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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.

volunteer

We need YOUR help! We are preparing for the 35th annual and GRAND FINALE (Yes! The last one!!) Great Tomato Festival and need your help! Please join us on Tuesday, August 13th and/or Wednesday, August 14th for daytime food prep or the evening of Aug. 14th to help at the event.

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Join us for the 35th and FINAL Great Tomato Festival! The Great Tomato Festival was established in 1989. It is an annual, indoor summer gourmet picnic. Evening activities include live music, a silent auction, Menu Venue, and tomato displays courtesy of MarketPlace Foods. This is a community fundraiser, which benefits non-profit organizations, including the Taube Museum of Art and the Minot Symphony Orchestra. Must be 21+


Chocolate Cake Contest

Want to help support the 35th and FINAL Great Tomato Festival?!
We are looking for bakers for the Chocolate Cake Contest!

To enter:
1. Complete this form by July 31st. https://forms.gle/9FNH6szEnaoMQ7Kh7
2. Bake and decorate your CHOCOLATE cake then deliver it to the ND State Fair Center 4-H Hall between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday, August 14, 2024. Cakes should be in a clear disposable container (will not be returned) or covered in plastic.
3. The only rule...the cake MUST contain chocolate!
All entries will be displayed at the Great Tomato Festival on Aug. 14, 2024, at the ND State Fair Center.
Attendees will view cakes (no tasting, so dress it to impress!) 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.

Become A Sponsor of the Great Tomato Festival

Do you know what makes the Tomato Festival GREAT??
YOU!!
We are looking for businesses or groups to sponsor the 2023 GTF to be held on Wed. Aug. 9th!
$300 includes 10 tickets to share with your employees, friends or family with your name listed in the program.
$600 includes 10 tickets, a reserved table, 2 bottles of wine and meal service, (no need to wait in line!) plus marketing!
$1,200 includes 20 tickets, 2 reserved tables, 4 bottles of wine and meal service PLUS prime marketing spots!
We are happy to come to your office to talk more about sponsorships. Simply send us a message!
This years' benefactors are the Taube Museum of Art and Minot Symphony Orchestra 2 organizations that make Minot a great place to live, work, and play!


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If interested in becoming a business sponsor, please email the taube museum at taube@srt.com


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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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