Gilroy Garlic Festival kicks off today

July 29, 2011 11:43:24 AM PDT
The 33rd Annual Garlic Festival kicks off today and this year organizers are tackling a common concern at the event: bad breath. Visitors will get free mouthwash to help get rid of the garlic breath they'll have after enjoying the festival's typical fare.

More than 100,000 people are expected this year hundreds already started pouring in this morning. Another focus for vendors this year is buying and selling local, something they say could have a big impact on the economy.

The typical menu items will return to the festival: garlic bread, garlic fries and of course garlic ice cream.