Killingly Agriculture Commission

Killingly’s Great Tomato Festival

 sEPTEMBER 8, 2018, 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


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.



Many thanks to the Byrnes Agency for being a Major sponsor of the Tomato festival

Our other sponsors this year include Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Deary Gymnastics, Jolley Concrete, Georges Galley, Betsy’s Stand, Grille 37, 85 Main, Kimball Sheffield, DDS and Droll Yankee.


If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Tomato Festival, please contact us at 860-779-5311

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…

Contest Prize list –  HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN WIN


Relocating to the Tomato Festival for one day only.  More info…



Crafts – set up at several locations for the young ones to be creative.
Kid’s Farmers Market – “dig” potatoes, pick “tomatoes”, and more.  
Bean Bag Toss
Decorate Mr. & Mrs. Tomato Head – at the Killingly Grange Booth.  
Photo Opps
Entertainment –  several local artists will be performing, volunteering their time and talent.  Plan on listening to Bill Somers at 11:00 for classic folk acoustic tunes and Johnny Press Mess from 12-2.
Face Painting



Agricultural education


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
Killingly Grange
Northeast Dept of Health
Killingly Community Garden
Michaela’s Garden
U.S. Dept of Agriculture – Narural Resources Conservation Services
Mother Nature’s Garden of Killingly
Killingly Conservation Commission
Killingly Regional Agricultural Education Program







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 sponsored by the Killingly Business Association.  Crafters from far and wide will be selling their creations.  Support locally made.