You don't have to be Italian to love this stinky allium. Pushing 30, this legendary local festival pays homage to garlic in all its forms—pickled, preserved, fresh, fried, dried, blanched, braided—you name it. Since its inception in 1989, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival has grown and grown and now draws over 50,000 enthusiasts every year to Cantine Field in Saugerties. Pick from rare varieties of garlic for cooking or planting, and sample surprising delicacies like black garlic ghee, lemon-ginger-garlic elixirs, and even garlic chocolate chip cookies. Along with over 100 garlic peddlers, there will be craft vendors, hot food booths, live music, dancing, and a kids corner. To brush up on your nomenclature beforehand, head to the festival's website. The 2018 Garlic Festival will take place at Cantine Field in Saugerties on September 29 and 30, rain or shine. Daily admission is $10 (cash only).