2014 Marion County
Tomato Tasting Festival

2014 Marion County Tomato Tasting is Tomato Lovers Dream. Massive amounts of Heirloom Tomatoes in a West Virginia Estate setting.  The Tasting is in it's 6th year.

Does it get any better than this?   This wonderful event is brought to you by the Marion County Master Gardeners and the WVU Extension Service

On Sunday, August 17, the 6th annual Tomato Tasting Festival will take place at the High Gate Carriage House (830 Walnut Avenue) from noon – 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, and entering the competition is free as well. Just be sure to bring your tomatoes to the Carriage House between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday or by 10 a.m. Sunday.

Tomatoes, competition, taste testing: all here in Marion County and sponsored by Marion County Master Gardeners and WVU Extension Service.

With more than 60 types of tomatoes in nine competitions, these tomato people are serious about their fruit.

Tomato Varieties (all to sample):



·The other 58!


·Tom Thumb- Small

·Standard- Medium


Competitions in each category:


·The Best Tasting

·People’s Choice

Don’t forget about the mother of all MONSTER TOMATOES! From 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., entries will be accepted for Largest Tomato Ever (in Marion County this year)!

Just remember, it’s about more than tomatoes; it’s about competition, which is about winning… and sportsmanship. We might even see challengers from our neighboring counties! Do you think you can beat Ed Cheslock’s 2 POUND, 9 OUNCE tomato of 2011? Get ready to try!

Not crazy about competition? Come out to enjoy the Farmers Market. See great art from your local artisans. Shop at the various vendors, then rock your socks off with live entertainment

2014 Marion County Tomato Tasting Festival - Information

The 2014 Marion County Tomato Tasting Festival is held every year in August, the peak of the Northwestern West Virginia Tomato  Season.  

Following are the date, times and location of the 2014 Marion County Tomato Tasting Festival

FESTIVAL DATES:    Sunday, August 17, 2014
TIME:       2014 Festival Hours       12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

ADMISSION:   Free.   +Free Parking


 High Gate Carriage House
830 Walnut Ave., Fairmont, WV

For more information go to the Marion County Website.

Marion County Tomato Tasting Festival Site


Drive there!, Fly there,  Just get there!

The 2014 Marion County Tomato Tasting Festival is located 22 minutes from Morgantown WV and 1-1/2 hours from the Pittsburgh, Pa Airport

Flying in?  A rental car is necessary, but will open up the scope of your adventure.


No matter where you are coming from there are quality Hotels, guest houses and B&B's everywhere.  Staying in the Marion County or Morgantown area is the best choice. 

Both offer great accommodations.  Be sure to check the hotel map to assure best proximity to the Festival.   

Things to Do!

A trip in to the 2014 Marion County Tomato Tasting Festival opens up some interesting ideas for a weekender trip.  

The Morgantown / Fairmont area is great for a week long Summer adventure

Enjoy this Year's great selection of Tomato Festivals