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Many times throughout the year people gather in their worn out shoes and clothes and get ready for battle. A tomato battle that is. A few times a year more than 5,000 people get together with more than 300,000 pounds of tomatoes and go to battle! Currently this epic crimson battle takes place in California in San Diego, Irvine Lake and Alameda County Fairgrounds. It also takes place in Portland, Denver, Chicago and Texas.

The Tomato Battle was founded in honor of the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest. Festivities commence at noon with registration and opening, followed by live entertainment and a costume contest. At 4:00 p.m., soldiers donning bathing suits, safety goggles, and well-treaded shoes converge on piles of past-ripe tomatoes and set about pelting people with fruits. Beats and beer flow until past 7 p.m.
If this hasn’t been convincing enough check out the Tomato…

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