The Gilroy Garlic festival takes place in Gilroy, California â€“ and itâ€™s something that Edward Cullen may want to avoid.Â Why? Garlic is one of the antidotes to a vampire, meaning itâ€™s one of the few ways you can kill the un-dead. If his arch nemesis finds him there, who knows what could happen. Â Â However, if you are living garlic is believed to have some benefits.
Besides clearing a room with your bad breath, some claim that the substance can help with the pain of a toothache, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and even shrink warts and ward off colds.Â In ancient Egypt, garlic was used extensively for medical purposes.
Before chowinâ€™ down on a bowl of stinky stuff to treat yourself for medical ailments â€“ talk to your doctor. Only they can recommend treatment, and thereâ€™s no official word from any medical society or the FDA that garlic works on these levels.
Although Team Jacob may wish to come to the Gilroy Garlic Festival, it wonâ€™t be the best place for Team Edward. Anyone who comes in contact with a vampire shouldnâ€™t have garlic around them.
The festival takes place this weekend (July 23, 24, and 25) in Gilroy, California. Adult admission is $17, with children 6-12 $8, and children under 6 Free. If you are alive and well, and in the San Jose area, you should head on down to the festivities.Â There are a lot of fun things to do, and a lot of delicious dishes to try (if you like garlic).Â There’s also a Miss Gilroy Garlic Beauty pageant!