Add some spice to your life at the International Garlic and Pepper Fest September 7

Be sure to spend plenty of time in the Farm Sheds, where you’ll see a plethora of mums and pumpkins in addition to a colorful (and hot!) abundance of peppers and flavorful garlic.

Be sure to spend plenty of time in the Farm Sheds, where you’ll see a plethora of mums and pumpkins in addition to a colorful (and hot!) abundance of peppers and flavorful garlic.

Enjoy live music by Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble, multiple cooking demos, food trucks, specialty food items and the most garlic and peppers you’ve ever seen in your life at our annual International Garlic and Pepper Fest (formerly International Pepper Fest) on Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is sponsored by Galena Garlic, Ousley Ouch Salsa and Friends of the Nashville Farmers’ Market.

Free parking at the Market will be supplemented by free parking at nearby state lots just a five-minute walk away (just like every Saturday and Sunday).

The main Market Kitchen cooking demo by Chef Andy Little from Josephine will be supplemented by additional demos during the day — including Nina Marton from Galena Garlic at 1 p.m. Check out this preview of Chef Andy that he presented on Channel 4’s “Today in Nashville” program (although we suspect he’ll be cooking up something with a little more bite for us, he gave us a great plug).

Be sure to spend plenty of time in the Farm Sheds, where you’ll see a plethora of mums and pumpkins in addition to a colorful (and hot!) abundance of peppers and flavorful garlic. In addition, show your colors by picking up a “Team Garlic” or “Team Pepper” button… or maybe both? And when it’s time to grab a meal inside the Market House, look for these specials:

  • Grits-stuffed bacon-wrapped jalapeños from B&C BBQ (in the Market House)

  • Stuffed peppers from Succulent Vegan Tacos (in the Grow Local Kitchen inside the Market House)

  • Garlic bayou shrimp from Nooley’s (Market House)

  • A “Spicy Flight” of beer from The Picnic Tap (Market House)

  • Mango-cayenne and chipotle-chocolate bubble teas from Bubble Love (Market House)

  • Roasted poblano beef and roasted garlic broths from Broth Stop (Farm Shed 1)

  • … and more, including 10% off your purchase from Intentional Lumination Candles near the north entrance to the Market House (just don’t try eating them)

You can also check out one of the weekend’s featured food trucks: Caracasville, Two Peruvian Chefs in a Truck and — in case you need to quench some heat — Retro Sno.

Watch Chef Andy Little plug the International Garlic and Pepper Fest during his recent appearance on “ Today in Nashville .”

Watch Chef Andy Little plug the International Garlic and Pepper Fest during his recent appearance on “Today in Nashville.”

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David Gonnerman