Thousands expected at Gilroy Garlic Festival

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Updated: 7/26/2014 12:51 pm

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — An estimated 100,000 people are expected to check out the 36th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival this weekend despite soaring temperatures.

The annual festival of music, cooking demonstrations and garlic-flavored treats takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Gilroy, about 30 miles south of San Jose.

Fire officials say they're on alert for increased fire danger caused by drought conditions and temperatures approaching triple digits.

Festival organizers say there will be large shade canopies, water stations and first-aid tents to handle medical emergencies.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that among the 4,000 volunteers who run the festival are Gene Sakahara and Sam Bozzo, former school administrators known as the "Sakabozzo twins" who have been cooked together at the festival for more than two decades.

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