The ninth annual Merville Garlic Fest takes place Aug. 16, 2020. Adobe Stock image

Merville’s annual Garlic Fest a ‘stinking good time’

Once again, it is time to hold your nose and prance on down to the Big Yellow Merville hall for the Ninth Annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, Aug. 16.

The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with raw garlic and other seasonal produce to choose from.

The Comox Valley is the ‘Land of Plenty’ and garlic is a mainstay crop here. Growers rally around the festival each year to be celebrated and to sell their saponaceous crop. Every year, there are dozens of different varieties of garlic offered by farmers, from pleasantly mild, to spicy hot.

This year, due to COVID restrictions, the hall kitchen will be serving neither food nor drink. In fact, all the activity this year will be outside, in the fresh air. Washroom activity will also be limited as customers are being encouraged to make their purchases to support the vendors and then leave the site to make way for other customers.

Parking will be One Way with the start at the north side of the site, on Fenwick Road, and the exit to the south through the gate and onto the highway. Please observe rules regarding handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing and be aware of the spread of the COVID virus. We want everyone to eat their garlic and stay healthy.

The Garlic Fest runs from noon to 4 p.m. No early birds please. Hope to see you at the hall for a stinkin’ good time!

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