21st annual Grainger County Tomato Festival kicks off

8:09 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Grainger County) One of the nation's sweetest and healthiest festivals is taking place this weekend in East Tennessee.

The 21st annual Grainger County Tomato Festival pays tribute to the county's deep history of tomato growing.

The free festival, which takes place all weekend at Rutledge Middle School, gives guests a chance to sample and purchase some of Grainger county's famous tomatoes from local farms.

Vendors from all across the region set-up offering some unique twists on tomatoes and other festival foods. There's also live bands and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Saturday also featured the first of two tomato wars that are scheduled to take place during the festival.Participants chuck rotten tomatoes through the air all for a good cause with funds supporting the Grainger County Special Olympics.

If you missed out on Saturday's event, you'll have one more chance to see the tomatoes go soaring through the air at Sunday's edition of the Famous Tomato Wars scheduled for 2 p.m.

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