NorCal Tomato Royale  and
The Great Bull Run

The NorCal Tomato Royale and Great Bull Run Festival is the fourth of "8" Great Bull Run Summer events. 

Looking for a wild time?  This is it!   Travel to this one and get ready for a double dose of Festival madness.  This festival embodies both of Spain's Famous Festival events.  A re-enactment on the La Tomatina Tomato Fight and the Pamplona Running of the Bulls.  Experience both events right here in the good old U.S.A.!  No oceanic travel necessary. 

NorCal Tomato Royale and The Great Bull Run - Information

The NorCal Tomato Royale and The Great Bull Run Festival.

FESTIVAL DATES: Saturday July 26, 2014

TIME:               11:00 am to 11:59 pm

ADMISSION: Ranges From Free (for Volunteers) - $75

LOCATION:    Alameda County Fairgrounds
                           4501 Pleasanton Ave
                           Pleasanton, CA 94566

Excerpt from the Site.

The Great Bull Run is coming to Alameda County Fairgrounds on July 26, 2014!  

Grab life by the horns and experience the rush of a lifetime as you dodge eighteen 1,500-pound bulls as they run a quarter-mile course.  

Not up for running with REAL bulls?  No problem!  You can watch all the action as a spectator or join in the fun as a participant in our insanely fun tomato food fight, Tomato Royale!  

Don’t miss out on a massive festival featuring great music, tasty food, cold beer, mechanical bulls, foam dance pits and more!  Be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions for the details on how the run is structured and remember: prices go up over time so register online today!

Try for the Volunteer Deadline!  60 lucky people get to do it for free while helping out at the Festival.

Learn more at the Great Bull Run website.

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The NorCal Tomato Royale Festival is a half an hour East of San Francisco, CA.  If flying into San Francisco Airport, a rental car will be necessary to get to the festival and explore the area. 


Before and after your one day of madness, you may need big city fun along with Northern California attractions to balance your adventure.  San Francisco  is definitely the place to stay.    There are Great Hotels and B&B's everywhere! 

Things to Do!

Add classic San Francisco attractions like China Town, Fisherman's Warf and more to your NorCal Tomato Royale trip for the Total Northern California  weekender experience .

Wait!  Make a week long glorious Summer Vacation out of your trip to the NorCal Tomato Royale and Great Bull Run.

Go visit the second best Fruit next to a Tomato.  The Grape's are just a little over an hour away.

It's time for Wine Country!   Napa Valley Time!

Things to Do? Really? It's Wine Country! Eat, Drink and be Merry!