It's smelly out there, and it's getting smellier the closer we get to Saturday.
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The Garlic Festival of Hawaii takes place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Victoria Ward Centers, in the Diamond Head lot across from Ward Centre.
Eleven restaurants will be selling their garlic creations, among them Ninniku-ya (the Garlic Restaurant), 3660 on the Rise, Aaron's and Brew Moon.
To wash it all down, beer, wine and margaritas will be sold.
There will also be craft booths, clowns, balloon artists, a karaoke contest and a Keiki Town with rides. A Garlic Lover's Store will sell braids, several types of garlic, spices, pastas and other prepared foods and garlic health supplements.
Entertainment is buy Kapena, Dis Guyz and Dita Holifield, among others, with Don Ho scheduled to make an appearance as well.
Admission is $2, with scrip to be sold for food purchases. Proceeds benefit Friends of Hawaii Charities, the non-profit organization that hosts the Sony Open and supports 43 local charities. Call 545-4195.
If that's not enough garlic for you, a second festival is planned for Oct. 7, in Irwin Park next to the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
This festival will benefit Carol Kai Charities and will feature a dozen restaurants, a farmers' market and garden sale, arts and crafts booths, all-day entertainment and a discount sports-equipment sales tent. Also planned is a garlic cooking contest.
Admission will be $3. Pre-sale packages are on sale now for $5, inclu-
ding admission and $3 in scrip. Call 528-7388.
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