The 6th Annual Dragoon Garlic Festival

This article authored by: Catherine Hallberg

Dragoon Garlic Festival boothToday, Rob & I attended one of our favorite yearly events, the Dragoon Garlic Festival.

Located off exit 318 of I-10 just East of Benson, what this show lacks in size, it more than makes up for in quality. Local vendors come to sell home-made goods ranging from pasta to soap to artwork to specialty cooking oils and more. Of course the main attraction is the garlic, which comes in a variety of flavors and sizes. There’s also a food truck featuring Garlic Chocolate Chip Cookies and Garlic Ice Cream.

The Rich Crest Farms booth is a must for me as I buy fresh garlic, Nutty Chipotle Salsa and Sizzling Sun Relish. Rob & I always make a stop at the pasta stand for some home-made pasta. They’ve got an extensive selection. This year we bought the lemon. Can’t wait to try it!

One of my favorite booths is the one with Goat’s Milk Soap. For those of you who’ve not tried this, it makes your skin glow and feel smooth. Not to mention all the great scents. I got Ginger and some Sedona Ocher.

My new find was a hat vendor who carries all sorts of straw hats. Couldn’t resist trying them on and ended up with a Red Hatred one with loads of glitz.

This is the 6th year for this show and it’s usually in July. Located on a dirt road in the Triangle T Guest Ranch, you can spend some time touring the ranch, enjoying the giant boulder formations or visiting one of the locations where the movie “310 to Yuma was filmed.

It won’t take all day, but I guarantee you won’t leave empty-handed!!

Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Since 2008, they have been ranked in the top 5% to 8% of all U.S. REALTORS®. Send Rob and Catherine an email  for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667.


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