"Stewie" and the "Tomato Family" welcome New Visitors and Returnees to the area's only Free-Family-Fun-Festival!
In times-gone-by, the H. J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd. held its traditional employees' picnic to celebrate the bountiful Tomato Harvest. As time moved forward, community-minded citizens with support from Heinz extended this unique Family tradition into today's "Tomato Festival". We've never forgotten our Cultural and Rural Heritage... and we look forward to a bigger and better future.
The Field Tomato is the largest locally grown crop in the region and has been used by Heinz Canada in its food products worldwide. Additionally, Leamington proudly hosts one the largest concentrations of Commercial Greenhouse operations in the world. Our Community supplies supermarkets across North America and the World.
The Tomato is the centrepiece of the Festival and symbolizes the our strong identity and belief in Family and Community.
Join us now, as Community and Visitors celebrate our Community's growth, achievements and heritage during the Tomato Festival.
The Leamington Tomato Festival is held every year in August, the peak of the Ontario Tomato Season.
Following are the date, times and location of the 2014 Leamington Tomato Festival.
FESTIVAL DATES: August, 15 -17
TIME: 2014 Festival Hours
Friday, August 15th: 5pm-11pm
Saturday August 16th: 10am-11pm
Sunday, August 17th: 8am-6pm
LOCATION: Seacliff Park
Leamington, Ontario, Canada
For more information go to the 2014 Leamington Tomato Festival Website.
Seacliff Park, with its Carolinian forest is situated on the sandy shores of Lake Erie a short walk from Leamington's Municipal Marina and Promenade, and MOT's Ferry Dock. The New Seacliff Park make the Tomato Festival a great place for Family Fun and enjoyment as you visit our craft and food vendors, live entertainment and activities all on lighted pathways and a huge children's splash pad and play equipment.
The 2014 Leamington Tomato Festival is located Southeast of Detroit Michigan and Windsor, Canada .
Flying in? A rental car is necessary, but will open up the scope of your adventure. The drive from the Detroit Airport is approx. 50 min. to Leamington. The trip from the Windsor Airport will take about 35 min.
No matter where you are coming from there are quality Hotels, guest houses and B&B's everywhere. Stay on the American side in the Detroit area or cross the line over to theWindsor / Leamington area.
All three offer great accommodations. Be sure to check the hotel map to assure best proximity to the Festival.
A trip in to the Leamington Tomato Festival opens up some interesting ideas for a weekender trip.
From Casinos to two different lakes, you'll find plenty to do before and after the 2014 Leamington Tomato Festival
You've got the makings of an end of Summer week long adventure.
Enjoy this Year's great selection of Tomato Festivals