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Grainger County Tomato Festival

Festival Event

The Grainger County Tomato Festival is postponed until July 2021. As a committee this decision was not made lightly and we put it off for as long as we could. We had many factors to consider due to covid-19. The festival can host up to 30,000+ people which exceeds the Governors crowd gathering rules and that's just one of the reasons for the postponement.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Outdoor event

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

DUE to COVID 19, this year's event has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you in 2021. Stop by a Grainger County farm in July 2020 and shop local.

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 the Friday night. On Saturday, a free concert by the Charlie Daniels Band!

Runners will want to be up early to join the 5K event on Saturday morning.

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