Choose from Three Options
- $27 for Flying Tomato Festival entry for one ($70 value)
- $53 for Flying Tomato Festival entry for two ($140 value)
- $103 for Flying Tomato Festival entry for four ($280 value)
The Flying Tomato Festival takes place on Saturday, April 2 at Stonestown Galleria. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the tomato fight begins at 10:30 a.m.
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.