Tomato plants are imperfect, yielding just as many inedible fruits as the healthy, tasty ones. The organizers of The Tomato Bash devised an alternative employment for the unworthy bounty, transforming the leftover tomatoes into ammunition for a massive ketchup making party. Participants are encouraged to sport silly costumes for the big event, as they are inevitably going to get utterly filthy.
To kick off the festivities, revelers are entertained with a cadre of food trucks, beverage vendors, and DJ playing tunes, including rebellious anthems encouraging the tomatoes to throw themselves. At 3 p.m., the tomato foam machine outside of the tomato arena powers up, pumping the stage area full of bubbly, pink fruit foam. Then the hordes of goggle-clad contestants descend upon a large arena and lose themselves in a sea of red goo.
A barn, a large 120x200-foot indoor arena, two outdoor rings, custom-made jumps, and grass pastures. Baymar Farms' facilities obviously require a lot of space, and they have it—the training center sprawls over 30 pastoral acres. Since 1970, aspiring equestrians have turned to Baymar Farms for lessons in both English- and Western-style riding. Trainers teach private lessons, group lessons, and summer riding programs for riders of all ages.