For four decades, the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s famous Gourmet Alley has attracted strolling visitors with its pungent aroma, enticing flavors, jaw-dropping pyrotechnics, and community spirit.
Now imagine the world’s most delicious alleyway as a pre-ordered drive-thru, experiencing the “Taste of the Festival”.
Planned over two weekends of July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1 at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, this summer’s new drive-thru format will allow guests to enjoy the spirit and flavor of Gourmet Alley. Fans will be able to pre-order some of their favorites, from juicy pepper steak sandwiches to succulent scampi, world-renowned garlic bread, and much more.
“We have all been confronted with so many changes due to COVID-19,” said Tom Cline, current president of the association, which has distributed more than $12 million to community groups since 1979. “There is a great community desire to see some reminders of Festival past that highlight our community, our commitment to our non-profit partners, and, of course, our love of Garlic.”
The drive-thru Gourmet Alley will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays and
from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The menu includes the following:
The Farm-To-Table Dinner dinner at Fortino Winery (4525 Hecker Pass Highway) takes place on the evening of Saturday, July 24. The Garlic Festival Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 30 at Gilroy Golf Course (2695 Hecker Pass Road). Additional details will be posted on the association’s website at www.gilroygarlicfestivalassociation.com.
Savor a Farm-to-Table dinner at Fortino’s Winery (located at 4525 Hecker Pass Highway) on the evening of Saturday, July 24th. Stay tuned for chef and menu details.
Golf for a cause at the Garlic Festival Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 30th at Gilroy Golf Course, located at 9402, 2695 Hecker Pass Road.
Golfers can sign up for the cause for $150. Hole sponsorships are available for $500, along with numerous other sponsorship opportunities. The event will include a silent auction and great Garlic Festival Food. Proceeds from the Gilroy Garlic Festival Golf Classic on July 30 at Gilroy Golf Course will benefit the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association, which has distributed more than $12 million to community groups since 1979.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Days 2021 takes place over the weekends of
July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1. This includes showcasing the distinctive food from Gourmet Alley at a series of drive-thru events at Gilroy Presbyterian Church. Other events include a Farm-to-Table dinner at Fortino Winery, along with the golf tournament.