• 37th Annual Tomato Fest Saturday, June 12, 2021

     Tomato Fest Week June 7-12            




    ATTENTION 2019 Vendors:  To secure your 2019 spot for 2021, vendor applications MUST be received by 08.03.20.

    ALL vendors must send completed Vendor application to:

    Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 1714 E. Rusk, Jacksonville, TX 75766. 

    Deadline to submit an application is May 28, 2021 or until sold out.   

     Food Vendors submit name, business, email, telephone and food items to coordinator@jacksonvilletexas.com to be added to waiting list.  

    Check out forms of other events happening:

    Car Show Entry Form

    Salsa Contest Entry Form







  • 37th Annual Tomato Fest set

    Saturday, June 12, 2021!
    Downtown Jacksonville Texas (Commerce Street, from Austin St. to Bolton St.)

    The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will host the 37th Annual Tomato Fest, Saturday, June 12, 2021 

    For one week in June, Jacksonville becomes "Tomatoville"!

    June 6th, 6:00 pm - City-Wide Church Singing - First United Methodist Church, 1031  SW Loop 456, Jacksonville - hosted by Ministerial Alliance

    June 7th 6 pm - Family First Clinic & Urgent Care - 6th Annual Dodgeball Tournament - John Alexander Gym  - Contact Katie Royon, Family First Clinic & Urgent Care 903-284-6105.  

    June 9th - "DICED" - Kiepersol Salt Room - Doors open at 5:30 pm, Chopped begins at 6:00 pm. Reservations required. Stayed tuned to more info.

    June,  5:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Christian Community Outreach Vision 20/20 at John Alexander Gym

    June 10th, 7 pm - Tomato Fest Farm to Table Dinner - Location: Castle on the Lake - Dinner prepared with fresh homegrown food from local farmers.  Advance Reservations required, for ticket information contact Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217

    June 11th, 1 pm - 4-Man Scramble - Cherokee Ranch Golf Club - for information call 903-541-4700

    June 12th - 8 am - 3 pm - 36th Annual Tomato  Fest - Commerce Street, Downtown Jacksonville, Texas - Five blocks of Vendors, Food, Farmer's Market, Fried Green Tomatoes, Tomato Eating Contest (celebrity and kids), Tomato Peeling Contest (peel a tomato with your teeth), Tomato Packing Contest, Salsa Contest, Best Homegrown Contest, Live Entertainment, Talent Show, Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Soccer Tournament, Tennis Tournament, History Display, Top Tomato Poster Contest and much more.

    June 12th - 7-11 pm - Chili's Grill & Bar 15th Annual Street Dance - Band TBA



    The most popular event of Tomato Fest is the fresh tomatoes! People will drive hours just to get Jacksonville tomatoes. The Tomato Eating Contest is a highlight, as we have our local celebrities fight to be the champion tomato eater.

    Food Network – Glutton for Punishment (Bob Blumer) wanted to break 6 world records – 1 being a bowl of salsa and selected several towns that held a Tomato Festival. Jacksonville was awarded the location to break 1 of his 6 records. This took place during the June 2010 Tomato Fest on the steps of the famous Tomato Bowl (football stadium). It was great – we had volunteers, tons of visitors AND in ONE day we made 2,672 lbs. of salsa. Jacksonville is now recorded in the Guinness World Record as making the Largest Bowl of Salsa. To date, we still hold the Guinness World record. Half of the bowl is proudly displayed on a large entrance sign as you enter town – stating Jacksonville is home of the World’s Largest Bowl of Salsa.

    For information contact Kim Felt, coordinator@jacksonvilletexas.com or call 903-586-2217.

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