Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scene in Easton: Garlic Fest Celebrates the Stinkin' Rose

By Christina Georgiou

Overcast skies couldn't dim the spirits of the several thousand who visited the Easton Garlic Fest on Saturday.

The festival continues today, Sunday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.

Click on any photo for a better view.

Garlicky guacamole proved to be very popular.
"Queen" of the Easton Garlic Fest, chief organizer
Jo Moranville smiles as she makes her way to the next venue.

Easton Garlic Fest sound master Pete Reese
checks out his day's schedule in the program
The audience watches a cooking demo at the Stinkin' Culinary
Stage and patiently waits free samples.

Peter Felton, head chef for Pearly Baker's Alehouse demonstrates how to whip up some garlic macaroni and cheese.

Cast members from the Easton Haunted Walking Tour,
happening later this month, were on hand
to scare up some future victims.

Everone's got garlic on the brain at the Easton Garlic Fest,
but this is a more extreme case than most.

A vendor demonstrates how to use a garlic peeler and grater.

A fest-goer samples some of Fairview Farm's garlic hot pepper jelly. The Nazareth
farm specializes in growing garlic.

Little known fact: Easton is home to the real Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
And they're rather big Easton Peace Candle supporters...
Members of the Kfarsghab Club grill up some of their
famous garlic chicken sandwiches

With Election Day just a few weeks away, some
took the opportunity to connect with voters.

The Two Rivers Brewing Company crew distributed samples of what will be the flagship ales
of the new brew pub, looking to open in about a month.

The "bar" scene at the beer and wine tasting area.

Father and son stroll along Northampton Street, drinks in hand.

Little known fact about pirates, young...

...or grown up, they love garlic!

Two Easton Public Works employees partake of garlic pizza.

Easton animation artist Maciek Albrecht, of MaGiK Studios takes a whiff of his garlicky art purchase.

Easton Garlic Fest-goers sample locally grown garlic to pick the winner of the Garlic Growers' contest.

Garlic goes with everything!

Dave Rose,  the hot dog guy, above, sells his stuff
with a garlicky twist, while David Rose, the history guy,
tells festival guests about the Sigal Museum. Both live
in Easton but are not related.

These guys apparently take their garlic very seriously.

The Billy Bauer Band rocks the Easton band shell late on Saturday afternoon.


Volunteers for Easton Main Street sold garlic bread knots to aid their organization.

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