Central California Tomato Festivals in 2020: Where, When and More to Find a Tomato Festival Near You!
Looking for a Tomato festival in September 2020? 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!
Central California 2020Tomato 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
- Amador City Tomato Festival - early September, Noon - 4 p.m.
14173 Old Highway 49, Amador City, CA 95601. Phone: (209) 267-8020. Local
Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, .Taste organic, heirloom
tomatoes from the Feist family garden.Tomato inspired lunch - Live
Americana music, Barrel Samples! Alos
see the Feist webbsite.
Gary Inbsen's Tomatofest (aka the Carmel TomatoFest)
- September - see their website for this year's dates.
Carmel, CA. The 17th annual NatureSweet Carmel TomatoFestⓇ, "America's
Favorite Tomato Harvest Festival", will be held at 12:30 pm, Sunday,
September 14, 2008 at the spectacular countryside setting of
Quail Lodge Resort
in Carmel, California. What started out 17 years ago as a small get together
for my family and a few chef friends, as a 'backyard' tomato tasting
event to celebrate my tomato harvest, has grown into an annual
fundraiser that attracts chefs, wineries, tomato growers and 3000 tomato
lovers from across the United States and other nations. They offer
a display of more than 350 heirloom tomato varieties from around the
world for the tasting; tomato dishes created by 60 of America's top
chefs; a tasting of more than 100 premium wines; an amazing "Salsa
Showcase" tasting of 100, commercially available, tomato salsas; an
old-fashioned country BBQ; an "International Olive Oil Tasting;"
celebrity chef and gardening demonstrations; a tasting of great
tomato-related specialty foods; sales of hard-to-find fresh heirloom
heirloom tomato seeds; live music and dancing under Carmel Valley's
oak covered hillsides. Check out these
of the Carmel TomatoFestⓇ. Ticket price includes all foods, wines and
activities. Children under 12, with parent, are admitted free. Ticket
prices for 2008 range from $85 to $175 per person. Come bring the whole
family! We have delights for the kids too. Net proceeds benefit
Los Banos Tomato Festival - October, 10
a.m. to 8 p.m.
403 F Street, Los
Banos, CA 93635. Phone: 209-826-2495. Alternate Phone:
209-704-4384. Fax: 209-826-9689. Email:
One day in early October 9 am to 7
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page.
Tomatoes, produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and
refreshment stand, musical entertainment, cooking or
fruit/veg judging, restrooms, face painting, There is an
admission fee. We will be offering Celebrity Chefs (Ryan
Scott from Top Chef and Lou Petrozza from Hell's Kitchen),
heritage cooking demonstrations using tomatoes, vendors,
entertainment, Tomato Patch kids area, Tomato Alley (food
vendors), ag displays showing the importance of tomatoes to
our area and Health and Wellness Building promoting the
health benefits of tomatoes. Admission is $7.00 for adults
and $5.00 for children and seniors (60 and over). Open 9 am
to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday.
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 water bath canners)
Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!