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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! 

When

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2019

Price

Free entry - some ticketed events

Where

Throughout the Garden

Transport

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. The mobile cooking pod generously sponsored by Electrolux.
 
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 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! 
 

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM

 
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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Longest Tomato Lunch
Tickets are sold out!

Enter our competition

Best in show application
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).
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Meet the producers

Competitions prizes: 

Chutney/relish 
1st prize: $100 gift voucher Harris Farm Markets
2nd prize: 1 year household membership to Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens
3rd prize: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney coffee table book

Passata
1st prize: $100 gift voucher Harris Farm Markets
2nd prize: 1 year household membership to Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens
3rd prize: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney coffee table book

Chilli sauce
1st prize: $100 donated by Prof. Meng Chong Ngu
2nd prize: 1 year household membership to Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens
3rd prize: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney coffee table book

Best-in-Show homegrown tomato
Heaviest 1st prize – 2 year membership to The Diggers Club
Tastiest 1st prize – 2 year membership to The Diggers Club
 

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