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The Tomato Battle unifies as many as 5,000 fruit-chucking fanatics for an afternoon of dancing to music, sipping libations, and flinging up to 80,000 pounds of roma tomatoes at one another. Mosh in a ketchup-covered fray that marries the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest. Festivities commence at noon with registration and opening, followed by live entertainment and a costume contest. 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 6 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 nonedible waste.  Onward.

How Do I Sign Up?
-Click the “Events” link at the top of the page or to the left of the page and buy a ticket.

When Will It Be In My City?
-We’d love to come to your city. Email us if you have a venue and we can plan it! In the meantime join the mailing list and vote for your state, we’ll come based on votes.

Do I Get Stuff?
-A Huge F’ing tomato fight with all your friends.
-Beer (available for purchase 21+)
-Bands
-Lots of vitamin C (tomatoes contain a lot!)
-The most AWESOME day of your life!

Will Chuck Norris Be There?
-He might be, that’s why everyone has to sign a waiver.

Isn’t This A Waste Of Tomatoes?
-Nope.
-They are past ripe and can’t be sold. They are inedible and are not fit for human consumption.
-They will be thrown away as it is, instead of thrown (that’s a waste).
-They are evil tomatoes and need to be crushed, thrown and pulverized.
-for every email complaint 10 healthy tomatoes will be executed!

What Do I Bring?
-REGISTRATION! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET!
-Eye protection is recommended – swimming goggles / sunglasses work great.
-Shoes with a good tread
-Wear clothes you don’t mind getting very dirty
-Bring a change of clothes to get home

Things To Leave At Home
-All tomato acceleration devices are banned including but not limited to potato guns, water balloon launchers, dog tennis ball throwers, rackets, paddles, bats.
-Alcohol or other drugs
-Nice clothes
-Kids under 14
-Items you might throw
-Bad attitude

 

What happens if there is a tomato shortage?

- We will hold a giant mud fight and continue with the live music and beer as planned .  One way or another, there will be a battle.

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