Grab an old swimsuit – an all-out food fight with ripe tomatoes is coming to Minneapolis. The Midwest Tomato Fest will be July 14 on Portland Avenue South downtown. The day-long festival also features live music and other entertainment and food trucks.
More than 3,000 people attended last year when the tomato fest debuted at Afton Alps. Festival-goers hurled ripened tomatoes at each other in what's billed as a stress-reducing battle, the Associated Press says. Organizers say the fest was inspired by La Tomatina, an annual food fight in Spain.
Here's the scene from last year. Looks like fun:
In Spain, as many as 20,000 people gather to throw 5 tons of tomatoes: