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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival


Please see this overview of the shifts and the attached Family Participation Agreement for requirements.


Each family is required to volunteer for EACH of the following three areas for a total of THREE shifts:


1 - Booth shift: Gourmet Alley Sausages OR Gator Iced Tea Booth* on  Friday, Saturday OR Sunday

Gourmet Alley Booth Shift times:  9:00 - 2:15 / 2:00-7:15

*Tea Booth shifts we be available after we fill our Gourmet Alley shifts

1 - Garbage Pickup shift : Friday, Saturday OR Sunday. 6:00-8:30 p.m.

1 - Garbage Pickup shift : Monday OR Tuesday evening. 5:30-8:30 p.m.


BOOTH INFORMATION: Volunteers for Gourmet Alley should be 14 years of age or older but younger swimmers will be allowed if they are mature enough. Please check with Volunteer Coordinator on this if you have a younger swimmer that can help out! Volunteers for the Gator Iced Tea Booth must be 18 years or older.

GARBAGE PICKUP INFORMATION: Garbage Pickup is a family event. All swimmers and at least one parent must be present for the shifts. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate in picking up garbage in the festival or parking lot areas with their parents or another designated adult. We are given a maximum number of hours by the Festival. The more people signed up the faster we are done picking up each night, but most importantly, the more people we have out there the more money we earn! Please sign up as many friends and family who are willing to raise money for our Team! 

OTHER SIGN UP INFORMATION: When signing up, please be specific as to who will be volunteering for the shifts (booths – include ages) as information will be uploaded to the Garlic Festival Volunteer database, and nametags and tickets will be printed to enter the park during the Festival.


If you are unable to sign-up for the shifts listed above, please consider having a family member or friend volunteer in your place. The fee for not participating is $75 per shift. Please notify the volunteer coordinators if you will not be fulfilling the agreement. 


Your volunteer hours are much more important to the Team than the non-participation fee so please do everything you can to help us fill these hours!