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If the simple tasting of a fresh picked juicy tomato pleases you, then the Minot Great Tomato Festival, which was founded in 1989, might just give you a fantastic freak out. The indoor picnic includes a menu ripe with tomato-themed dishes, a silent auction and live music. The event helps more than your taste buds; festival proceeds assist various organizations.


menu

Haider's Salsa and Chips, Assorted Tomato Hors d'oeuvres, Smoked Pork Chops, Tomato & Cucumber Salad, Roasted Tomatoes stuffed with Rice, Beer Batter Bread, and Chocolate Brownie.

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What will you choose if you win? FL? TN? or CA?
We are SO EXCITED to announce the options of the
GREAT GETAWAY RAFFLE '22....
Raffle tickets are coming soon, but you can start thinking of your dream getaway! 1 winner will be drawn and have their choice of:
EXPLORE KEY WEST
• Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Key West, FL. Complimentary shuttle
service from airport to hotel and downtown available.
• 3-night stay at the Key West Marriott® Beachside Hotel
in a standard king room (one king bed, max. 2 guests).
• Winspire booking & concierge service.
TENNESSEE WHISKEY ADVENTURE
• Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Nashville, TN.
• 3-night stay in a superior guest room at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel (one king bed).
• Jack Daniel’s Tour and Tasting for 2, Lynchburg, TN (must be at least 18 years for tour, 21 for tasting). Ground transportation from hotel included.
• Winspire booking & concierge service.
Glamping Getaway
• Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA.
Ground transportation not included (2-3 hr. drive).
• 3-nights Airstream camping near Yosemite or the Russian River (CA).
• Winspire booking & concierge service.


The Taube Museum of Art is so grateful to be a beneficiary of the Great Tomato Festival! Please consider sponsoring or attending this year, and join us for another fun indoor picnic and auction. What will we be using the proceeds for? Our biggest needs are related to accessibility and staff. We are expanding our staff! We typically operate with one full time staff member and occasionally a part time worker or volunteers. This is TOUGH, especially when there is an emergency that takes someone away from work. We are working to bring in one more person through our internship program (bringing us to 3 workers, woohoo!) this will give us the ability to do more events, more shows, and more with our community. Our other big need is funds to improve our accessibility, namely replacing the lift at the Taube. The last time our lift was serviced, we were told it was most likely going to need a full replacement. We have struggled with finding people locally to service it, replacement parts for it are very difficult to find, and it goes out or service almost immediately after it is repaired each time. We have exhausted our efforts and just need to replace the whole thing. You can help us accomplish our goals and also help support the Minot Symphony Orchestra by attending, sponsoring, volunteering, or donating to this event! Check out our website for more info. http://www.greattomatofestival.com

   


Click here to fill out an entry form.

2022 GTF Great Chocolate Cake Contest

TO ENTER:
1. Complete the form in the link below. Entry descriptions received before July 13th will be printed in the auction catalog.
2. Cakes MUST be baked, decorated, and delivered to the ND State Fair Center 4-H Hall between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Cakes should be in a clear plastic container (will not be returned) or covered in plastic.
3. Cake MUST contain chocolate.
All entries will be on display at the Great Tomato Festival on Aug. 10, 2022 at the ND State Fair Center.
Attendees will view cakes (no tasting) and vote on their favorite cake by placing a bid. The cake with the highest bid will be the winner. All cakes will be sold in the silent auction.
If you have questions, please contact Ellen at 701-858-4288.
Winner will be notified by phone on Thursday, Aug. 11th.
All proceeds benefit the Minot Symphony Orchestra and Taube Museum of Art.


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If the simple tasting of a fresh picked juicy tomato pleases you, then the Minot Great Tomato Festival, which was founded in 1989, might just give you a fantastic freak out. The indoor picnic includes a menu ripe with tomato-themed dishes, a silent auction and live music. The event helps more than your taste buds; festival proceeds assist various organizations.

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1 The Great Tomato Festival was established in 1989. It is an annual, indoor summer gourmet picnic.

2 Evening activities include live jazz music, a silent auction, Menu Venue, and tomato displays courtesy of MarketPlace Foods.

3 This is a community fund-raiser, which benefits non-profit organizations, including the Taube Museum of Art, Minot Symphony Orchestra.


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