Northern California Tomato Festivals in 2020: Where, When and More to Find a Tomato Festival Near You!
Looking for a Tomato festival in May 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
Always 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!
Northern 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
- Napa Valley Tomato Festival - Saturday, in early September
Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa, CA. This will be a
community event to benefit Connolly Ranch Education Center and Napa
County Farm Bureau.
- Sacratomato Festival - See their website for this year's
date, 4-8 p.m.
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park,
2701 L Street, Sacramento, CA. There will be tomato-prepared
foods, artisans, and crafters to celebrate and enjoy
tomatoes. The festival includes a farmers market, a bloody
mary bar, cooking demos, a children's "tomato patch" area,
and more tomato fun. Free.
Fairfield Tomato Festival & West Coast Barbeque Championship
- mid August (see their website for this year's dates), Saturday
10 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4:00 pm
Fairfield, California 94533. Phone: 707-422-0103.
firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE kids activities galore,
Gourmet tomato products to sample and buy, Nearly 200 craft and
commercial Vendors, Farmers Market with fresh produce and fruit, More
than 50 heirloom tomatoes to taste and buy, Tomato eating contest - CASH
PRIZES, Tomato tasting, gourmet products. The West Coast Barbeque joins
the Festival again. The California BBQ Association will bring 30 cooking
teams together for the BBQ cook-off at Jefferson and Texas Streets.
Sampling booths available. Click here for
more info and entry forms for the BBQ Championship.Over
30,000 visitors attend "Tomato Alley", with over 100 varieties of
Heirloom Tomatoes grown in the Suisun Valley. The festival features
tomato eating contests, live entertainment, food court, artisans and
crafters, cooking demonstrations, a variety of tomato-related vendors,
children's activities, and a beer and wine garden featuring
award-winning Suisun Valley wines. Wine & Food Pairing, family movie
night, car show and concert to the festivities.
Comments from a visitor on April 06, 2010: "Local vineyards, local
produce stands, Jelly Belly tours nearby, Budweiser Plant tours are
nearby , Western Railroad Museum nearby , Mare Island, Marine World, Benicia State Capitol Park . Fairfield, California is on I-80 about 30
minutes from Sacramento or San Francisco ... located midway between the
two. This is an up - and - coming area for wines and Ag , Solano County
is adjacent to Napa County ( wine and ag.) and has always been known as
a fertile valley area since the Mexican land grants and the Gold Rush
Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival - Saturday, in early September, 11am - 4pm
- see their website for this year's dates. (Saturday, September 24,
2016, 11am - 4pm)
5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA. Phone: (866) 287-9818. ALternate phone: (800) 544-4413, ext. 770. The festival,
which raises money for the
School Garden Network of Sonoma County, is held on the lawn and in
the walnut grove behind the Chateau at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center.
Attendees experience the
food of gourmet food purveyors, a
Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef's Challenge, wine education seminars, a
tomato growing contest, garden tours and live entertainment. All
paired with Kendall-Jackson wines.
- San Francisco Bloody Mary Festival - September, 1-4 p.m.
The Midway, 900 Marin Street, San
Francisco, CA 94124. For an entrance fee, you get unlimited
tastes of San Francisco's Bloody Marys, local artisinal food
samples, music, and more.
- Windsor Tomato & Pepper Fest - September, exact
date to be announced,
Windsor, CA. Celebrate everyone's favorite
fruit and vegetable at this annual event - Free Tasting of
over 50 locally grown varieties of Tomatoes, Local
restaurants bring out their best at the Salsa Tasting with
fresh Chips from Casa Sanchez, Hot Sauce Tasting, Chef
Demonstration with The Green Grocer who shows us, "4 ways to
preserve Tomatoes" and The all new Tomato Toss & Smash -
finally something we can do with all those soft tomatoes! Try
your luck at soaking a local caged celebrity with tomatoes -
proceeds benefit the WHS Culinary Program.
- The Woodland Tomato Festival - Saturday, August from 9am - 2pm
Freeman Park, Main Street, Woodland, CA. Yolo County is both a major
producer and processor of tomatoes. This festival, goinmg for over 9
years, is known for its
unique programming not found anywhere else. From Face Painting, to
Heirloom Tomato Tasting ...from tomato Salsa Competition with free
samples open to the public, to our beloved Tommy Tomato mascot- this is
the premiere Tomato Festival of Yolo County. We hope you'll join us year
after year as we celebrate tomatoes together and don't forget- Happiness
is a Yolo County Tomato!
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!