Fredericktown Tomato Show

Fredericktown Tomato Show

Fredericktown 43019

(740) 392-6102
Fairs & Festivals
General info

First Wednesday - Saturday after Labor Day

The Fredericktown Tomato Show is a community street fair that has something for everyone in the family to enjoy. There are exhibits by our citizens, parades, rides, a craft show, and of course, fair food. You can take part in many activities: play Bingo, run in a 5-mile race, bid on commemorative Fredericktown plate, or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

The Tomato Show began its annual celebration in 1976.  The four-day festival is filled with fun and activities, including rides, games, contests, and live entertainment.  On Thursday a kid's parade is held.  Kids participating are judged on the way they demonstrate the theme of the parade.  The "big" parade is held on Saturday and features numerous floats, horses, and walking units.  This is one of the biggest and best parades in the county; the streets are always filled with people ready to watch.

One event that draws a large crowd is the Bathtub Race.  Groups of three people (one driver in the bathtub and two people pushing) race down a hill and back up with a bathtub full of various items.  Drivers never know from year to year what the tub will be filled with.  The mystery adds to the excitement of the race.

Other events include the lip-sync contest, one of the most colorful and amusing events of the festival, and the crowning of Little Miss Tomato.

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