'Anyone for garlic ice cream?' You can hear this cry at the Garlic Festival that takes place every August on the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is Britain's major producer of this vegetable, and the festival is taken very seriously. It started in the early 1980s and has become a successful annual event. You can try a fantastic variety of garlicky treats at the festival, from ice cream to smoked garlic, garlic sausages and even garlic beer.