Here are our wonderful vendors and links to help you find them directly! Information about the Unveiling of the 39th NW Garlic Festival Poster for the Festival That Did Not Happen will be updated here too. But first a poem by local writer Jan Bono…with much thanks 🙂
To Our Garlic-Loving Friends:
We’re sorry we must cancel this year’s Fest,
A celebration of the bulb we all love best! The average American eats two pounds a year. But there aren’t any “AVERAGE” Americans here! Related to onion, shallot, chive, and leek, These tasty cloves help you function at your peak. Garlic lowers blood pressure, and quells inflammation, And as an antioxidant, it’s quite the sensation! It can help you to keep your cholesterol numbers low, And reduce blood clotting (in case you didn’t know). Whether used medicinally, or as a cooking treat, A spaghetti sauce without it, isn’t fit to eat! It’s a fabulous seasoning, and tastes really great, But if you have some yourself, please bring some for your date! It’s fondly referred to as the Stinkin’ Rose, A strong whiff of garlic will keep you on your toes. This natural repellent keeps mosquitoes at bay, And legend says vampires will also stay away. So whether on toast, bruschetta, or tots, Garlic’s the flavor we all love lots! Now we’re planning to see you in 20-22 But meanwhile, there’s something we’d like you to do: Your continued support, online or in store, Keeps our vendors in business, when you’re wanting more! So check out their links, and show them you care, Do your holiday shopping, right there in your chair!
by Jan Bono
Here Are the Vendors ~ Time to Shop!
Jan Bono Books – The wonderful poem on this page was written by Jan Bono. It perfectly encompasses her wry way of looking at things and her talent. A “real” native to the area, after teaching for 30 years, Jan turned her love of writing into a second career. The Sylvia Avery Mystery Series, are cozy mysteries set right on the Long Beach Peninsula, in the southwest corner of Washington state. And Sylvia is just one example of her writing endeavors. Visit her and WEBSITE for more information on ordering and to find out where she will be in person for that autographed tome! Facebook page
Fireside Classics – Tami J. Whitmore is an author specializing in children’s books about the peninsula. Some of those titles are: Beach Birds with Photography by Madeline Kalbach, What Not To Do at the Beach (a safety book), A Beach Photo Album, Dudley” Harvest; A Dog on a Bog with illustrations by Emily Puterbaugh, The Porter Girls & the Sea Quest and A Beach Chronicle Coloring Book. All of Tami’s books are available on . Choose Books category, then type in Tami J. Whitmore Amazon
The Grater Good – Handmade ceramic garlic and ginger graters. These are a must have for people who cook with garlic. This vendor does many local markets. As soon as we receive her new Facebook page contact information we will post it here. For now, if you have a question, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with Grater Good in the subject line. We will make sure it is forwarded.
Boondocks Vintique – Here you will find, gently used items, antiques, vintage and collectibles, books, shoes, purses, home décor items, handcrafted items and much more! This is a photo of their specially designed garlic engraved cutting board! Nancy has a 5 Star rating on …Eclectic certainly describes her fun and wonderful items! You may also shop her online at Etsy Columbia River Arts (listed as Creatively Upcycled Art).
Soap With a Twist – John and Melody Frach have been making hand-made soap since 2011. Their goal is to provide an all-natural soap that is great for your skin and the environment. At the 2019 Garlic Festival, people loved their cute, bone shaped garlic soap that also works against fleas. They loved their good smelling soap too. This year Melody was adding her textile work and quilts to the mix. You may contact and shop these Westport, WA artisans via their or WEBSITE . Facebook page
But if you want to see Boondocks Vintique‘s ware in person, simply visit (Booth #22) Forgotten Treasures Antiques & Collectibles Mall located in Ocean Park at 1904 & 1910 Bay Avenue. She is also in Phogbounders Antique Mall (892 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR).
All Seasons Resale – When you shop with All Seasons you help support our small family business as well as our local community through donations and sponsorships including our own Starfish Project. Offerings include consigned and new items for the whole family including clothing, baby equipment, and toys. Our retail products include Melissa and Doug toys, amber teething necklaces, Robeez and Kidtoes shoes as well as many other individually sourced items. Check out their and WEBSITE pages. Facebook
Crafty Belles Boutique – Handmade tumblers, wreaths, coasters, crocheted scarves & blankets…visit them on their Facebook page to join the group. Facebook Live events!
