No event is more associated with Pittston than it’s world-famous Tomato Festival!
Over fifty thousand people will attend the four-day event that has been touted as one of the best festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Delicious food, a variety of live entertainment, a parade, 5K run, games, rides, arts and crafts, bingo and of course home-grown Pittston tomatoes keep bringing an enthusiastic crowd to the festival year after year.
The Pittston Tomato Festival Tomato Fights will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Cooper’s on the Waterfront Restaurant, 304 Kennedy Blvd., Pittston. The entry fee is $10 – Tshirts are $10 – which includes use of protective eye goggles. All proceeds will benefit local charities. Participants must register at Cooper’s Waterfront.
2018 Pittston Tomato Festival Schedule
Thursday, August 16th
5 p.m. Festival Opens
6 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6:30-7:00 p.m. Windfall
7:30-8:15 p.m. Fab 3
8:45-10:15 p.m. Old Friends
Friday, August 17th
5:30-6:30 p.m. The Music Room
7:00-8:15 p.m. The Sperazza Band
9:00-11:00 p.m. Sweet Pepper &The Long Hots
Saturday, August 18th
2:30-3:15 p.m. Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio
3:45-4:30 p.m. Fuzzy Park Band
5:30-7:00 p.m. The Poets
7:45-8:45 p.m. Billy Kelly-Story Tellers (Buoys-Jerry-Kelly Band-Dakota)
9:00-11:00 p.m. Flaxy Morgan
Sunday, August 19th
2:00-2:45 Danny Argo
4:30-5:30 3 Imaginary Boys
6:15-7:15 Tonys Jam Band