Garlic Capital of the World
Something stinks in Gilroy, California! That's because Gilroy is the self-styled Garlic Capital of the World! Every summer it hosts a garlic festival. Folks from around the world descend upon Gilroy to consume about two tons of garlic in any number of preparations, including garlic ice cream and chocolate garlic peanut butter cups.
The festival has grown from a sparsely-attended luncheon to an internationally-recognized event. To date, more than three million people have attended.