• 38th Annual Tomato Fest set

    Saturday, June 11, 2022!
    Downtown Jacksonville Texas (Commerce Street, from Austin St. to Bolton St.)

    The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will host the 38th Annual Tomato Fest, Saturday, June 11, 2022 

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

     

    June 11th - 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 121th - 7-11 pm - Chili's Grill & Bar 16th 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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