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Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2020

Tomato Festival Sydney 2020

Seven years on but no itch! The Tomato Festival Sydney is back for its seventh festival on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2020.

New in 2020 will be extended hours on Saturday with twilight drinks and festivities until 7 pm, workshops including a still life art workshop with Charlotte Thodey, cooking masterclass, along with more stalls and children’s  activities in the village.

The theme for 2020 is the joy of the kitchen garden.


Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2020


Free entry - some ticketed events


Throughout the Garden


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
The Diggers Heirloom Tomato Taste Test, Longest Tomato Lunch, Harris Farm Markets mandala, Community Greening Cooking & Learning Hub, children’s activities, live music and DJ will all be back to transform the foreshore lawns of the Garden into a fun and delicious harbourside food festival. The Community Greening Cooking & Learning Hub will be full of interesting gardening talks and cooking demonstrations, easy seasonal recipes, hot tips on creating kitchen gardens, health benefits of gardening, how to keep your plants healthy and more. 
Award-winning chef Luca Ciano will be back with another mouth-watering menu for the Longest Tomato Lunch. The Diggers Club has been busy sourcing growers for the tomato taste test and our stall holders are honing their skills making olive oils, condiments, sauces, breads, churning butter and putting their thinking caps on for more tomato inspired food and drinks. Costa Georgiadis returning as the Festival Ambassador.

Now is the time to start preparing your entry for chutney/relish and chilli sauce competitions along with best homegrown tomato, the field is wide open so get ready and don’t miss out.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival and around the Garden.

Enter our competition

Best in show
Taste is key to a delicious tomato other aspects are important too. The following points in no particular order, will be taken into consideration when exhibits are judged: Colour, Smell, Flavour, Texture, Overall appearance and Weight (for exhibits in ‘heaviest’ category).
Enter now
Chutney Relish Challenge
Visual presentation, texture and consistency, flavour balance (acidity, sweetness), overall presentation are the key points for a winning chutney/relish! 
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Chilli Sauce Challenge
The secret for chilli sauce lies in balancing the flavour of the sauce with the heat of the chilli. We all love a little spice in life, the key word here is a little, not to over power the flavour of the tomato!
Enter now

Meet the producers