Admission to the Tomato Battle

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Remember how thrilling food fights were when you were a wee youngin'? When was the last time you let go and squealed and screamed like you did years ago? Yeah, it's been a while, hasn't it. Don't forget that an occasional dose of reckless behavior is good for your health.

Some countries appreciate good ol' fashioned food fights so much that they've made a tradition of it. Think of Spain's La Tomatina or Italy's Battaglia della Arance (Battle of the Oranges). Grab your girlfriends, boyfriend, hub, or whoever wants to partake in some serious fun, and be a part of America's food fight tradition: the Tomato Battle. Held in many cities across the U.S., this organized event uses thousands of ripe tomatoes - that can no longer be sold in stores - to create one of the most ridiculously fun events around. When you need a breather from all the excitement, head to the beer garden, listen to bands, and smile about the fact that you've participated in the biggest, most incredibly fun food fight of your life.

Jessica S.


It’s the food fight of a lifetime, bring friends, bring smiles, and get ready throw some tomatoes!


Jessica S.

SF Bay Area

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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. 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. Onward.

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds
    4501 Pleasanton Ave
    Pleasanton, CA 94566

  • Texas State Fair/ Fair Park
    4800 Beeman Ave
    Dallas, TX 75223

  • Toyota Park
    7000 South Harlem Ave
    Bridgeview, IL 60455

  • Irvine Lake
    4621 Santiago Canyon Rd
    Silverado, CA 92676

  • Pyramid Alehouse & Restaurant
    1201 First Ave South
    Seattle, WA 98134

$25 for 1 Admission to the Tomato Battle - Aug 11, 2012 in Seattle, WA - a $50 Value
$25 for 1 Admission to the Tomato Battle - Aug 25, 2012 in Southern California - a $50 Value
$25 for 1 Admission to the Tomato Battle - Sept 29, 2012 in Northern California - a $50 Value
$25 for 1 Admission to the Tomato Battle - Sept 1, 2012 in Windy City, IL - a $50 Value
$25 for 1 Admission to the Tomato Battle - September 8, 2012 in Texas - a $50 Value

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Limit 20 per person; gather your friends!
  • Limit 1 per person per visit 
  • Entire value must be used in a single visit 
  • Seattle event is 21+
  • The other listed locations participant must be 14 or older to participate; customers age 14-17 require a parent/guardian signed waiver 
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol 
  • Offer is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event listed/purhcased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
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