Fun, Food and Tomatoes...
The 31st Annual Pittston Tomato Festival will be held in downtown Pittston Thursday, August 21st through Sunday, 24th, 2014.
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, 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.
Don't miss the Tomato Fights, which will be held on Saturday, August 23rd at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Cooper's on the Waterfront Restaurant, 304 Kennedy Blvd., Pittston. The entry fee is $8, which includes use of protective eye goggles. All proceeds will benefit local charities.
In addition to the food, entertainment, and games, an annual highlight of the Pittston Tomato Festival is the Annual Tomato Contest.
Everyone is welcome to enter his or her tomatoes at no charge in this contest.
Ribbons will be awarded in four categories:
The 2014 Pittston Tomato Festival is held every year in August, the peak of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Tomato Season.
Following are the date, times and location of the 2014 Pittston Festival
FESTIVAL DATES and TIMES :
Thursday, August 21, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, August 22, 5:15pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, August 23, 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday, August 24, 10:45am - 9:30pm
49 S. Main St.
Pittston, PA 18640
For more information go to the Pittston Tomato Festival Website.
Run there!, Drive there!, Fly there, Just get there!
The 2014 Pittston Tomato Festival is a little over 1 hour North/Northeast of Philadelphia.
The Festival is almost equal distance from both the Newark and Philadelphia Airports. Be sure to check both cities for the best fares.
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 Pittston or Philadelphia area is the best choice.
Both offer great accommodations. Be sure to check the hotel map to assure best proximity to the Festival.
A trip in to the 2014 Pittston Tomato Festival opens up some interesting ideas for a weekender trip.
The Pittston / Philadelphia area is great for a week long Summer adventure
Enjoy this Year's great selection of Tomato Festivals