Grainger County Tomato Festival 2017

Get your veg on at the Grainger County Tomato Festival 2017!

Grainger County Tomato Festival 2017 at 7480 Rutledge Pike, Rutledge, TN is scheduled for Friday July 28 through Sunday July 30, 2017. The festival began in 1992, promotes the delicious and world famous Grainger County Tomatoes, local agricultural goodies, and also spotlights many area artists, craftsmen, musicians, dancers, authors and more. The venue has evolved to include many special events and is considered to be one of the largest FREE festivals in East Tennessee! Parade magazine rated it as one of the top ten festivals in the USA. The good times are always the last weekend in July so mark your calendars for this year and next.

So many delicious vegetables and so little time!

This is a family friendly event and attendees are reminded that no smoking or alcohol is allowed on the grounds. It is usually pretty warm this time of year, so dress appropriately. Watering stations and mist tents will be available to keep you and your furry friends cool at this pet friendly event.

Be sure and come hungry to the Tomato Fest. There are so many treats that choosing which to sample may prove daunting. HeySmokies loves the home made ice cream, and pinto beans and cornbread but no visit to the Grainger County Tomato Festival would be complete without a big serving of fried green tomatoes, our personal favorite. Don’t forget to take home a basket of red (or green, if you prefer) delicious tomatoes.

Catch the live entertainment on the main stage beginning Saturday morning:

9:00 The Mason Dixon Boys

10:15  Mary Kutter

11:30  Sarah Helper

1:00   Snake Holler

3:30 N2O

4:00 The Mc Kameys with opening band Tribute Quartet

5:00 Reggie Coleman

The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage Saturday night!

7:00  The world famous Charlie Daniels Band performs on the Rutledge Middle School football field.

Sunday July 30th

12:00 Keith Lambert

1:15 Homer Hart

2:30 Brandon Fulson

3:45 Shelby Duke

Choose a side and prepare for battle at the World Famous Tomato Wars! Participants can grab “ammo” from bushels and bushels of tomatoes, take aim and win the day! The wars usually begin at 10:00 a.m Saturday and Sunday but times are yet to be announced so stay tuned to HeySmokies.com for the latest information.

Insider tip: If you participate in the tomato wars bring a fresh change of clothes!

 

 

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