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Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival

August 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

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The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival will be held on August 10-12, 2023, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The festival will feature numerous food and craft vendors, live entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Some activities planned are carnival rides, a kids’ corner play area, a pickleball tournament, a tomato war, a festival pageant, and more! T

he event is held rain or shine but will be paused if weather conditions become dangerous.

Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival Hours:

Thursday, August 10th, 2023:   4:00-10:00 p.m.

Friday, August 11th, 2023:    4:00-10:00 p.m.

​Saturday, August 12th, 2023:    11:00 am-10:00 p.m.


Festival Location:

Huber Park
1640 Davidson Drive
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

Entertainment Lineup

This year’s Tomato Festival has a great musical lineup from both local and national acts:

Thursday, August 10th @ 7 pm.  – The Menus
Friday, August 11th @ 6:30 pm – The Divas
Friday, August 11th @ 8:30 pm – En Vogue
Saturday, August 12th @ 6:30 pm – Cousin Simple
Saturday, August 12th @ 8:30 pm – Gin Blossoms

Tomato Festival History

The Tomato Festival is a long-standing, annual event with over 50 years of history. Its origins can be traced back to October 1965, when a dedication plaque was placed at the municipal building to recognize Alexander Livingston’s contributions to the city. Alexander W. Livingston, a Reynoldsburg, Ohio seedsman, in 1870 developed the first commercially successful variety of tomatoes.

The inaugural festival, originally named the “Heritage Holiday Festival and Tomato Show,” occurred in August 1966. Beyond its emphasis on tomatoes, the event showcased a spirited tomato fight between local Republicans and Democrats, a dog show, art exhibits for children and adults, and a queen’s pageant with a parade. The goal was to create a sense of community and promote local culture and heritage for the city.

Throughout the years, the festival has entertained tens of thousands of visitors and is one of the most well-attended festivals in Central Ohio.

Steve

Details

Start:
August 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
End:
August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.reytomatofest.com/

Organizer

City of Reynoldsburg
Phone
614-322-6839
Email
jclemens@reynoldsburg.gov
View Organizer Website

Venue

Huber Park
1640 Davidson Drive
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 United States
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Phone
614-322-6839
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