Tomato Battle NorCal
Tomato Festival

This Event was CANCELED due to low turnout response

What is Tomato Battle?

The Tomato Battle unifies as many as 5,000 fruit-chucking fanatics for an afternoon of dancing to music, sipping libations, and flinging 300,000 pounds of roma tomatoes at one another. Mosh in a ketchup-covered fray that marries the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest.

Festivities commence at noon with registration and opening, followed by live entertainment and a costume contest. At 4:00 p.m., soldiers donning bathing suits, safety goggles, and well-treaded shoes converge on piles of past-ripe tomatoes and set about pelting people with fruits like sentient apple trees avenging the initial-carving of amorous teenagers.


Tomato Battle NorCal
Tomato Festival
 - Information

The Tomato Battle NorCal Tomato Festival.

FESTIVAL DATES:       Saturday September 20, 2014

TIME:                       12:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

SCHEDULE:               

           Noon - Registration begins & beer garden opens 
                     1:00 PM - Live Music and games 
            3:30 PM - Costume Contest 
                4:00 PM - Tomato Battle begin
 4:30 PM - Live Music 
                         6:00 PM - Washup and head home!

ADMISSION:     $49.99 — with $1.75 fees

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


Festivities commence at noon with registration and opening, followed by live entertainment and a costume contest. At 4:00 p.m., soldiers donning bathing suits, safety goggles, and well-treaded shoes converge on piles of past-ripe tomatoes and set about pelting people with fruits like sentient apple trees avenging the initial-carving of amorous teenagers.              

Beats and beer flow until past 7 p.m., when ruddy troops lay down their arms and rinse themselves clean of pulp and juice. An extra set of clothes is highly recommended. All of the tomatoes used during the exhibition will have been previously marked for disposal, making the Tomato Battle an efficient and entertaining use of nonedible waste.

               

Tomato Battle is awesome, and you’re gonna love it. Read the rules! k!?

So, what are the rules?

  • Each participant MUST e-sign a waiver when registering
  • Minors MUST have a their guardian sign a waiver
  • Must be 14 years old or older to register at most events. Some events are 21+.
  • No glass bottles or other objects that could cause injuries
  • Tomatoes must be crushed before throwing so that they don’t hurt anybody

Try to enjoy yourself as much as possible but respect these rules and the people. There has never been a mishap and we would like it to stay that way so everyone can have a good time.

Safety


Going!

The site of the Tomato Battle location at the Alameda County Fairgrounds is 47 min. from the San Francisco Airport.  So, a Taxi Cab to a local hotel or the Festival should be easy.  A rental car is suggested for adventurers.  Flights into San Francisco area are generally reasonable if purchased in advance.  


Staying!

Before and after your one day of madness, you may be looking for some Northern California fun along with Super San Francisco 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, Restaurants and more to your Tomato Battle NorCal trip for the Total Northern California Coast weekender experience . 

There's so much to do in this area, why not take off for Napa and make a week of it?