After all, the 29th annual Tomato Fest takes place June 8, 2013, on Commerce and Austin Streets in downtown Jacksonville, Texas.
Sponsored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the all-day event includes a Tomato-Eating Contest, Tomato Shoot, Tomato Mashing Contest, Tomato Peeling Contest and a Tomato Shed Tour. Oh, yeah: there’ll be non-tomatoey activities, too, from a Motorcycle, Tractor and Antique Car Show to a history display to tournaments for fishing, soccer and tennis.
Besides, this Texas tomato festival has something uniquely southwest: the world’s largest bowl of salsa. Yee haw!
(Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Tomato Fest)