The Gilroy Garlic Festival (Photo courtesy Bill Strange Photography)

The Gilroy Garlic Festival (Photo courtesy Bill Strange Photography)

Gilroy Garlic Festival starts Friday

The Gilroy Garlic Festival starts Friday, featuring three days of food, drinks, arts and entertainment.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Friday through Sunday at Christmas Hill Park, with tickets costing $20 per day for adults.

Caltrain will be offering a special charter train to the festival that departs from San Jose’s Diridon station at 10 a.m. and leaves Gilroy at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will provide shuttle service from the Gilroy station to the festival beginning at 10:30 a.m. and departing the festival at 3:45 p.m. The last shuttle leaves the festival at 4:40 p.m. both days.

According to the festival’s website, tickets for the charter train are not available via Caltrain. They include entry to the festival and must be purchased online at

More information about the festival can be found at

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