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16 & 17 February 2019

Tomato Festival Sydney 2019

Join us at the Tomato Festival Sydney to celebrate the juicy red fruit.

The award-winning festival returns for a sixth year on 16 and 17 February 2019 at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. New elements have been added to the festival and all the favourites are coming back with a brand new theme - celebrating the magic of seeds.
As the days lengthen and summer fruit and veggies start to ripen it can only mean one thing –  tomatoes!!! And the Tomato Festival Sydney! 


Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2019


Free entry - some ticketed events


Throughout the Garden


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
The Diggers Heirloom Tomato Taste Test, Longest Tomato Lunch, mandala, 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 Cooking & Learning Hub will be full of interesting gardening talks and cooking demonstrations with tasty bush food, easy seasonal recipes, hot tips on growing 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 the competitions whether it be passata or chilli sauce, chutney or best homegrown tomato, the field is wide open so get ready and don’t miss out. See entry details below.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival and around the Garden! 
Longest Tomato Lunch
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Tomato Festival Sydney - Plants with Bite at Night
Join us for an exclusive late night at the Festival for the cult classic Return of the Killer Tomatoes! Not just the film screening but a whole night of entertainment – live music, food, drinks, DJ and more.
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