Quality Tomato Capital of the World

Tucked away in the Pennsylvania city of Pittston, this place gained fame in the late 19th century as a coal mining center. Today, Pittston is promoting itself as “The Quality Tomato Capital of the World”. The Pittston Tomato Festival in its 30th year is held annually to celebrate the city’s tradition and heritage in promoting the tomato.  The festival includes multiple food vendors from the area, a beauty pageant, tomato tasting contest, a best looking and ugliest tomato contest, a 5K run through the city, tomato fights, live entertainment, and even a parade!

Over 50,000 people attend the 4-day festival that has been crowned as one of the best festivals in Northeastern PA.

Pittston Tomato Festival

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