September 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$9 – $35
On Saturday, September 7th, The East Side will host its 13th annual Tomato Romp!
Tomato Romp is Wisconsin's only tomato festival, most known for its Rotten Tomato Fight For Hunger. The East Side was the first in North America to create a celebration of the tomato and tomato fight inspired by La Tomatina Fight in Spain. 13 years later it's now replicated in cities across America. 8,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes are donated by Maglio Companies for the fight, with the fight proceeds donated to Riverwest Food Pantry.
The day starts with a Bloody Mary Challenge from 11am-3pm. Participating bars compete for your vote for the best Bloody Mary mix. At 3:30, a parade will lead Tomato Fight participants through the East Side to the cage where you prepare to throw 8,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes at each other, before being hosed off by the Milwaukee Fire Department!
Stay (or come back) for The Aftermath, hosted by Hacienda Brewing Co. with $5 Micheladas, continued t-shirt sales til 7pm, and music by Cullah & Comrades at 10pm!