11th Annual Eastmont Tomato Festival

Keep Saturday, August 18, 2018 Open!

Tons of tomato fun at the Eastmont Tomato Festival Join us at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville 10AM - 3PM for local musicians, a magician, great food and games! Choose from our famous fried green tomatoes, BLTs, pizzas, tomato sandwiches, tomato biscuits and more. Kids love the ever popular TomatOlympics, a series of tomato-themed challenges along our crazy obstacle course. Just for the fun of it, kids get a chance to throw squishy tomatoes at the Human Tomato Target.

Bring your entry for the tomato art contests and our tomato recipe contests. You can even bring your own tomatoes for our Biggest, Ugliest and Best-Tasting Tomato contests. Compete in the Tomato Pageant in your tomato-themed outfit, or find out if you're the next Tomato-Eating champion. Admission is free. Bring your friends!

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Check out the photos of the previous years' Tomato Festival fun below.



Mark your calendar! Measdowbrook Library has big plans to make you a winner in EastMont Tomato Festival contests.In the first two weeks of August, they have three different events. So take a look and plan to be there.

Painted Rocks Tomato Art Contest Free cooking class

 

Attention Tomato Growers!

Get free tomatoes at Garden Day on Saturday, May 5th to grow your own and extra to share with the community by bringing in your tomatoes to be part of the EastMont Tomato Festival and winning an award.

New 10th Anniversary Logo

Tons of tomato fun at the Eastmont Tomato FestivalEastMont Tomato Festival shirts and aprons are in!

Get yours at Meadowbrook Center in time to wear to the festival Aug. 19, 10 am to 3 pm.

Vendor Registration is Now Open

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We're accepting applications for vendors at the 2018 EastMont Tomato Festival. Download the forms you need below. Then just print, fill out and mail with your payment.

 

Schedule of Events

7:15AM Mater Madness

High-energy boot camp style workout led by Waldron instructors John Shumate and Kate Stewart. May include some running, relays, obstacle courses, strength drills and more. This is a great, high energy way to kick off your Saturday before the Tomato Festival begins at Meadowbrook. For ages 15 and up.

$20 (includes a 2018 Tomato Festival T-shirt and post-workout refreshments)

8:30AM Registration

Registration for all events begins.

10:00AM Official Opening

Official opening of the 11th Annual Eastmont Tomato Festival, on the Lee Hartman & Sons stage.

10:00AM Band - Tonic.

Members: Dana Rooney, Darlene Reach, Carol Cole, Stephanie. McMillenTonic is a women's barbershop quartet performing primarily in the New River Valley and the Roanoke area. They are a registered quartet with Sweet Adelines International.

10:30AM Tomato Royalty Pageant

The redder the better and have a talent to share! Be a Tomato Baby, Princess, Prince, Queen, or King

PAGEANT CATEGORIES
A) CHERRY TOMATO BABY (AGES 0-3)
B) ROMA TOMATO PRINCESS (AGES 4-39)
C) ROMA TOMATO PRINCE (AGES 4-39)
D) HEIRLOOM TOMATO QUEEN (40 AND OVER)
E) HEIRLOOM TOMATO KING (40 AND OVER)
THERE ARE NO ENTRY FEES, AND EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE WITHIN THE LISTED AGE GROUPS!

10:45AM Closing of Entries for Contests

Entries must remain until after awards.

  • Tomato Growing, conducted by NRV Master Gardners
  • Tomato Cooking, conducted by Montgomery County Extension
  • Tomato Art Work, conducted by Eastmont Art Association and Meadowbrook Library

11:15AM Magician Mark Fuller

Magician Mark FullerSponsored by Meadowbrook Public Library – In Front of Stages

Mark’s experience and know how make his event at EastMont Tomato Festival a magical experience. His humor and presentations are appropriate, entertaining, and fun. Not only has Mark been doing magic shows for 20 years but he has been studying the art and striving to improve his shows every one of those years.

12:00PM Thank You to Sponsors

Appreciations and Announcements

Announcing contest winners for the Tomato Growing, Cooking, Artwork contests

Stonehouse

12:15PM Band - Stonehouse - STARTING WITH THE EASTMONT TOMATO SONG

Members: Jim Korb, Mike Mayo, Dan Burroughs, Steve Bethel They play music mostly from the 60's and 70's. Some variation of this band has been gracious enough to play for the tomato festival for the last several years and we thank them for that!!

12:15PM TOMATOLYMPICS begins

12:15PM CHERRY TOMATO CHALLENGE begins

1:30PM Band - Fort Vause

Fort VauseFort Vause features George Smith, who played banjo in the Appalachian Music Masters concert series and on recordings with Jack Hinshelwood and Buddy Pendleton; Tim Thornton, who slipped onto a Black Twig Pickers recording once and spends his summers collecting fiddlers’ convention ribbons; Jeff Wilcke, a doctor of veterinary medicine and rhythm guitar who also plays mandolin; and the newest member of the band, guitarist Steven Paul, the mysterious man with two first names.

2:15PM PRESENTATION OF MEDALS FOR THE TOMATOLYMPICS

2:30PM Tomato Eating Contests

Kids and Adult categories

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