From garlic breads to garlic ice cream, southern Arizonans can check out two festivals this weekend celebrating the popular pungent aromatic.

Mission Garden Garlic Festival

Saturday, July 29 | 8 – 11a.m. 946 W. Mission Ln. in Tucson Event is free

Learn all about garlic cultivation right in the heart of Tucson’s birthplace. Staff at Mission Garden say the multiple varieties of garlic planted over the winter months are ready for harvest and use, and will be the centerpiece of the festival this Saturday morning.

Visitors will be able to purchase their own bulbs for planting and cooking, and have the opportunity to sample and purchase various garlic-centric foods:

The event ramada will feature specialty garlics from Mexico, China and Italy for taste comparisons 50 specialty loaves of garlic bread available for purchase from Barrio Bread – limit one per person Tucson Chocolate will have ice cream made with sweet roasted garlic and dates

Garlic Festival at Triangle T Guest Ranch

Saturday and Sunday, July 29 & 30 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 4190 Dragoon Rd. in Dragoon (I-10 Exit 318) $5 admission benefitting Wounded Warrior Project and Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Triangle T Guest Ranch is hosting its 14th annual two-day Garlic Fest, featuring live music, craft booths andof coursegarlic.

Vendors will be on-site selling foods featuring fresh roasted garlic and other treats, as well as garlic in various forms for sale.

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