Press Release

Garlic festival to benefit KidsPeace New England

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine  – Local restaurants, musicians, brewers and garlic growers will celebrate at the 14th annual garlic festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Smuggler’s Den Campground to benefit KidsPeace New England Autism Spectrum Disorders Program.

Frank Pendola, who started the garlic festival with just a few friends who gathered to celebrate the harvesting of his garlic crop, says he enjoys the chance to make a difference with the event.

In addition to food, the festival will offer music and other entertainment, including dog agility demonstrations. Admission is $5.

For information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, visit and click on Special Events.


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