Having been to the Gilroy Garlic Festival years ago, I was looking forward to todays trip to Saugerties Garlic Festival in upstate NY. While not a complete washout - it was dissappointing.
The outstanding product to my mind was the Budda Pesto - excellent fresh pesto. and a few of the sauces and honeys were execellent too. But overall the 2.5 hour drive, tolls, gas, etc. where not really worth it - other than the get out of the city on a beautiful day factor (not to be negated).
I did try the garlic fudge that Rogue recommended, but I guess I just don't like fudge that much.
We once made chocolate covered garlic so it's the the combo factor - it was OK (the fudge) (as well as the chocolate covered garlic - blanch garlic repeatedly before coating with chocolate - it was for a theme party - chocolate garlic and champagne - some of lifes best luxuries)