Mince it, crush it, roast it, toast it—what can't you do with garlic? Lovers of "the stinking rose" can celebrate the versatile vegetable at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival on Saturday, September 27, from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, September 28, from 10am to 5pm, at Cantine Field in Saugerties. With garlic ice cream in hand, visitors can hear a number of lecturers, including Garlic Seed Foundation and Rose Valley Farm owner David Stern. Local farms such as Garlic by Ireland Farm and Fraser will offer a several garlic varieties and other assorted vegetables. Plus, enjoy handmade items by local craftspeople, five stages of live music, pumpkin decorating for the kids, and a huge assortment of tasty carnival treats—all with a garlic twist. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors in advance, or $10 day-of. (845) 246-3090; Hvgf.org.