Mark your calendar because The Colony Meadery will be at The 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival!
The festival will run Thursday August 18th through Sunday, August 21st, 2016. But what does the tomato fest entail you may ask? Well, that’s a great question because it’s going to be a blast.
We’ll be here serving up all sorts of mead deliciousness. You see, mead goes with pretty much everything, and tomato based foods are definitely no exception. We are very excited to join in such a fun event. But don’t just be excited for us, because the festival has so much more to offer.
“Over fifty thousand people will attend the four-day event that has been touted as one of the best festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Delicious food, a variety of live entertainment, a parade, 5K run, games, rides, arts and crafts, bingo and of course home-grown Pittston tomatoes keep bringing an enthusiastic crowd to the festival year after year.”
And there’s a tomato fight on Saturday the 20th! What’s that?! You heard right. It costs $10 to enter, where you’ll be hooked up with some protective goggles in order to partake in the tomatoey fun. What’s better than chucking squishy, slimy, and acidic veggies that are full of vitamin C at your fellow human beings? Not much.
Beyond that, there’s a tomato parade, tomato 5k, and even a Little Mr and Little Miss Tomato Contest for kids two to six years old. What exactly does a child need in order to qualify as a Lil Mr or Miss Tomato? At this point, your guess is as good as ours… maybe they’re judged on their saucy personalities. (Ha! You see what we did there?!)
So if you LOVE all things tomato, (the vegetable that hipsters will argue is technically a fruit) come on down, and don’t forget to bring your antacids. Read more about the festival here.