There’s a massive Garlic Bread Festival heading to Melbourne this weekend

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There’s a massive Garlic Bread Festival heading to Melbourne this weekend

Get ready to go carb crazy.

Ah, Garlic Bread. The holy trinity of bread, butter, and garlic was created by the gluten gods to make us mere mortals very, very happy – you know, in a greasy, buttery, carby type of way. We love it, there’s no ifs, buts or maybes about it, which is why we’re pretty damn excited that an entire festival dedicated to the delicious creation is heading to Melbourne this weekend.

Coined the Garlic Bread Festival, this annual event is like Christmas, truly sacred and special, and will return to Northcote’s giant dog-friendly food truck park – Welcome To Thornbury – on Saturday, April 29 from 12pm.

Garlic Bread Festival

  • On April 29, Welcome to Thornbury will host a free celebration of garlicy goodness
  • They will be serving up different riffs on garlic bread as well as drinks and desserts
  • For the most avid fans, there will also be garlic competitions with prizes up for grabs

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Comforting in every guise, the massive Northcote beer-garden-slash-food-truck-park will be dishing out amped-up iterations of the delicious dish. This will be the fourth year of the event, which has become a favourite for garlic lovers across the city

Starting from $5, try OG garlic bread, cheesy bacon garlic bread and Mexican garlic bread. There will also be a bunch of garlic-bread-themed accompaniments on hand, including drinks and desserts (we know it sounds kind of weird – you’ll just have to check it out for yourself).

In terms of entertainment, there will be DJs on deck all afternoon and garlic bread bingo, where fanatics can try all varieties of the snack to win and exclusive, one-of-a-kind hoodie (I bet you can guess what’s on it). There will also be a garlic bread eating relay competition – grab a few of your hungriest friends and chow down for a chance to take the win.

Entry to the event is free for everyone, but the turnout is expected to be big, so booking a table is recommended. Make sure you bring an appetite and prepare to smell like garlic for the rest of the week.

To learn more or lock down a table for Welcome to Thornbury’s Garlic Bread Festival, taking place on Saturday April 29, head here