Welcome to the

Grainger County Tomato Festival

The Grainger County Tomato Festival was organized in 1992 to promote Grainger County Tomatoes. Our mission is to promote all Grainger County agricultural products, specifically the Grainger County Tomato, and to promote the many local artists and craftsmen we have in our area. Over the years we have added a number of special events making the festival one of the largest free festivals in East Tennessee. The festival is always the last full weekend in July.  Be sure to mark your calendars!  You don't want to miss it.

Music Schedule

Tomato Factoids

Festival Map
Craft & Commercial Vendor List

Vendor Info & Applications
Flyers & Festival Map
Contact Us

Pictorial Highlights

Faces of 2014
Opry Highlights
Beauty Pageant
Tractors & Such
Random Shots of Kindness
Tomato Wars

2015 Was another Great Year

The 2015 Festival was another success! Attendance was estimated at over 20,000. Tomato and produce sales were very good, with thousands of boxes of vegetable goodies leaving during the festival. All three stages of music were well attended and the vendors did well. We expanded the Living History Area by quite a bit. The many old tractors brought back memories. This year many took the opportunity to find Civil War ancestors using modern computer technology. Apple butter making, herbal remedies and a working blacksmith were great additions in the Living History area. Look for exciting new exhibits in the Living History Area this year! The fine art, history and authors area was packed and achieved it's goal of sharing information and culture with a wide audience. We had more commercial vendors and more things for children to do. Our famous Tomato Wars has been expanded to both Sat. and Sun. so that more folks can get into the action. One goal we have for next year is to improve our evening activities; more things to do when it's a little cooler. We want to thank all committee members who organized events, maintained the grounds, and did all those things that made our festival one of the best. We also want to thank all our sponsors listed below. Without their gifts of money and services we would not have a festival.



Murlin's Music World
Grainger Today
Tennessee Home Grown Tomatoes

Citizens Bank & Trust Company of Grainger County
New South Credit Union
WJDT FM106.5 & WBGQ FM100.7
WCRK 1150AM & WMTN 1300AM


Appalachian Electric Cooperative
Bean Station Police Dept.
Burger Bar & Country Storage - White Pine
Citizens Bank
Down Home Resturant
Frontier Communications
Modern Woodman of America
Ray Varner Ford
Ronnie Johnson
Smith Drugs

Activities at the Tomato Festival may be photographed and/or videoed. These photographs and videos will be used by the Festival Committee in its promotional activities. By attending the Tomato Festival you give permission for your likeness to be photographed, videoed, and included in any promotional activity.