This fun, food-filled event showcases the ever-popular taste of Garlic. Attendees come to sample a variety of garlic creations from out-of-the-ordinary garlic ice cream, candy, cupcakes and cocktails, to the more usual pastas, sauces, breads, and butters. Held during the Evening Market, the fest features a Taste of Garlic Competition for the Savory and Sweet categories, as well as the very popular Garlic Queen and Princess Competitions. Attracts 5,000 attendees. Free to attend. Wednesday, August 16.

Garlic Royalty Contest

Celebrate Highwood invites anyone to enter the 2017 Garlic Royalty Contest at the 7th Annual Garlic Festival.

Highwood will crown the 7th Annual “Garlic Royalty” on the evening of Garlic Fest, Wednesday August 16th at 8pm. Each contestant will have up to one minute on stage to explain why they should be the next Garlic Representative. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges for speech, appearance and audience applause. The winner will receive a royal crown and be responsible for making a number of appearances at all major Highwood events and potential media appearances.

Mrs. Shannon Schine Piacenza, 2016 Garlic Queen, will pass down bragging rights and adorn the new Royal Garlic Representatives with his/her own crown.

There is no cost to enter! Submit your applications today for a chance to be crowned Highwood’s next Garlic Royalty.

Interested Garlic Princes or Princesses (aged 6 to 17 years), Garlic Kings and Queens (over 18 years) can sign up now at Garlic Royalty Contest

Questions call: 847.432.6000 or email




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