The Tomato Bash


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During the massive food fight, patrons don goggles and silly costumes and to pummel one another with smashed fruit in the tomato arena

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Promotional value expires Aug 3, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Registration preferred by 5/1/13; registration ends 7/30/13. Must sign waiver. Valid only for Frederick bash. Extra $6 insurance fee required upon registration. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The world’s first food fight was a result of the world’s first argument over whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable. Choose a side with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for entry for one to the Tomato Bash (a $40 value)
  • $39 for entry for two to the Tomato Bash (an $80 value)

Competitors suit up for the Tomato Bash—on Saturday, August 3, from 12 p.m.–6 p.m.—donning goggles and clothes destined to be messy. Once they enter the tomato arena, they begin smashing, tossing, and deflecting tomatoes for hours of messy fun, surrounded by a party with live music and beer. The organizers encourage participants to wear costumes during the event, and bring a second set of clothes for once the tomato fight has run its course.

The Tomato Bash

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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