POSTED: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 9:47am
UPDATED: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:07am
Jacksonville, Texas — It’s “tomato time” in Jacksonville, Texas, and the annual Tomato Fest is slicing up lots of fun at the 28th Annual Tomato Fest on Saturday, June 9th in downtown Jacksonville.
Over 26 various activities will be packed and loaded for the entire family. Activities include Motorcycle, Tractor and Antique Car Shows, various tournaments (fishing, soccer & tennis), arts/crafts/information booths, food court, Farmer’s Market, Salsa Contest, Tomato Shed Tour, Kiwanis Club Auction, Tomato Shoot, Tomato Eating Contest (celebrities & kiddos), entertainment, History Display, Tomato Peeling, Tomato Mashing Contest and kids’ activities.
A total of $500 in prize awards will be given to the winners of the Got Talent Contest. The newest event is the Photo Contest during Tomato Fest. This contest is for amateur or professionals taking Tomato Fest photos and winners awarded $1000 in total prize money sponsored by Super Health Plan.
Dance the night way at Chili’s Annual Street Dance featuring Reagan Johnson and Lady Chazz & the Tramps.
This fruity event is all FREE! Free admission, free parking, free gospel concert and free Chili’s Street Dance. For more information on the events, please contact the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217 or 800-376-2217 or check us out on the web at www.jacksonvilletexas.com .