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Historic Avery Tomato Festival, Avery, Texas, July 4, 2009

Twelve thousand tomato aficionados are expected to roll in to Avery, Texas this year to feast on a manner of preparations of the local cash crop, from fried green tomatoes and salsa to red tomato ice cream and tangy, sweet green tomato cake, a Southern specialty eaten for breakfast or dessert. Information: 903-244-3920.

Saturday, JULY 4th
Downtown Avery, Texas
(On US Highway 82 sixteen miles southeast of Clarksville, Texas)
Celebrating our HISTORY, once known as the
 “Tomato Center of Northeast Texas”
where the theme is “Tomatoes”
Without whom this event would not have been possible
Craft booths, Food vendors, Evening 5 K RUN, HIP HOP AMUSEMENT/CARNIVAL RIDES and
 GAMES, Eastern Star Breakfast, Avery United Methodist Church Sandwich Shop, Barbeque, Horseshoe Tournament, Tomato Festival Queen Pageant, The STA-BIL Lone Star Lawnmower Racing Series Points Race for 2009, Most Beautiful (Real) Dressed Tomato Contest, Best Tomato Hat Contest, Tomato Contest (Red & Green) Biggest, Smallest, and Ugliest, Salsa Contest (Fresh, Cooked, and Hottest), Farmer’s Tomato and Vegetable Market,  Music on the Tomato Shed Pavilion all day Saturday, Tomato Festival Parade, FFA Cow Patty Bingo, Games, Face Painting, Cold Water melon, Airbrush Tattoos, Street Dances both Friday and Saturday Night, HUGE Fireworks show!!
MOST BEAUTIFUL TOMATO CONTEST! . A contest that Defies Description! Here is how it works: Take an ordinary tomato , and dress, adorn, or decorate it as if it were an entrant in a beauty contest or headed to a costume party. ( It helps if you think of your tomato as a small round person who is just ripe to get dressed up and go out on the town!) And Remember, there may be 50 ugly Tomatoes, but there is only 1 Beautiful one!
THE UGLIEST TOMATO CONTEST  We love UGLY tomatoes. The uglier the better. Look in your garden and find a wonderfully weird ( but edible) UGLY tomato and head for the Tomato Festival to enter it in the soon to be coveted title of “Ugliest Tomato”. And if somehow you can’t find an ugly tomato, come downtown to see all the amazingly ugly tomato entries for the contest.
The BIGGEST and LITTLEST Tomato Contest (both Red & Green ) Who says size doesn’t matter. Well, this time it does! Bring us your largest or tiniest tomato you can find and compete for the braggin’ rights to the most gargantuan  or ittiest  bittiest tomato in TOWN!
Tomato Contest Application:
TOMATO FESTIVAL PARADE & Horseshoe Tournament
Tomato Festival EVENING 5-K RUN
For information contact Tiffany Harvey at 903-933-9575
Or email:
Teen Dance on Friday Night
DJ: C-Star
Clarksville, Texas
Street Dance Saturday Night
Friday, JULY 3, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Avery ISD Cafetorium
Tomato Queen Pageant Application for 2009


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