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Join us for a fun filled day at Killingly's Great Tomato Festival
SEPTEMBER 8, 9-2 PM DAVIS PARK, KILLINGLY, CT
FILLED WITH FUN, EXCITEMENT, CHALLENGES, ART, GOOD FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.
This year there will be a PARADE down Main St. starting at 10:30. The theme for the parade is "Our Town". Participation is open to entrees from surrounding towns. Enter a float or a marching unit. The parade is being organized by Westfield Church. For more info go to http://killinglystomatofest.org/parade/
Presented together with the Killingly Parks and Rec Dept., the Killingly Business Association Art & Craft Fair, Frito-Lay Community Services Day, Westfield Church and the Northeast Ct Farmers Market.
Thanks to our major event sponsors this year:
New York Pizza Co.
Westview Health Care
Our other sponsors this year include Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Peter Deary, Giant Pizza, Barry Builders, Grill 37, 85 Main, Killingly Dental, Desmarais and Sons Excavating and Droll Yankee.
If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Tomato Festival, please contact us at 860-779-5311
Westview Health Care
CONTESTS OF ALL KINDS:
Chili Cook-off - Local Churches and organizations will be submitting their famous chili for review by the general public for a "Peoples Choice" award. You can be a judge. Stop by the "Chili Cook-off booth to taste and vote.
Garden Tomato Contest - We have two categories in this contest for ugliest and largest (by weight) tomato. More info...
How Many Tomatoes in the Jar? More info...
Tomato Festival Photography Contest. More info...
Tomato Hat Contest and Parade - Decorate a hat with a tomato theme. More info...
Prizes will be awarded to contest winners.
Relocating to the Tomato Festival for one day only. More info...
FUN ACTIVITIES ALL DAY LONG
Crafts - set up at several locations for the young ones to be creative.
Decorate Mr. & Mrs. Tomato Head - at the Killingly Grange Booth.
Entertainment - several local artists will be performing. Plan on listening to at 11:00 to Bill Somers performing some acoustic folk and classics, Bill & Julie Reid at 12 noon and The Billy Harpin Band (BHB) at 1:00.
The Killingly High School Agriculture Education students will be providing childrens' activities the entire day.
Several organizations will set up at the Festival to share information about agriculture, food and the environment.
Master Gardener Program of Uconn
The Last Green Valley
Windham Gardeners Guild
Northeast Dept of Health
Killingly Community Garden
Mother Nature's Garden of Killingly
Killingly Conservation Commission
Killingly Regional Agricultural Education
The Quiet Corner Garden Club
MORE! MORE! MORE!
Frito-Lay sponsored Community Services Day. Many of the programs and services avialable in Killingly and the surrounding area will be available to tell you what they do.
Killingly Cooks - area restaurants, caterers and food trucks on hand to serve a variety of great food. Sponsored by Killingly Parks and Rec.
Arts and Craft Fair all day. Crafters from far and wide will be selling their creations. Support locally made. For an application to sell your crafts: http://killinglystomatofest.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-Craft-Vendor-Application_Tomato-Festival.docx. Download, print and submit.
JOIN US FOR A DAY FULL OF FUN
This time of the year we are busy planning for Killingly's Great Tomato Festival, held annually in Davis Park. It includes a parade, many activities for kids and families, contests of all kinds, an arts & craft fair, live entertainment, a farmers market and loads of food vendors. Click on some of the links below to see what is scheduled and to see some of the 2015 videos and pictures.
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