Throwing tomatoes is a universal sign of chagrin, from hecklers pelting bad comedians to gradeschoolers squirting ketchup during wrong words at spelling bees. Launch a meaningful attack with this Groupon.
$25 for Tomato-Fight Admission ($50.98 Value)
Tomato Battle contestants gather at Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 28, starting at noon. Live entertainment and a costume contest get crowds amped up for the fight, which starts at 4 p.m., and festivities last until 6 p.m. In the event of a tomato shortage, the festival will go on as planned but will be transformed into a mud battle.
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 older than 21, 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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“My family & I had a great time but I wish I would have had more info sent to me about the event. I also think only letting 500 people go at a time was nuts... That...”
“My family & I had a great time but I wish I would have had more info sent to me about the event. I also think only letting 500 people go at a time was nuts... That needs better planing like timed heats or something... I still want to do the run again ;)”
“We had a great time, thank you for the experience!!”