What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $27 for entry to The Flying Tomato Festival for one ($70 value)
- $53 for entry to The Flying Tomato Festival for two ($140 value)
- $103 for entry to The Flying Tomato Festival for four ($280 value)
The festival takes place Saturday, April 23, at Cal Expo. Packet pickup begins at 8 a.m., followed by the party and tomato fight, and cleanup starts at 11:30 a.m. Everyone receives a T-shirt, headband and wristbands, aviator sunglasses, temporary tattoos, and a fun fake mustache, as well as all the tomatoes they can throw.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 24, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Registration required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid only for listed date. Must be 12 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Flying Tomato Festival
When the horn sounds at The Flying Tomato Festival, everyone knows what it means: it's time to run full-tilt to the tomatoes and to start chucking them at anything that moves. The playful festival is part schoolyard dodgeball, part school cafeteria food fight, and of course, part tomato. However, unlike schoolyard games, there are no rules on how best to partake. Tomato tossers are encouraged to take breaks to explore the food truck offerings or dance and sing to the event's live music. Best of all, the festival ends like the best food fights, with thousands of people trekking home covered head to toe in tomato spatter.
There's more to the Flying Tomatoes than mere fun, however—hoping to spur dialogue about hunger and food waste, the festival donates a minimum of 1,000 meals per event to their partner organization, Action Against Hunger. Their commitment to making a difference doesn't stop there, as they use Type 2 tomatoes—meaning tomatoes that would otherwise be destined for the garbage dump or compost heap—whenever possible, leaving the best fruits-that-seem-like-vegetables for eating, not throwing.