2015 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival

The 2015 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival.

If you love Heirloom Tomatoes and are only going to

one Tomato Festival this year, this should be the one!

2015  Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival - Information

The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is held every year in July.  The Festival is a testament to a sustainable farm community.

Following are the date, times and location of the 2015 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival.

TASTY FESTIVAL DATE:     Saturday, July 18, 2015  
TIME:     4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

ADMISSION:     $10 in advance and $15 at the Gate
                               Free for Kids 12 & under

LOCATION:    City Roots Urban Farm
                              1005 Airport Blvd, 
                              Columbia SC 29205

NOTE:   TASTY TOMATO FEAST   is  a weeklong celebration of locally grown food at Columbia’s finest restaurants! In the week leading up to the festival, from July 11-17, try delicious dishes from local chefs featuring Midlands Grown ingredients.

Presented by Sustainable Midlands, the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is a celebration of locally grown food – the people who grow it, the restaurants who place it on their menus, the markets that sell it, and the people who eat it!

Continuing its traditions of old-time festival fun, Tasty Tomato’s programming includes a free heirloom tomato tasting, live music, local food and drink vendors, tomato bobbing, and the highly anticipated Tasty Tomato Contest!

Returning as well this year is the Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, a collaboration with local restaurants that will offer special dishes on their menus made with Midlands Grown ingredients the week before the festival, from July 11-17, 2015.

Festival food will also feature local food with a tomato theme!   Sustainable Midlands, a champion of the region’s sustainable food efforts and festival founder, is producing this celebration of the tomato season.  The festival will be held at City Roots Urban Farm.

For more information go to the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival Website.

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival Site

Taste a variety of locally grown heirloom tomatoes
Self-tour the City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm
Art & Craft activities for kids
Gardening tips from Sustainable Carolina and the USC Farm team
Preserving our natural ressources by Richland Soil & Water Conservation District Gardening resources and kids crafts by Richland Library

City Roots - Bringing the Farm to the city using sustainable gardening

City Roots Website


Because of the Columbia, South Carolina location the 2015 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is very accessible.  

Flying in?  A rental car is necessary, but will open up the scope of your adventure. The drive from the airport is approx. 21 min.  


No need to check outlying areas.  Stay right in Columbia.  There are quality Hotels, guest houses and B&B's everywhere.  Average prices of hotels near the Festival  are very reasonable.  Be sure to check the hotel map to assure best proximity to the Festival.   

Things to Do!

Foodies will enjoy the week before the Festival at area restaurants participating in the Tomato Feast.   The Columbia area has plenty of things to do before and after the 2015 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival.

A close look at the map and you'll find your not far from Atlanta and Charleston to expand your summer fun.

Let your Southern Adventure begin!