Calling all foodies! When you visit Galena, IL, you’ll find many annual festivals and events commemorating our local culture. One of our favorite food lover’s events at Farmers Guest House is the Midwest Garlic Fest. Also known as the Midwest Garlic Festival, you’ll not only smell the tantalizing aromas of this beloved spice but also see Susan Steffan, our innkeeper and “The Breakfast Diva,” preparing something wonderful. During your stay with us, attending this two-day extravaganza from August 10-11, 2019, at Terrapin Park in nearby Elizabeth, IL, will make a tasty addition to your getaway!
Let us at Farmers Guest House help you create the ultimate vacation this year. When you request a copy of our free Vacation Guide, you’ll find the best things to do in Galena! You’ll be delighted by our favorite annual events like the Midwest Garlic Fest, specialty boutiques, and natural escapes. Our guide also features the stunning accommodations and premier spa services at our rustic bed and breakfast!
How to Make the Most of Your Midwest Garlic Fest Experience
As you walk around the Midwest Garlic Fest, you’ll see many savory small plates and sumptuous specialties. For your convenience, we urge you to bring cash, so you can indulge in the gourmet cuisine even faster. It also makes it easier to purchase tickets. Read over our local insights to find out everything you can enjoy at this wonderful 2017 garlic festival!
What You Can Indulge In
No annual celebration in our northwestern corner of Illinois is complete without the smells of wonderful food filling the air. That’s all you’ll find at the 2017 Midwest Garlic Festival! Each delicious dish is seasoned to perfection with hints of locally sourced garlic, which celebrates our community’s ties with local farms, eateries, chefs, and other businesses. This beloved herb is also paired with everything, including beer, produce, and even a kissing booth. If you want to taste more of this delightful spice, try the many quaint restaurants on the Helluva Half Mile in downtown Galena!
Meet “The Breakfast Diva” Herself
WIth so many food tents showcasing gourmet treats, we urge you to watch our one and only “Breakfast Diva” in action. The lovely Susan Steffan provides cooking demonstrations with garlic and how to create the perfect meal with this flavorful spice. Have you heard of her before? You may have seen her when she won an episode on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship. If you want to experience her cooking before or after the Midwest Garlic Fest, delight in her gourmet breakfast when you stay at Farmers Guest House!
Who’s Taking Center Stage
In addition to the wonderful food and our beloved Susan, you’ll hear the delightful sounds of live entertainment at the Midwest Garlic Festival. There are several acts slated to perform at this year’s event. These talents include Chris Cavanaugh, Kevin Lee & the Kings, and performers from the Elizabeth Dance Center. You can also participate in the motorcycle ride led by Patrick Capone, a radio personality on 103.9 The Fox. Whatever way you decide to be entertained, you’re sure to have a great time at this culinary celebration!
Spend Time With Susan and Don at Farmers Guest House
Once you experience the Midwest Garlic Fest, relax in your historic accommodation at our beautifully appointed bed and breakfast. Farmers Guest House offers a convenient location in downtown Galena, IL, and features a stunning selection of nine romantic retreats. Each of our accommodations features elegant antiques, restored hardwood floors, and cozy bathrooms.
Do you want to stay a little longer? Ask us about our Extend the Weekend Special! Since Friday and Saturday just aren’t enough time to enjoy a getaway with your significant other, take 50% off either Thursday or Sunday night! When you wake each morning with us, treat yourself to our gourmet breakfast, artfully prepared by Susan, and enjoy freshly brewed coffee in one of our signature mugs. You can enjoy our WineTime every evening at 5 p.m. and enjoy the lively conversation, friendly atmosphere, tasty hor ‘d oeuvres, and savory wine! With delicious food and relaxing amenities, why wait to stay at Farmers Guest House?