Tomatoe ‘Tomato’ Food Fight
Last Wednesday of August each year August
“A good, light hearted, opportunity to throw ‘over ripe’ tomatoes at strangers”
( 29th August 2012 , 28th August 2013, 27th August 2014, 26th August 2015, 31st August 2016)
A famous ‘free for all’ food fight in the streets of a Spanish village.
Tons of ‘over ripe’ tomatoes are used, more and more yearly, as visitor levels continue to increase. All supplied by the local government/council.
Tens of thousands of participants now attend (as many as 40.000 +). With the tomato-fest celebration lasting around a week with music, parades, dancing.
There are Fireworks, especially one show on the night before the Wednesday food fight itself. Along with a paella cooking contest.
They claim tomatos make the skin soft, but don’t try setting a visit against tax, as a medical expense!