What began as a one-day event in 1956, the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, has grown to a week-long event with activities running from June 8-15. A new event, the Tour de Tomato bike ride, and several pageants, kicked off the festival Saturday, June 8, the weekend before festival weekend. The grand finale fireworks show will cap the festival on Saturday night, June 15. The festival  includes live entertainment, a parade, contests, food, pageants, and other events and activities. The Schedule:

FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Friday, June 14
*Carnival
Kids Zone
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ― Arts & Crafts
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ― Quilt Show
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ― Veterans Museum
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ― Cummins Prison Band
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ― Dig for Treasure on the Square
3 p.m. ― Turtle Races
4:45-5:30 p.m. ― Tomato Packing Contest
5 p.m. ― *Cutest Baby Contest at Warren Cultural Center
5:30-6 p.m. ― Comedy & Magic
6-6:30 p.m. ― “Great Bowls of Fire” Salsa Contest
6:30-8 p.m. ― Parker McKay (Main Stage)
8-10 p.m. ― DJ Jam A Lot on Cypress Street
8:30-10 p.m. ― Blane Howard (Main Stage)

Saturday, June 15
*Carnival
Kids Zone
7:30 a.m. ― *Pink Tomato Festival 5K Walk
7:30 a.m. ― *Pink Tomato Festival 5K Run
7-9:30 a.m. ― *Rotary Pancake Breakfast at First Methodist Church
9 a.m. ― Antique/Classic Car Show
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ― Quilt Show
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ― Arts & Crafts
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ― Veterans Museum
9:30-10 a.m. ― Comedy & Magic
10 a.m. ― Pink Tomato Festival Parade
10 a.m. ― Make a tomato fan (for children)
10:45 a.m. ― Tomato Eating Contest
11 a.m. ― *Steak Cook-Off
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ― Dig for Treasure on the Square
12:30 p.m. ― *All Tomato Luncheon at First Baptist Church
12:45-1:15 p.m. ― Comedy & Magic
1:30-2:30 p.m. ― Jubilation Jazz
2:30 p.m. ― *Little Miss Pink Tomato Festival at Warren Cultural Center
6-10 p.m. ― Hispanic Night Activities
6:30-8 p.m. ― Fortunate Sons +1 (Main Stage)
8:30-10 p.m. ― Restless Heart (Main Stage)
Grand Finale Fireworks Show
* Events marked with an asterisk indicates a fee is required for attendance or participation.

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