The 18th Homegrown Tomato Fest will take place on Saturday, August 6, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market, located at the intersection of Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Kingsport. This celebration of the juicy red fruit will feature tomato contests, free tomato tastings (including many heirloom varieties) and free tomato refreshments, along with cooking demonstrations, tomato recipes and tomato growing advice.
Gather your finest and/or funkiest tomatoes and enter them in the contests for Best Tasting, Biggest, Prettiest, Ugliest, Most Bizarre and/or Best Dressed Tomato. Admission is free, there are no entry fees and everyone is welcome to enter. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS) website at www.saps.us or picked up at the event. Entries will be accepted from 9 – 10 a.m. for all contests at the Kingsport Farmers Market SAPS table, and winners will be announced after 10 a.m.
Homegrown Tomato Fest is sponsored by SAPS and Kingsport Farmers Market. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Kingsport Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please visit kingsportfarmersmarket.org.