2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Christmas Hill Park Gilroy, California
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in the United States, held annually in Gilroy, California on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park. Attendees enjoy three stages full of musical entertainment, a Great Garlic Cook-off, celebrity cooking demonstrations, a garlic braiding workshop, a children's area, arts and crafts, and many interactive displays. Over 4,000 volunteers from more than 150 non-profit groups make the festival possible, and over three million people have reportedly come to the festival since it began. [from wikipedia]
Booths Children's Area Drink Entry Into Food Garlic Mercantile Mobile Climbing Wall Music Venues Parasols The Fair Generally Zipline
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Booths, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

A booth (market stall) is a typically immobile, temporary structure erected by merchants to display and shelter their merchandise in a street market or other setting. Stalls are easily erected, taken down or simply moved on wheels. The same type of stall is also used as a display area at fairs and conventions. Some commercial marketplaces, including market squares or flea markets, may erect (or allow merchants to erect) more permanent stalls. [paraphrased from wikipedia]

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Children's Area, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, At Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".[from wikipedia]

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Drink, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

A drink or beverage is a liquid intended for human consumption.In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks include plain water, milk, juices, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor, which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture and development for 8,000 years.[from wikipedia]

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Entry Into, The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

There were at least three entrances to the event. This particular entrance was the one used by shuttles, such as the buses fromthe Caltrain "Garlic Train." The walk in from the bus was about 100 meters (about 100 yards), slightly downhill.

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Food, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. [from wikipedia]

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Garlic Mercantile, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, At Christmas Hill Park, In Gilroy, California

Trade, or commerce, involves the transfer of goods or services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money. A network that allows trade is called a market. Retail trade consists of the sale of goods or merchandise from a very fixed location, such as a department store, boutique or kiosk, online or by mail, in small or individual lots for direct consumption or use by the purchaser.[from wikipedia]

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The Fair Generally, 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in the United States, held annually in Gilroy, California on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park. Attendees enjoy three stages full of musical entertainment, a Great Garlic Cook-off, celebrity cooking demonstrations, a garlic braiding workshop, a children's area, arts and crafts, and many interactive displays. Over 4,000 volunteers from more than 150 non-profit groups make the festival possible, and over three million people have reportedly come to the festival since it began. [from wikipedia]

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Mobile Climbing Wall, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, At Christmas Hill Park, In Gilroy, California

A climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet, usually used for indoor climbing, but sometimes located outdoors. Some are brick or wooden constructions, but on most modern walls, the material most often used is a thick multiplex board with holes drilled into it. Recently, manufactured steel and aluminum have also been used. The wall may have places to attach belay ropes, but may also be used to practice lead climbing or bouldering.[from wikipedia]

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Music Venues, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

A music venue is any location used for a concert or musical performance. A music venue range in size and location, from an outdoor bandshell or bandstand or a concert hall to an indoor sports stadium. Typically, different types of venues host different genres of music. Opera houses, bandshells, and concert halls host classical music performances, whereas public houses, nightclubs, and discothéques offer music in contemporary genres, such as rock, dance, country and pop.[from wikipedia]

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Parasols, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, At Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

An umbrella or parasol is a folding canopy supported by wooden or metal ribs, which is usually mounted on a wooden, metal, or plastic pole. It is designed to protect a person against rain or sunlight. The word "umbrella" typically refers to a device used for protection from rain. The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun. Often the difference is the material used for the canopy; some parasols are not waterproof. Umbrella canopies may be made of fabric or flexible plastic.[from wikipedia]

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Zipline, In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, At Christmas Hill Park, In Gilroy, California

A zip-line (or zip line, zipline, Sypline, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide, flying fox, or foefie slide in South Africa) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. [from wikipedia]

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