Get your stink on
Pack the breath mints: It’s garlic time.
Head north to the 25th annual Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at Shawnee Mountain
Ski Area, East Stroudsburg.
First, there’s the food. You’ll find everything from savory to sweet and full of garlic:
Here are just a few to whet your appetite:
Bull & Bear Restaurant (Allentown) will have garliclaced spanakopita; gyros; grape leaves, including garlic-laced lamb and beef gyros.
Sweet summer corn roasted on-site and smothered with fresh garlic butter.
Sycamore Grille (Delaware Water Gap) will have its famous roasted garlic crab cakes, garlicdrenched fries, roasted garlic and cheese risotto croquettes, Parmesan andgarlic wings, sausage and chicken soup.
Ducky’s Sno Shaved Ice Shaved ice with a wide array of flavors, including garlic.
The 6th Annual Garlic Eating Contest will be held at 2:30 p.m. both days, with first- and second-place prizes awarded to those who can eat the most garlic in one minute. (Sign-up is no later than 1:30 p.m each day and the first 10 contestants will be accepted.)
You’ll also find a variety of craft vendors selling garlicthemed pottery and paintings. There will also be live music featured on the main stage and strolling the festival grounds, educational demonstrations, and plenty of children’s activities.
How much: $9, $15 for both days in advance for adults; $12.50, $17 for both days at the door, adults; $7.50, $15 for both days, children 5 to 12 in advance; $8.50, $17 for both days at the door; under 5 free.
Info: https:// www.shawneemt.com/events/ pocono-garlic-harvest-festival
The Annual Pocono Garlic Festival returns Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at Shawnee Mountain.