Over fifty thousand people will attend the four-day event that has been touted as one of the best festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Delicious food, a variety of live entertainment, tomato fights, a parade, 5K run, games, rides, arts and crafts, bingo and of course home-grown Pittston Tomatoes keep bringing an enthusiastic crowd to the festival year after year. Returning this year is "Sauce Wars", a marinara sauce taste competition. Festival goers can sample sauce from local restaurants and vote for their favorite.
Don't miss the Tomato Fights, which will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Cooper's on the Waterfront Restaurant, 304 Kennedy Blvd., Pittston. The entry fee is $5, which includes use of protective eye goggles. All proceeds will benefit local charities.
The festival's opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 15 at 6 p.m. followed by live entertainment by Windfall and Sweet Papper and the Long Hots. The festival opens on Friday at 5 p.m. with performances by Groove Train at 5:30 p.m. and the M80 from 8:30 to 11 p.m.
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