Stratford Garlic Festival 2011
On Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, the 11th, join us on a discounted bus tour from Toronto and Mississauga to the Stratford Garlic Festival. You will enjoy the outrageously aromatic array of regionally produced, ethnic and down-home food, to catch
a cooking demo or two, to meet a celebrity chef and learn the latest culinary trends, to learn garlic growing
techniques and to purchase garlic, garlic seed and garlic products to take home. The air is infused with the
“stinking rose” - the event is a culinary feast for the senses.
- Admission to the Stratford Garlic Festival
- Browse “The Garlic Market” with over 75 garlic, food and craft vendors.
- Watch a cooking demonstration or learn how to braid garlic
Demonstrations by Chef Darryl Fletcher of Chef D TV and
Cookbook Author, Rose Murray
- Listen to an educational talk on the techniques for growing your own garlic
- Sample delicious garlic delicacies
- Browse downtown Stratford
- Pick-up and return from Toronto and Mississauga
The Stratford Experience
A world of pleasures, simple and rare is yours in Stratford, a community Victorian in its roots, progressive in its attitudes and outstanding in its accomplishments. At home in the County of Perth, it lies 90 minutes west of Toronto and takes its place among the great stages of the world.
Standing high above the water's edge is the magnificent Stratford Shakespeare Festival, one of the world's leading repertory theatres. Four theatres house classical and modern dramas, musicals, and some of the finest Shakespeare productions in the world.
Festival fringe activities unmask the mysteries of the stage through writers, talks, music, workshops, and tours. The season runs from April to November.
Gallery Stratford and the Stratford-Perth Museum showcase exhibitions year round. Excellent shopping in a vibrant Victorian downtown includes
more art galleries, studios, book shops, and antiques.
Historical walks in the beautiful Shakespearean Gardens or along the peaceful Avon River, make your experience memorable.
Dining in Stratford is outstanding. Variety abounds in majestic settings, cozy and intimate or contemporary, light, and airy. Picnic along the Avon River
and watch the graceful swans float by. The choice is yours.
Other attractions in the area are the St Jacobs Market and Playhouse, Castle Kilbride, and the Huron County Playhouse to name a few.
The bus will depart from the Fairmont Royal York hotel's West Entrance at 9:05 am. The Fairmont Royal York is located just across the street from Union Station.
The bus will depart from Square One Mall at 9:50 am near the Rathburn Road Entrance.
Stratford Garlic Festival Celebrates Local Food
The awareness of an ecological footprint and market conditions are causing people to choose locally produced
food whenever possible. Southwestern Ontario produces some of the finest specialty garlic in the world. The
travelling consumer is looking to put a face on, and have a relationship with the folks who grow their food. An
appealing option is to “Catch a Ride” on your coach and lessen their environmental footprint.