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Welcome to our celebration of locally grown garlic and produce plus the outstanding food, wine arts and craft of South Gippsland. Our entry fee will provide you with an entry wristband and a festival guide with map, directions and the festival program. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle – refills are free.


Meeniyan Town is 150km southeast of Melbourne, on the way to Wilson's Promontory, just 90 minutes from the ‘burbs’.
Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, Hanily Street Meeniyan, Victoria 3956

How do I get to Meeniyan?

From Melbourne, take the Monash Freeway and divert to the South Gippsland Hwy. Come by V/Line Coach from Southern Cross Station. V/Line coaches stop in the heart of Meeniyan.

Where do I park?

Parking in town is limited. We recommend that you use our Courtesy Coach from our 1200-vehicle park at the Stony Creek Racecourse, just 3km from the township. Follow the signs on the South Gippsland Highway – Stony Creek Racecourse is 3km east of Meeniyan. Parking and Courtesy Coach is FREE. Disabled parking is provided at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve - please show your pass to the traffic controllers at the entrance to Hanily Street, Meeniyan.

How much are tickets?

$15 for Adults. Kids under 16 are free.

Pre-purchase tickets on this website and, save a queue or pay Eftpos at the gate.  Exact change only for cash sales; no change given; donations to Sustainable Meeniyan gratefully accepted.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome!
They must be on a leash and under the control of the handler/owner at all times. Dogs must be kept off the oval area and away from the Children's playground. Dog owners must bring bags to pick up faeces and deposit sealed, bagged material in appropriate bins. In the event of unsociable activity by dogs, the owners/handlers may be required to remove their dogs from the Festival area. All owners/handlers are required to comply with requests from a member of Victoria Police or a person wearing a Garlic Festival vest.  Dog owners, please make sure you read the signage.