The Northeast Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale Festival is the first of "8" Great Bull Run 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.
The Northeast Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale.
FESTIVAL DATES: Saturday June 7, 2014
TIME: 11:00 am to 11:59 pm
ADMISSION: Ranges From Free (for Volunteers) - $75
LOCATION: Maple Grove Raceway
30 Stauffer Park Lane
Mohnton, PA 19540
Excerpt from the Site.
The Great Bull Run is coming to Maple Grove Raceway just outside Philadelphia on June 7th, 2014! Grab life by the horns and experience the rush of a lifetime as you sprint down a quarter-mile track with up to twenty-four 1,500 pound bulls hot on your heels. Cap off your run in our insanely fun tomato food fight, Tomato Royale, then celebrate all day long in our massive festival featuring great music, tasty food, cold beer, games and attractions! Not up for running with bulls? No problem! You can still watch all the action as a spectator or join in the fun as a participant in Tomato Royale! 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 don’t wait too long to sign up!
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.
(you'll probably want to look over the disclaimer too)
The Northeast Bull Run and Tomato Festival is 64 - 71 miles outside of Philadelphia average drive time (depending on route and traffic) ranges from 1 hour 15 min. to 1 hour 22 min. The event is just outside of Reading Pa.
Flying in? A rental car will be necessary. The drive from the Philadelphia airport is mainly on major highways, making the festival very accessible
Looking for some big city fun along with historical attractions? Then Philadelphia is the place to stay.
But, consider staying in Reading (next to Festival). While accommodation options aren't as vast as in Philadelphia, Reading Prices are $100-$200 a night less.
This festival will be a combination of a full on assault of the senses and intense partying. Driving an hour or two after a day long, high voltage experience may not be the best idea.
The Reading area and points in between Reading and Philadelphia may warrant a little investigation.
While there are interesting things to do in the Reading area, there is no comparing what Philadelphia offers in attractions and restaurants.
This trip may require a night or two in each city, making for an interesting long weekend. Enjoy this crazy tomato festival and bull experience.
Want more? Have a friend or relative that may want taste the wild side of tomato festivals? There will be several of these Festivals being featured all over the country this summer