The Tomato Bash

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797 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick Directions
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To learn about the world around you, a cultural stop to Frederick's The Tomato Bash, MD is exactly what you need. At The Tomato Bash, you won't have to worry about running out of cultural and traditional things to learn.

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It was really fun and interesting but since it was the first year there were a few kinks. I would suggest that next year the tomatoes be more ripe or rotten and that the throwing was monitored better. Some men were throwing whole tomatoes very hard that were firm and they really hurt if they hit you. I personally got hit in the head several times during this event.
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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.

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