Welcome to the Los Banos Tomato Festival's Official Website!
The 2013 Los Banos Tomato Festival is coming !
Mark your calendar! The Los Banos Tomato Fest will be held on October 5 th (10am to 10pm) and October 6th (10am to 6pm). Two fun-filled days of celebrating TOMATOES for your entire family at the Los Banos fairgrounds.
NEW Los Banos Tomato Festival events are being added to this website frequently. Check back often! Some of the new events include "Art of Tomato", "Tomato Tug-Of-War", and the "Crossfit WOD Massacre". Click here for details!
There will be cooking demonstrations with cooking classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, and cooking contests. Chef Charlie Baggs will once again teach us a few of his chef secrets on both days.
Saturday night the Los Banos Tomato Festival announces the band BOSTYX featuring David Victor from Boston will be performing.
Festival hours expanded to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday
What do you get when you combine two great American classic rock artists BOSTON and STYX into one act? The answer is BOSTYX, California’s very unique tribute the feel-good and highly-polished hit music that dominated the radio in the 1970s and 1980s. BOSTYX pays tribute to the music and vibe of two American pop music icons BOSTON and STYX with a high-energy show that is sure to please rock ‘n roll lovers.
BOSTYX features guitarist/vocalist DAVID VICTOR of the actual multi-platinum band BOSTON. David Victor was featured on BOSTON’s summer 2012 40-date tour of North America and in 2013 at the sold-out Boston Strong Benefit with Aerosmith at the Boston Garden in front of an audience of nearly 20,000. David’s vocals and guitar playing makes this tribute to the amazing music of BOSTON and STYX as real as it can get!
No festival is complete without a few food-tasting contests, we will be featuring a Salsa Contest and Bloody Mary Contest.
This year, on Saturday, we are excited to include a CrossFit Challenge – The Tomato WOD (Workout of the Day!) Massacre to our events. This is something you won’t want to miss!
Entertainment and music of all types will be held throughout the festival. Food vendors will be lined up on Tomato Alley, where you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of delicious foods. Your children will enjoy our Tomato Patch area featuring games, entertainment and fun for the little ones.
Some of our country’s largest tomato processors are located in the Los Banos area. They play a vital part of our local economy and provide support to our farmers. Our tomato processors feed the world and we are proud that they are located here.
Getting to the Tomato Festival is easy. You can find directions to the fairgrounds and a diagram of the Los Banos Tomato Festival layout venue on our Map Page
Admission is $6 for Adults, $5 for Seniors/Active Military, $2 for Children (6-12), and Children under 5 are FREE.
We would like to invite you to take a few minutes to get to know a little more about the Los Banos Tomato Festival by exploring this website. There are photos from last year's festival on our Photo Gallery page and other hidden gems sprinkled throughout the site including our Recipes, Tomato Trivia, and our Sponsors pages.
Printable 2013 Events Schedule - Coming Soon
We hope to see you at the festival in 2013!
California's peak tomato season is from July through September, but the season actually runs an entire six months, beginning in June and running through November.
More tomato Trivia! Click Here!