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58th Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival

The festival gets its name from the fact that farmers in Bradley County have been raising tomatoes for sale since the 1920s. They chose a variety of tomato that would ship well if picked when the tops of the fruit just barely turned pink.
WARREN, AR - It's time again to celebrate the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. The event, now in its 58th year, is one of the oldest continuous running festivals in the state of Arkansas.

The 2014 festival kicked off last weekend with the Grand Tomato Ball but the main events are going on through Saturday in downtown Warren.

During the Pink Tomato Festival, there's dancing in the streets in celebration of that symbol of Bradley County - the tomato.

There's something for everyone - food, shopping, contests, pageants, a parade, a carnival, games, and live music.

There's also lots of arts and crafts. More than 90 vendors will have their booths setup along Myrtle Street. There's also a quilt show and display at the Bradley County Courthouse.

Other highlights include: turtle races, a tomato packing contest and a "Great Bowls of Fire" salsa contest.

The festival gets its name from the fact that farmers in Bradley County have been raising tomatoes for sale since the 1920s. They chose a variety of tomato that would ship well if picked when the tops of the fruit just barely turned pink.

Click here to visit the festival website.

Click here to visit the festival Facebook page.

Click here to download the 2014 brochure and schedule of events.

Story content courtesy: The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival website and Facebook page.
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