The widely-known Pittston Tomato Festival is held every year in mid-August on South Main Street in Pittston. Over 50,000 people attend this food-centric festival every year. It is the perfect event for families. There is a variety of delicious eats from local restaurants, a parade, 5K run, live entertainment, games, rides, arts and crafts, Bingo, and plenty of locally grown tomatoes. On Saturday, the annual Tomato Fight is the festival’s biggest draw. Tomato Fight participants must sign up in advance to retain one of the coveted 150 spots. There is a $10 fee, but all the proceeds from admission will go to local charities. Also, don’t miss the Little Mr. and Miss Tomato pageant for children ages two to six, and the Miss Tomato Festival scholarship pageant for young ladies ages 14 to 19. The winner receives a $500 cash college scholarship, and the first runner-up will receive a $250 cash college scholarship.