New Jersey Tomato Festivals in 2022: Where, When and More to Find a Tomato Festival Near You!

Looking for a Tomato festival in December 2022? 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 own website. 

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!

New Jersey 2022Tomato Festivals Festivals - Where, When and More Details!

New Jersey

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. New Jersey, the Garden State, is still a major grower of tomatoes.  For many decades Campbell Soup made their canned tomato soup in their factory in Camden. See this Smithsonian Magazine article: How Campbell Soup Turned New Jersey Into a Tomato-Growing State. The canned food company's tomato breeding program was responsible for developing several important varieties

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 much more. 

Community Tomato Festivals

  • Flemington Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival - Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ. the Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival is back, and moving to Stangl Road. The festival will be Saturday, August 4th (rain date August 5th) from 12 noon to 8pm. Great food, live music, fun and games for the whole family... and of course, New Jersey's finest corn and tomatos! Admission is Free. Foods with New Jersey corn and tomatoes. It's a fundraiser for the Flemington Fire Department.Flemington, NJ. Click here for their Facebook page.
  • Snyder Farm Open House and Great Tomato Tasting - Typically in August,
    Please RSVP for planning purposes. For further questions, contact us at 908-730-9419. Rutgers University, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension proudly present the annual Snyder Farm Open use and Great Tomato Tasting. This event is made possible with the assistance of the Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers. While features change yearly, you can always take part in the very popular tasting of more than 60 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. Past events have included:
    chef demonstrations featuring preparation of several tomato recipes.
    guided educational wagon tours of the farm's research plots.
    tastings of apples, basil, peaches, and honey.
    professional advice offered by the Hunterdon County Board of Health Staff on stink bugs, mosquitoes and black flies-pesky insects near and dear to local residents.
    gardening demonstrations for those interested in small, productive gardens.
  • West Cape May Tomato Festival - Late August or early September , from 9am-5pm
    Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, NJ. Phone: 609-884-9325. Alternate phone: 609-884-8382. The Tomato Festival celebrates everyone's favorite fruit of summer and there are plenty of them on hand to sample- from tomato pies to empanadas. Don't forget your souvenir t-shirt! Contact Organizer Diane Flanegan. West Cape May Tomato Festival
    Rain date is Sunday,
    More Info: Contact Lauren Vitelli at 609-884-1005, Extension 3 (ADDED: March 02, 2015, JBS)

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 directions:

Canning tomatoes (in water bath canners)

Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners

Freezing Tomatoes

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!

 


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