In October 1965, Reynoldsburg City Council dedicated a plaque commemorating a proclamation from the Franklin County Historical Society that named Reynoldsburg as the birthplace of the commercial tomato.
Annually for more than 45 years now, the citizens of Reynoldsburg have organized the Tomato Festival in celebration and rememberance of that proclamation.
Each year, the festival draws thousands of visitors, not only the people of Reynoldsburg, but also people from around Central Ohio and from around the state who want to enjoy home-grown family fun.
This year's festival takes place August 16 and 17 at Huber Park on Davidson Drive, just south of E. Main Street.
Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, concessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children's activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg..
The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival is held every year in August, the peak of the Ohio Tomato Season.
Following are the date, times and location of the 2014 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival.
FESTIVAL DATES: August, 15 -16
TIME: 2014 Festival Hours
Friday, August 15th: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, August 16th: 10am-10pm
LOCATION: Huber Park on Davidson Drive, just south of E. Main Street.
For more information go to the 2014 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival Website.
Beauty Pageants, Car Shows, Family Fun, Lot's of music and entertainment and
the 1st annual Spaghetti Eating Contest (this ought to be good!)
Drive there!, Fly there, Just get there!
The 2014 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival is located 15 Min. East of Columbus Ohio .
Flying in? A rental car is necessary, but will open up the scope of your adventure. The drive from the Columbus Airport is approx. 14 min. to 2014 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival.
Go there. Get the t-Shirt
No matter where you are coming from there are quality Hotels, guest houses and B&B's everywhere. Staying in the Columbus / Reynoldsburg 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 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival opens up some interesting ideas for a weekender trip.
Central Ohio is great for a week long Summer adventure
Enjoy this Year's great selection of Tomato Festivals