Garlic, garlic everywhere and plenty of drops to drink
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
Rain did not dampen the spirits of the garlic lovers as the harvest-festival style event, the Hills Garlic Festival, drew close to the 6,000 people it pulled in last year.
Although rain never abated in New Denver during the day-long festival on Sunday, people were treated to over 130 vendors displaying wares from, hmmm, garlic to zucchini, and everything in between.
The event represented the closest and largest thing the West Kootenay has to a bonafide harvest festival, pulling in some of the best in produce (and garlic) from across the region, with art, crafts and food vendors thrown in for good measure.
There may still be several weeks of decent weather in the wings before a chill takes up permanent residence in the air, but the festival typically marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall.
What a way to end it. Deep fried garlic ice cream anyone?