This weekend marks the 37th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival—offering enthusiasts of the pungent bulb, yet another chance to bask in all things garlic. This fest, taking place July 24-26, includes crowd festival favorites, such as the legendary peppersteak sandwiches and the oddly flavorful garlic ice cream, cooking competitions, games, wine and Mr. Garlic, who will preside over the festival’s first-ever wedding.

Here is our roundup of can’t-miss events and attractions, and tips for making the most of the Gilroy Garlic Festival weekend.

[Feature image by Lora Schraft/Gilroy Dispatch, additional reporting by Jerry Salas]