8 // COASTWEEKEND.COM For the love of Garlic 38th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival promises new ﬂ avors, vendors IF YOU GO By PATTY HARDIN What: 38th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival FOR COAST WEEKEND When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16 E Where: Port of Peninsula, 3311 275th St. Nahcot- ta, Wash. Admission: Free. For more information, visit nwgarlicfestival.org xperience garlic as never before. Branded as the “Garlic Olympics of Gas- tronomy,” the 38th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival features many new additions this year. There are new vendors, new products, and a new location. Never fear: old favorites will be there, too. This year’s festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at the Port of the Penin- sula in Nahcotta, Wash. New ﬂ avors and vendors If it’s a new ﬂ avor you seek, check out Colum- bia Black Garlic from the The Dalles, Ore. They are a new vendor this year, and they’re offering a garlic with a sweet, mild ﬂ avor. “There are two grocery stores in Ocean Park and they are well-stocked with garlic during the festi- val,” said Bonnie Cozby, director of Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce. “This may be your only chance to see elephant garlic.” Visitors can look forward to more food options, Cozby said. There will be garlic fries and garlic fudge. If you aren’t sure about trying out garlic, consider chocolate-dipped fruit kabobs with optional garlic sprinkles. There will also be garlic décor for sale, including garlic bird houses and wind chimes, pottery and art. The Clove Brothers and Vince Stevens, Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce President, at the Northwest Garlic Festival. Attendees at the 2018 Northwest Garlic Festival.