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Tomato Romp is Wisconsin’s only tomato festival, most known for its Rotten Tomato Fight For Hunger. The East Side was the first in North America to create a celebration of the tomato and tomato fight inspired by La Tomatina Fight in Spain. 10 years later it's now replicated in cities across America. 8,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes are donated by Maglio Companies for the fight, with the fight proceeds donated to the Hunger Task Force.

 


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Registration
10 AM - 3 PM
Register for the Tomato Fight and get your Bloody Mary voting ballot in the Beans & Barley parking lot 1901 E. North Ave.
Best Bloody Mary Challenge
11 AM - 3 PM
$25 Gets you a special pass to sample from East Side establishments. Each will serve you a 5 oz sample of their Bloody Mary sample with chaser. No gimmicky garnishments here, this is for the title. You will have until 3 p.m. to cast your ballot for ‘Best’.

Must be 21 or older to enter the challenge.


*** ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED ***

Registration open onsite at 10am on North Avenue, near Beans and Barley. 1901 E. North Ave
Costume Contest & Procession to Tomato Fight
3:30 PM
It has become a tradition for many tomato fight fans to dress in costume for the fight. This year all tomato fighters are invited to return back to the registration area near Beans & Barley 1901 E. North Ave by 3:30 p.m. to be led by a surprise band in a sidewalk procession to the Tomato Fight. A Best Costume prize will be awarded during opening ceremonies.
Black Cat Alley
View the first unveiling of large-scale street art murals in the Black Cat Alley during the Tomato Romp Festival! Follow on-site signage to view the first five Black Cat Alley artists' installations and view internationally renowned graffiti and street art muralist MTO's recent completion of his first full-color and self-portrait titled A French man in Milwaukee. The Alley is located between E. Ivanhoe Pl. and Kenilworth Blvd. and Farwell and Prospect Avenues.
Live Music
Shake your tomato throughout the Tomato Romp festivities with live music beginning at 11:00am. FM 102.1 will also provide music from 2 – 5 PM near the Black Cat Alley and Tomato Fight cage on E. Ivanhoe Place
Rotten Tomato Fight for Hunger Task Force
4 PM
$10 To Fight
Free To watch

8,000 lbs of inedible tomatoes for the Rotten Tomato Fight await you, donated by Maglio Compaines.

Entrance fee includes a pair of safety goggles and all proceeds will be donated to the Hunger Task Force. Ten years ago Milwaukee was the first in North America to host a Rotten Tomato Fight, inspired by La Tomatina in Spain, and now the event is imitated in cities across the country. The tomatoes will fly, splatter and crush.

Fight Location and Registration details: Must be 16 or older to participate. Tomato fight will take place promptly at 4 PM on E. Ivanhoe Place between Prospect and Farwell Avenues.


*** ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED ***

Registration open onsite at 10am on North Avenue, near Beans and Barley. 1901 E. North Ave

TOMATO ROMP SPONSORS

Educators Credit Union
Maglio
Hunger Task Force
Milwaukee Brewing Co
Absolut
Brewtown Recreation
102/1
Milwaukee Record
Black Cat Alley
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