Hastings Hometown Blog!

This blog was created to help people of our fair town of Hastings MN to become updated on current events & news, meet some of our neighbors and share a laugh along the way. Feel free to leave your comments or email me if you have a particular event or story about Hastings that you would like to share with everyone.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Midwest Tomato Fest Hits Hastings

Last Sunday, July 31st, was the first annual Midwest Tomato Fest at Afton Alps Recreation Area. Hundreds of people gathered to participate in an adult food fight with over riped tomatoes.

Organizers say the fest was inspired by La Tomatina, an annual food fight in Spain. The festivals organizers gave part of the proceeds to the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul.

The tomato fest ran from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the hour long tomato fight at 2:30 p.m.

Music and trucks with showers and blowers were there to allow participants to clean up after the tomato fight.