 2021 information

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. Jimella Lucas passed this last year however, Nancy Main is still participating through the current Klipsan Beach, Washington restaurant, Jimella and Nanci’s Market Café, and garlic aficionados will be able to savor their (surprisingly) delicious garlic ice cream.

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.