The Koonya Garlic Festival is special, with its own unique ambience. that attracts thousands of passionate garlic lovers, garlic growers and foodies each year from throughout Tasmania & beyond!
"The garlic festival at Koonya is quirky and quaint, with a spirit of hospitality and inclusiveness that is intrinsic to this little corner of the earth. The quiet, sleepy hamlet of Koonya awakens with the gathering of garlic lovers from far and wide. The hall is spruced and adorned, the marquee is erected and the grounds prepared for a day of great celebration. The aroma of garlic-infused dishes, prepared by well known regional and Tasmanian chefs, fill the air and mingle enticingly with the sound of music and laughter, chatter and hubbub. Local celebrities enter into the spirit of the festival with enthusiastic presentations and experts in the field of garlic growing give informative talks to those who aspire to better results in their crops ..... Certainly at the festival, homage is paid to the humble but dynamic bulb, celebrated for its undeniable place in history ..... And above all else its contribution to culinary history both past and present". (Sally Wise, Garlic Feast Cookbook, 2016).