Published in the July 19 – August 1, 2017 issue of Gilroy Life

Above, a Pyro Chef creates for 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival attendees a flame-one, one of the most popular attractions at Gourmet Alley every year.

Above, a girl enjoys a free sample of garlic-flavored ice cream.

Above last year’s festival board president, Dave Reynolds, lights the flame on the giant bulb to start the 2016 garlic gala. The sign shows the total amount of money raised during the entire span of the world-famous festival.

Photos by Morgan Hill Life