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EASTMONT TOMATO FESTIVAL AUGUST 17, 2019

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August 17, 2019 Schedule of Events

7:15AM Free Mater Madness

High-energy boot camp style workout led by Waldron instructors John Shumate and Kate Stewart. May include some running, relays, obstacle courses, strength drills and more. This is a great, high energy way to kick off your Saturday before the Tomato Festival begins at Meadowbrook. For ages 15 and up.

8:30AM Registration

Registration for all events begins.

10:00AM Official Opening

Official opening of the 12th Annual Eastmont Tomato Festival, on the Lee Hartman & Sons stage.

10:00AM Band - Cary Rutledge

Self Employed and Loving It! Singer-songwriter from Roanoke, Virginia.

10:30AM Tomato Royalty Pageant

The redder the better and have a talent to share! Be a Tomato Baby, Princess, Prince, Queen, or King

PAGEANT CATEGORIES
A) CHERRY TOMATO BABY (AGES 0-3)
B) ROMA TOMATO PRINCESS (AGES 4-39)
C) ROMA TOMATO PRINCE (AGES 4-39)
D) HEIRLOOM TOMATO QUEEN (40 AND OVER)
E) HEIRLOOM TOMATO KING (40 AND OVER)
THERE ARE NO ENTRY FEES, AND EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE WITHIN THE LISTED AGE GROUPS!

10:45AM Closing of Entries for Contests

Entries must remain until after awards.

  • Tomato Growing, conducted by NRV Master Gardners
  • Tomato Cooking, conducted by Montgomery County Extension
  • Tomato Art Work, conducted by Eastmont Art Association and Meadowbrook Library

11:15AM Magician Mark Fuller

Magician Mark FullerSponsored by Meadowbrook Public Library – In Front of Stages

Mark’s experience and know how make his event at EastMont Tomato Festival a magical experience. His humor and presentations are appropriate, entertaining, and fun. Not only has Mark been doing magic shows for 20 years but he has been studying the art and striving to improve his shows every one of those years.

12:00PM Thank You to Sponsors

Appreciations and Announcements

Announcing contest winners for the Tomato Growing, Cooking, Artwork contests

Stonehouse

12:15PM Band - Stonehouse - STARTING WITH THE EASTMONT TOMATO SONG

Members: Jim Korb, Mike Mayo, Dan Burroughs, Steve Bethel They play music mostly from the 60's and 70's. Some variation of this band has been gracious enough to play for the tomato festival for the last several years and we thank them for that!!

12:15 LIVE TOMATO COOK OFF

12:15PM TOMATOLYMPICS begins

12:15PM CHERRY TOMATO CHALLENGE begins

1:30PM Band - Fort Vause

Fort VauseFort VauseFort Vause features George Smith, who played banjo in the Appalachian Music Masters concert series and on recordings with Jack Hinshelwood and Buddy Pendleton; Tim Thornton, who slipped onto a Black Twig Pickers recording once and spends his summers collecting fiddlers’ convention ribbons; Jeff Wilcke, a doctor of veterinary medicine and rhythm guitar who also plays mandolin; and the newest member of the band, guitarist Steven Paul, the mysterious man with two first names.

2:15PM PRESENTATION OF MEDALS FOR THE TOMATOLYMPICS

2:15PM ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE LIVE TOMATO COOK OFF

2:30PM Tomato Eating Contests

Kids and Adult categories

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