The festival, originated through the collaboration between Webster Rotary, Webster Lions and Webster Kiwanis to raise money for charitable organizations. This group of dedicated volunteers met at sunrise for weeks throughout the winter and summer to bring this wildly successful event to Webster, NY. In 2016 and 2017 the group chose Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester as the recipient of their good deeds – and gave a large chunk of the proceeds from the festival to support this growing nonprofit.
In 2018 after much deliberation the group decided to cease efforts and Miracle Field of Greater Rochester was there to pick it back up. The 2019 Rochester Garlic Festival, formerly the Webster Garlic Festival, returns after a year long hiatus run solely by and to benefit Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.
We are forever grateful to the men and women, countless volunteer hours, and heart that was put in to start this festival.