Garlic, garlic and lots of fun at the Koonya Garlic Festival!

I haven’t been getting out enough lately with the camera, due to being ‘busy, busy, busy’ and lately, to a broken wrist which restricted me from driving.  But had the pesky plaster off on Monday, so yesterday we trotted off to the Tasman Peninsula  for the third annual Koonya Garlic Festival – described as “a one day celebration of garlic through community produce, food & drink, music and educational talks.  This is THE PLACE to trade or buy garlic, garlic breath or garlic tales.”

All images with Fuji X-T1 and XC 18-55 f2.8 lens

Held at the lovely grounds round the Community Hall and Bushfire Brigade shed, it’s a real fun outing.  At just a gold coin donation to the local SES for entry, it’s a bargain.

We even got a couple of bags of sheep poo for OUR garlic bed, ready for autumn planting.  We finally have our shit together!

Included on the program of events are talks, tastings, cooking demos and fun activities for the kids such as a garlic and spoon race and a garlic pinyata.

There’s also a garlic competition with prizes in the hard and soft neck varieties.

And lots of lovely Tasmanian food, wine and other goodies on show.

And if you got tired, well there is always the grass for that quick ‘revive me’ nap we all sometimes need during a long day out


Recommend the festival to anyone who likes garlic, fine food, good produce and a fun day out.


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