Tomato Battle Comes to San Diego TOMORROW, July 14th

July 13, 2012

Modeled after La Tomatina, the annual festival held in Bunol, Spain in August each year, Tomato Battle offers an extremely unique way for community members to enjoy live local music, a costume contest, a never-ending beer garden and a full fledged food fight to end all food fights with up to 80,000 pounds of tomatoes.  This Saturday, July 14th, Tomato Battle will be bringing it’s one of a kind event to San Diego.

This year Tomato Battle San Diego will be held at Market Creek Events & Venues.  The venue is located at 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA  92114.  The Tomato Battle day will begin at noon and end at 7pm.  Around 3 pm the battle portion of the event will begin and will last roughly one hour.  Event organizers anticipate over 3,000 men and women will come and participate in what is becoming an annual San Diego tradition.

Tomato Battle is a Seattle, Washington based company started by Clint Nelsen and Max Kraner in 2011.  The company held six events across the country in 2011 and will be doing 15 this year as well as an international event in Europe.  Tomato Battle has already started booking venues for 2013 with the plan of hosting 25 events in 18 states.

Events run from May through October, depending on the tomato growing season.  Battles use tomatoes that are almost inedible, primarily surplus from local farms and food banks.  Nelsen & Kraner also enjoy giving back to the communities where they are holding our events, supporting different non-profit organizations along the way. 

Tickets are still available through the Tomato Battle website.  Check out the video below for a demonstration of what to expect at the Tomato Battle.