THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Experience the ultimate fruit flinging fight. Tomato Battle unifies as many as 5,000 fruit-chucking fanatics for an afternoon of dancing to music, sipping libations, and flinging 300,000 Roma tomatoes at one another. Mosh in a tomato sauce-covered fray that marries the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest with the flair of your city. Join us today by signing up for a Tomato Battle in your town.
Tomato Battle is an 18+ event with festivities starting at noon with registration opening, followed by local live entertainment. Just before the battle royal the emcee will start the costume contest and the audience will pick a winner. At 4:00 p.m. soldiers donning bathing suits, safety goggles, and well-treaded shoes converge on piles of past-ripe tomatoes and set about pelting people with fruits like sentient apple trees avenging the initial-carving of amorous teenagers.
Beats and beer flow until 5 p.m., when ruddy troops lay down their arms and rinse themselves clean of pulp and juice. An extra set of clothes is highly recommended. All of the tomatoes used during the exhibition will have been previously marked for disposal, making the Tomato Battle an efficient and entertaining use of non-edible waste.
No day is complete without donning your hottest threads and rocking up in costume as you vie for the top prize. Every Tomato Battle holds a costume contest right before the battle royal itself, get your turn on stage as the emcee shows you off in your flyest gear to the crowd. After each contestant takes their turn the audience votes on the days big winner and they are handed a $100 prize for their gift of glamour.
Check out our photo gallery to see past contestants, get fresh ideas and join us revelling in the glory of imagination.
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Get your chance to try the best your city has to offer. When Tomato Battle hits your town we offer a smorgasbord of tasty treats and activities that cannot be missed.
The beer garden will house local breweries craft beers for your choosing. Get your chance to pair them with the tastiest food trucks from around the area. And be entertained by the the bands that you will be listening to again and again..