Garlic Festival 2023

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The Shoppes at Lafayette has a history of having a Garlic Weekend.  The Garlic Weekend is an extension of the Sunday Farmer’s Market.  The garlic “harvest” is typically Mid-October.  We celebrate this garlic harvest by inviting the garlic farmers in the Skylands region and beyond to participate in a weekend long harvest celebration.  This year we will have about 10 farmers/vendors that work specifically with garlic, our three normal farmers and more food and craft vendors.  This weekend really does celebrate the harvest.


2023 Garlic Festival Dates:

Saturday, October 14:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, October 15:  10:00am - 5:00pm


Beer Garden run by Czig Meister Brewery on the Village Green

Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck in the Crafty Farmers Market
Garlic Farmers and Farmers market 
Arts and Crafts vendors scattered on the DP Grass area, grass areas around the Village Green and other locations as needed. 

Limited indoor vendor space in the Village Hall will be available on a first come-first serve basis. 


Craft Vendor – Outdoor Space

One (1) Space: $70.00 per day - $140.00 for the weekend
Two (2) Spaces: $110.00 per day - $220.00 for the weekend
Three (3) Spaces $140.00 per day - $280.00 for the weekend
Limited Indoor space - $30.00 additional per day.

Vendor Information

Vendor Setup time: Subject to change as we get closer:

Saturday - 7:30am

Sunday - 7:30am


Operating Hours Saturday, October 14: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Operating Hours Sunday, October 15: 10:00am- 5:00pm


Break-down: Sunday night after 5:00pm


Vendor Vehicles will not be allowed in the inner roadway between 10:00am and 5:00pm


Vendors must bring their own tents, tables and chairs.  Tents must have weights in case of wind.  Vendors are responsible for following all Covid-19 restrictions in place the day of the festival. 


Food Vendors must have:

1. Sussex County Temporary Food Vendor Permit

2. Lafayette Food Vendor Permit

3.  Home bakers must have State issued home bakers permit with Sussex County Health Dept Inspection.

Food Truck - open flame requirement - hot plate:

  1. Sussex County Fire Permit & Inspection Certificate
  2. Lafayette Township Fire Permit


Inner roadway is for drop-off/pick-up only.  No parking - No Standing.  No Vehicles allowed on the inner roadway 1/2 hour before opening to1/2 hour after closing.  Under NO Conditions will vendors drive around the barricades, on the grass or on the curbs.  Vehicles must be removed from the inner roadway by 9:30AM each morning and in the evening will not be moved onto the inner roadway until after the festival closes for the day.

Vendor Agreement:

Garlic Festival - 2023 - Vendor Agreement


Submitting an agreement does not guarantee acceptance as a vendor.  We do limit categories of vendors.  We also have town and county regulations that limit certain vendors and well as other requirements.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


Information Subject to Change Without Notice