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Grainger County Tomato Festival

Festival Event

The Grainger County Tomato Festival is an annual festival featuring live music, vendors, and the famous, delicious Grainger County tomato.

We got tomatoes! – Grainger County Tomato Festival file

ADA Accessibility Notes

Outdoor event

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

The Grainger County Tomato Festival was organized in 1992 to promote Grainger County Tomatoes. Our mission is to promote all Grainger County agricultural products, specifically the Grainger County Tomato, and to promote the many local artists and craftsmen we have in our area. Over the years we have added a number of special events making the festival one of the largest free festivals in East Tennessee.

Special Events:

Event goers will not want to miss the famous "Tomato Wars" where teams are armed with ripe 'maters to engage in messy combat.

Music: An Opry event is held on Friday night.

Saturday is a full day of family fun, live music, and tasty tomato treats.

The festival is always the last full weekend in July. Be sure to mark your calendars! You don't want to miss it

How to Get There

The festival is held at the Rutledge Middle School location on Hwy 11E. Address is 140 Pioneer Dr., Rutledge.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leash




  • Locally or Family-Owned Business
  • Family-Friendly
  • Pet-Friendly