Four Days of Fun in the Quality Tomato Capital of the World
Each August, the annual Pittston Tomato Festival honors the town’s claim to fame: their delicious, homegrown tomatoes. Over 50,000 people attend the festival each year. It even drew national attention from Reader’s Digest, Parade Magazine, The Washington Post, and Pennsylvania Magazine.
Saturday is always a big day at the festival. The morning kicks off with the Miles for Michael 5K Run and Walk, followed by a parade with marching bands and floats. The biggest draw is Pittston’s iconic Tomato Fight. About 150 people wage an all-out war tossing tomatoes at one another. It’s a messy (but insanely fun) tradition, and proceeds benefit local charities.
This food-centric festival features tons of delicious eats like pizza, pasta, and other homemade Italian dishes. They also have games, live entertainment, a tomato contest, a children’s pageant, and more.