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Tickets at the door will be cash only!

Children 12 and under enter free


Presented by Sustainable Midlands, the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is a celebration of locally grown food – the people who grow it, the restaurants who place it on their menus, the markets that sell it, and the people who eat it!

Continuing its traditions of old-time festival fun, Tasty Tomato’s programming includes a free heirloom tomato tasting (4-7pm), live music on two stages, local food, a craft beer garden, tomato bobbing, and the highly anticipated Tasty Tomato Contest!

Festival food will feature local restaurants serving local food with a tomato theme!

Held at City Roots Urban Farm in the Rosewood section of Columbia, SC.  Click for map.

Sustainable Midlands, a champion of the region’s sustainable food efforts and festival founder, is the producer of this celebration of the tomato and local food. 


When is the festival?

The Festival will be held from 4-9PM on Saturday, July 16, 2015.

Where is the festival being held?

City Roots Urban Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205. Located in the Rosewood Neighborhood.

What about my dog? Can he come?

Yes, but remember that pets feel the heat more than we do, and shade is at a premium.

What about parking?

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Join us in the effort to go green by utilizing our bike corral! Enjoy our free valet-style check-in sponsored by Cycle Center Columbia.

Open parking is available for drivers in the immediate area surrounding City Roots.

Handicap parking will be available and located near Gate 1 at the corner of Airport Blvd and Jim Hamilton Blvd.


 Music at the Festival? Yes!  

Two stages

 Palmetto Blue

Willie Wells & The Blue Ridge Mountain Grass


Other Attractions:

Taste a variety of Heirloom Tomatoes

Tour of City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm


Games for all ages to enjoy!

Bean Bag Toss
Face Painting
Tomato Bobbing
Ring toss (ages 3+)
Healthy Food Mural (ages 3+)
Vegetable Bingo (ages 3+)
Giant Kerplunk (ages 4+)
Hula Hoop Madness (ages 4+)

A variety of tasty, local food and artisan vendors!


2015 TASTY TOMATO CONTESTS – click for more info

Compete in our Homegrown Tomato Contest and “Show Us Your Tomatoes” Photo Contest!


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Our focus areas include: New Urbanism Land Use, Clean Water, Clean Air and Support for our Local Economy.


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