Woodland, CA is the epicenter of all things tomato. Over a $100 million cash crop with over 42,000 acres of pure tomato production, Yolo County is both producer and processor. From July to October, large tomato processing plants slice, dice, crush, and cook this multi-purpose product stocking the shelves of supermarkets and restaurants around the country.
The climate and soils that make this an ideal region for commercial production apply as well to the home garden, and tomatoes continue to be the most popular plant in the garden. Every summer gardeners look forward to those first tasty vine ripened tomatoes.
The Woodland Tomato Festival has had many incarnations over the years, and this one is proving to be a dynamic addition to the California Food Festival listing. Supported by steering committee members drawn from The Woodland Farmer’s Market, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Yolo County Master Gardeners, and The City of Woodland, this festival is a celebrated addition to the world of Yolo County tomatoes.
Currently held at the historic Freeman Park on Main St. in Downtown Woodland, this festival is known for its unique programming not found anywhere else. From Face Painting, to Heirloom Tomato Tasting …..from tomato Salsa Competition with free samples open to the public, to our beloved Tommy Tomato mascot- this is the premiere Tomato Festival of Yolo County. We hope you’ll join us year after year as we celebrate tomatoes together and don’t forget- Happiness is a Yolo County Tomato!
The Woodland Tomato Festival is held every year in August the peak of California Tomato Season.
Following are the date, times and location of the 2014 Woodland Tomato Festival.
FESTIVAL DATES: August 9, 2014
TIME: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Historic Heritage Plaza in theHeart of Downtown Woodland
located on Main Street
Woodland, CA 95695
For more information go to the 2014 Woodland Tomato Festival Website.
It's Tomato Time! The Annual Woodland Tomato Festival is here. Please come join us in this admission FREE fun filled family event for kids and adults of all ages. Enjoy live music and local performers. Vote your favorite Salsa in the Salsa Competition. Try 30 different varieties of tomatoes in the Tomato Tasting event. Watch local chefs compete in the Top Tomato Chef Cooking Competition. Face painting and bounce house for the kids. You and your friends and family will enjoy!
The 2014 Woodland Tomato Festival is located WNW of Sacramento, California.
Flying in? A rental car is necessary, but will open up the scope of your adventure. The drive from the Sacramento Airport is approx. 14 min. and from San Francisco Airport is about an 1 1/2 hours.
The Woodland Farmers Market is the source for fresh local produce.
No matter where you are coming from there are quality Hotels, guest houses and B&B's everywhere. The Sacramento area offers great accommodations. Be sure to check the hotel map to assure best proximity to the Festival.
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