Oliver’s Gourmet – If you’re into “pickled stuff”, you’ve come to the right place! Oliver’s specializes in pickled garlic and olives. Their “cold packed” process insures that everything is crispy and crunchy. They also have pickled veggies such as asparagus, green beans and okra. Sid’s and Jack’s also carry their brand as well as local, seasonal markets! To see their product line and order online visit their ! WEBSITE
Garlic Gourmay – Flavor starts here – A family run business featuring delicious seasonings, marinades, pickled garlic, olives, dips, mustards and dressings…visit their for online ordering, recipes and show information. You can also find them in our area during market season! https://garlicgourmay.com https://www.facebook.com/GarlicGourmay/ WEBSITE
Garlic Gourmay also has a page that helps you keep up with their market schedule and the latest news on their products! Facebook
Bay City Sausage – This festival favorite is actually a small family run store specializing in making smoked sausages and beef jerky. They also custom vacuum pack and process fish and wild game. The Aberdeen store, located at 2249 State Route 105, is open 7 days a week!
Bay City Sausage Check out their page for more information…it was no mistake that this food stand was placed near the Chamber’s tent…everything always smells sooooo good! https://www.facebook.com/baycitysausage Facebook
Terrel’s Texas Bar-B-Que – Terrel’s Texas Bar-B-Que is a professional catering company in the Portland Oregon area. Specializing in slow smoked barbecued meats such as pulled pork, pork ribs, garlicky chicken, beef hot mamas as well as delicious sides. For information on Their delicious catering options visit their page! https://www.facebook.com/TerrelsTexasBarBQue Facebook
Streetside Pizza Ocean Park – David was actually bringing his mini-donut stand to the festival, but here’s where you can find great pizza at his ongoing Ocean Park establishment! Online ordering via the or WEBSITE for updates…yum. Facebook
Great Northwest Popcorn – How can you have a festival without popcorn? Garlic popcorn and chocolate dipped cloves were coming this year, but for now, check out their page and keep an eye out for them every week of October at the Facebook in Puyallup. Picha Farm Pumpkin Patch
Willapa River Farms – A 5th generation family farm located outside of Raymond Washington and bordering the Willapa River which has for millions of years left rich deposits of topsoil for excellent growing. They practice natural and sustainable farming, using only natural fertilizers and no chemicals. Fresh garlic bulb seed and eating garlic available by the pound this fall are: Music, Spanish Roja and Elephant. Visit their for ordering information and contact info. WEBSITE Woohoo Winery is also associated with Willapa River Farms. Visit Woohoo Winery’s or Facebook for more information! WEBSITE Cheers!
Creative Aarts – Creative African Arts offers a selection of quality and unique African arts ranging from wood carvings, various assorted hand bags, tripod stools, beaded bracelets, woven hats and baskets collected from East Africa. Visit their for information on shopping! WEBSITE
Camp Victory for Children – Our Mission ~ To empower survivors of childhood sexual abuse to discover and embrace their self-value and encourage movement toward healing by providing camps and supportive programs that create community and build resiliency. Camp Victory provides a safe, nurturing environment where campers can heal and thrive in a supportive community. There is no cost to attend. Volunteers are carefully screened and trained. Camp Victory is a private, 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization Visit their for information on programs and donations. WEBSITE
Peninsula Arts Association – PAA’s mission is: To encourage, stimulate, support, and promote creative expression by individuals, groups and our community. PAA supports a yearly Scholarship Award to a graduating High School Senior as well as a Youth Art Enrichment Program. PAA produces a number of events including art shows and artists open studio tours. They were selling past year’s Garlic Festival posters as a fundraising to support the above endeavors (call 360-957-0360). Visit PAA’s and WEBSITE page for information on upcoming shows as well as snapshots of all the diverse and talented artists in the association. Facebook 39th NW Garlic Poster for the Festival That Did Not Happen!
An instant collectible 🙂
Artist Helen Marston, of Ocean Park, and her original art for this year’s 39th NW Garlic Festival Poster (from the festival that did not happen). Posters on sale at the OPACC office ~ 1715 Bay Ave ~ Tues thru Sat, noon to 4 pm ~ $20 (cash or check). Proceeds fund OPACC Infrastructure program.