Layers of flavor — Photo courtesy of clayirving
For the 18th year in a row, garlic will be taking over the Poconos in the form of the Pocono Garlic Festival. On September 1st and 2nd, from 10 am to 6 pm, a range of culinary delights and activities will be available for the public to enjoy in the Shawnee area. As a world-renowned destination for romance, planning a romantic getaway to the Poconos over Labor Day weekend is a fantastic way to put your love to the test.
Peruse the many vendor booths filled with arts and crafts as well as deliciously garlicky fare that will hopefully scare off vampires, but not your sweetie. You can even take in music performances ( a great opportunity to do a little dancing) or cooking demonstrations. For the ultimate in romance, plan to participate in the garlic eating contest as a couple; winners will be crowned king and queen.
A garlicky photo op makes a great souvenir — Photo courtesy of Pocono Garlic Festival
Head back to the lodging of your choice after your royal triumph; there are several great hotel options in the area. For a cozy feel, try one of the many B & Bs; Santosha on the Ridge offers gorgeous mountain views. For a more upscale stay, a resort cannot be beat, and there are plenty to choose from like Fernwood Hotel & Resort (the official festival host resort).
So, what are you waiting for? Head to the romantic Poconos for the Garlic Festival and experience true love's kiss.