24th Tomato Festival

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate

 

Wanna fight?  

Tomato fight that is.

More than 50,000 visitors are expected to flood downtown Pittston for our 24th Annual four day event.

The Tomato Fights will be held on Saturday at 1:30.

Bring your great aim, and attend at Cooper's Waterfront parking lot.

Entry fee is $5.00 and you could purchase tee shirts that will benifit the Greater Pittston charities.

Tomato fights originated in the 1940's in a village of Bunol, and began as a civil disturbance that was broken up by police. The exact origin no one seems to know. Here are a few theories.

  • The result of a steet brawl near a grocery store?
  • Practical joke on a poor musician?
  • Tomatos were being thrown at a local politician?
  • School fight among children?

         Whatever the start or cause of the original famous tomato fight we continue the tradition.

                                                              See you there!

              

Comments (2)

Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
OUCH!  Sounds like fun.... Diane have you ever attended?  Hopefully all the tomatoes are small!   If you attend, we'd like to SEE pictures of you all stained and smudged.... and blog with it..... yeah!
Aug 16, 2007 01:10 AM
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate
Diane Yeah sis I hope to be there and take a lot of nice shots!
Aug 16, 2007 07:44 AM