The annual Garlic Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the American Civic Association at 131 Front Street in Binghamton.  Hours are 11 AM - 5 PM both days.

The Garlic Festival features an ethnic food court, daily entertainment including musical acts and professional,amateur and ethnic dance ensembles. Several dozen vendors are expected to be on hand featuring crafts, garlic growers and various foods accented by garlic.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children . Children 5 years of age and younger get in free.  Over the years visitors have been treated to a large array of items made from garlic...including garlic ice cream.  This year  the Executive Director of the American Civic Association, Andrew Baranoski, says along with ethnic food favorites, sloppy joe's and hamburgers have been added to the menu.

WNBF's Roger Neel will do a live broadcast from the front of the American Civic Association on Saturday from 11 AM - 1 PM.  The American Civic Association serves as both an educational and cultural center for many immigrants looking to adjust to the American way of life and to obtain citizenship in America.