Annual Tomato Fest returns to Jacksonville this June

37th Annual Tomato Fest – Saturday, June 12th happening in Jacksonville, TX
37th Annual Tomato Fest – Saturday, June 12th happening in Jacksonville, TX(kltv)
Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 8:35 AM CDT
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From The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce:

37th Annual Tomato Fest – Saturday, June 12th happening in Jacksonville, TX

Jacksonville, Texas…. Jacksonville’s tastiest fruit.. the tomatoes will be the star in the upcoming 37th Annual Tomato Fest, Saturday, June 12th. The star of Tomato Fest, Jacksonville tomatoes will be ready for several competitions happening during the festival. One of the favorites is the Tomato Eating Contest, where celebrities will be eating as many tomatoes as they can in 3 minutes to beat 2019 champion Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis. Kiddos also have the opportunity to show their skills during the Tomato Eating, Tomato Peeling or Tomato Packing Contests. Local farmers will bring their biggest, prettiest and best tasting tomatoes for the Best Home Grown Tomato Contest. Oh the jars of salsa that will be entered in the Salsa Contest will be sweet to light you up HOT! Looking for local produce, Tomato Fest will have local farmers selling the best tasting tomatoes and other vegetables including onions, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and others vegetables.

Looking for sporting activities, we’ve got that too! Soccer and Tennis Tournament happening on June 12th. Other sporting activities include a 5k Run and Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 5th. For shoppers, there will be over 200 vendors and downtown merchants with great sales and must have items. Car enthusiast look no further as we have the largest car show right in front of the famous Tomato Bowl (football stadium). Oh the food.. fried green tomatoes, hamburgers, fried green tomato sandwich, fried pies, turkey legs, nachos, tornado taters, Frito pies, brisket sandwiches, tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, smoothie drinks and so much more for those craving festival foods.

Looking for earn a little money? Enter the Got Talent Contest under the overpass with a total of $500 in prize money given away and Youth Got Talent and a total of $325 in prize money! After a full day of fun in downtown Jacksonville, Chili’s is hosting the annual Street Dance featuring Brian Chance Band and Kimberly Dunn and Red Dirt Ritas from 7 – 11 pm that evening.

Saturday, June 12th is the big day for the 37th Annual Tomato Fest with a variety of activities happening June 5 – 12, including Dodgeball Tournament, City-Wide Church Singing, Tomato Fest Pageant, Diced, Farm to Table, Par 3 Night Tournament and much more. For entry forms and listing of activities visit or call the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce for more information at 903-586-2217.

For more information:

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Peggy Renfro, 903.586.2217

Robin Butt, Tomato Fest Co-Chair, 903.597.6788

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