Texas Tomato Battle

2730 Northwest 31st Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 2730 Northwest 31st Avenue, Portland Directions
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Report | 5 years ago
Had a great time. The price for the battle was perfect
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Report | 6 years ago
I purchased this for my son and a friend for his birthday. They had a BLAST! They will for sure do it next year if you come back! Great way to let off steam and have fun!
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Report | 6 years ago
The tomato battle is a really fun idea. However there are quite a few areas that could be improved upon.  1)make it more of an actual festival. There was one or two vendors there, but the regular admission amount would be way too much for what people got. There just....needs to be more to keep me there for the day. Live music is great, beer is great, but I only was there for an hour or so because there really wasn't anything to do. 2)take out the small hard green tomatoes. They actually hurt, badly! I'm pretty sturdy, but I got pegged in the eye directly with a hard green on as did the three other people I was with.goggles would have maybe helped. The impact was hard enough that even with some goggles I'm sure I would have still gotten a bruise, just one with the outline of the shape of the goggle lense. I also got a small green tomato hurled directly at my throat causing me to need to step aside and wait to be able to breathe again. Still, it was fun, but I could have gone without having those small hard green tomatoes hit me.  3)some idiots weren't crushing the tomatoes before throwing them, so again, more painful hits to the face, small of the back, groin, etc with a hard object throw as hard as possible. Perhaps make an announcement beforehand. Have someone remind the crowd to crush up the tomatoes first, set the tone before hand with safety in mind. 4)perhaps offer inexpensive goggle/locker/storage services. 5)photo opportunities! Have perhaps a mock photo booth (not an actual booth because that would get covered in goop) but maybe a mascot or a scene or something for people to stand next to and flash cheesy thumbs up.  6)lastly, and this is no fault of the tomato battle, but even with improvement I won't be participating again most likely. After the tomato battle I had a severe allergic reaction to something. Severe enough I had to go to the ER. It may be the tomatoes I was covered in for an hour or the chemicals on the fruit, I have to go in to an allergist to find out. However, that being said, if there was more of an actual festival and event with things to do whatnot, I would still go with the friends who wanted to go again.
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At each of several one-day festivals held throughout the country, thousands of revelers unite in an epic clash of pulp, beer, and live music. Armed with a cache of 300,000 tomatoes, participants don protective bathing suits and goggles and hurl the fruit at one another during a two-hour battle. Throughout the afternoon, live music and costume contests offer an entertaining respite from the front lines, as bartenders dispense drafts of beer to attendees, refueling soldiers' morale before they resign to writing goodbye letters to their produce vendors back home. All tomatoes used during the event are past ripe and already fated for disposal, making the battle an efficient means of tossing them before their cursed transformation into singing Muppets.

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