Tennessee Tomato Festivals in 2023: Where, When and More to Find a Tomato Festival Near You!
Looking for a Tomato festival in January 2023? There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! Tomato festivals are held through the United States,
Canada, Britain, and
Australia and much of the world. All the Tomato
festivals we can find are listed on this page!
If you love tomatoes, look for a festival near you below! And I'm
looking for more Tomato festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the
links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
Tennessee 2023Tomato Festivals Festivals - Where, When and More Details!
Tomatoes are a warm and hot weather crop, and typically are
locally harvested from, July to October. There are two general types of
Tomato festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Tomato festival held at and by a farm
They are different in what they offer, so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both. And following the
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making Tomato jam, freezing Tomatoes, Tomato pies and
Community Tomato Festivals
- Tomato Arts Festival - the first week of August Tomato Art Fest returns August 10th and 11th,
2018 for the 15th year!
5 Points, East Nashville, TN. There are bloody mary contests, best
tomato art contests, costume contests, etc... Some of the tomato stuff
is really quite compelling other stuff is just hilarious. Very little of
it is county fair kind of stuff. It's in the 5 points area so there are
lots of exhibits and participating businesses to visit. The festival
celebrates all things tomato and tomato related, with a variety of
events and activities catering to all ages. The site for the festival is
East Nashville's popular 5 Points area and all the local businesses
there take part. There are tomato and tomato product (like salsa, soups
etc.) tastings at the Turnip Truck and tomato martinis at 3 Crow Bar. A
lot of places do demonstrations ranging from cooking to art projects,
making the festival highly interactive. Located in Historic East
Nashville's Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a
wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A
community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with
each passing year. In 2017, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this
beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day's memorable festivities.
Grainger County Tomato Festival -
26 years running, The festival is always the last full weekend in July;
l, July 27, 28, & 29 2018, Hours: Friday 27 noon to 8pm, Saturday 28 9am
to 6pm, Sunday 29 noon to 5pm
7480 Rutledge Pike, Rutledge, Tn 37861.
Phone: 865-828-4848. Email:
[email protected]. The Grainger County Tomato Festival has a wide
variety of entertainment for your enjoyment all weekend. From Bluegrass
to Elvis, from clogging to line dancing. With so much to choose from,
you might want to visit all three stages. Be sure to verify out the
entertainment line up for each stage when we get closer to festival
time. Our mission is to promote all Grainger County agricultural
products, specifically the Grainger County Tomato, and to promote the
many local artists, authors, talent, and craftsmen we have in our area.
Over the years we have added a number of special events making the
festival one of the largest free festivals in East Tennessee and has
been named by Parade magazine as one of the top ten festivals in the
Lauderdale County Tomato Festival - Mid July - see their website
for this year's dates.
Ripley, Tennessee. In addition to a tomato contest and an attempt to
break the record for the "World's Longest 'Mater Sandwich", festival
events have included carnival rides, an exhibit of "special treasures",
and a display of antique cards. The festival began in 1984, being held
at the town square. Events have included local talent, tomato tasting,
and fun activities for children. The festival will offer a variety of
events to please the tastes of most any age. It will include a Carnival,
Arts and Crafts, Food, Main Stage Entertainment, Golf Tournament,
Tomato Tasting, Baby Crawling Contest, Petting Zoo, Saturday Salad,
Action Pistol Shooting
Contest, 5K Run/Walk and a Chamber Coffee hosted by the City of Ripley .
The headliner on
Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. is "Burning Las Vegas." The festival will
also showcase local talent at various times. To sign up, call the
Chamber at 635-9541. The festival will be held at the City Park in
Ripley located on Mary
Roberts Drive (right off Hwy 51 S). The festival is sponsored by the
Farm Tomato Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own
tomato festivals in June.
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of May). They usually have PYO Tomatoes then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
- We will be adding these as we find them; Please write me,
if you know of any to add!
Related Tomato Information: Freezing, making Jam, Canning, Pies, Recipes and More
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated Tomato
Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!