Tomato Blast is a massive tomato fight modeled after Spain's annual La Tomatina Fest. La Tomatina is an annual festival held in Valencian the town of Buñol, a town located 30 km from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fights purely for fun!
Date: Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Soldier Field Festival Lot,
E 18th Dr., Chicago, IL 60605
1410 S. Musuem Campus Dr., Chgo. IL (LANDMARK)
Cost: $49.99 for participants. $24.99 for spectators. Goggles $4.00. Purchase tickets & gear here!
Age: All ages are welcomed. 14+ to participate in tomato fight. 21+ to consume beer.
Parking: On site based on availability.
12:00pm - 3:00pm Live Music, Beer, Food
3:00pm - 4:00pm Tomato Fight
4:00pm - 6:00pm Cleanup, Live Music, Beer, Food
Soldier Field South Festival Lot E 18th Dr., Chicago, IL 60605
New Event Features & Improvements
1. New Management
2. Onsite registration will now be computerized oppose to manual
3. Stocked supplies sold onsite: Goggles, t-shirts & etc.
4. A tomato stomp will proceed tossing of the tomatoes
5. More signage, portlets and overall increased organization
6. More rinse off stations
All gear pre-ordered: t-shirt, goggles and tickets will be retrieved during registration as you check in.
Otherwise, gear will be sold onsite as supplies last.
Bring your deal site vouchers onsite and ID. They will be scanned for one use. Deal vouchers are transferrable and may be giving as gifts to others. However, they only have one usage.
Have you ever been hit with a tomato ripe or aged? So, you know they both can hurt. That is why the tomatoes used during our fights are aged and softer than ripe tomatoes. But you will be hit by a tomato and it will hurt. Please note we can not guarantee all tomatoes are as aged and soft as others as there is no way to individually check hundreds of thousands tomatos. Also, safety goggles must be worn for this event. In fact, you can purchase a pair before D-day when you register for the event. In addition, all event participants must sign our event waiver agreement to participate in our events. Rest assured we do all we can to ensure a safe event. Furthermore, there is no direct throwing at someones head. Any participant in violation of this will be removed and asked to leave the event. However, the facts are with tomatoes flying you will get hit and they will hurt. All participants assume all risk associated with getting hit with flying tomatoes
Safety goggles must be worn during the tomato fight. No exceptions. Goggles may be purchased during online registration. Again, NO throwing directly at someone head. We know the day at the office might have been tough and someone closely resembles your boss. But resist the temptation. Also, bring a change of clothes as driving home wet is no fun. Place cellphone in cellophane bag in pocket to protect. BAGS CHECK IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR $5.
Our events will feature live music. Music played will be top 40 hits. Music will be played until the tomato fight begins. After the fight is complete we will resume the music. Bands Performing at Tomato Blast
All ticket sales are finals. No exceptions.
The show must go on. Rain or shine the tomato blast will go on according to schedule. Only lighting will halt the show. We also reserve the right to change the event venue and event dates at any time.
In an event of a tomato shortage we will replace tomatoes with some fun substitute such as water or mud.
No. As the tomatoes used are passed ripe and aged. In fact, According to the USDA, SOFT fruits and vegetables (such as cucumbers, peaches, tomatoes, etc.) with high moisture content can be contaminated below the surface after sitting for some time. They mold inside. The USDA requires such items to be discarded. In our case we have decided to throw them! Welcome to the birth of Tomato Blast. Source: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/molds_on_food/
Tomato blast will provide water to wash down after the blast. Please note we will not have showers on site but simple water hosing area. We recommend you bring your own towels as you will be covered in tomatoes.
Our events are designed, organized and implemented in a way that minimizes negative impact on the environment and fosters sustainability. How do we do accomplish these goal? First and foremost TOMATOES USED ARE PAST RIPE. They are not edible and would otherwise have been discarded. Thus we use past ripe tomatoes of no value and create value. Second, at each event we provide separate paper and plastic receptacles; Third, we host paperless meetings or utilize recycled paper; and fourth we encourage all event participants to bring old cell phones for recycling. Collectively, this helps reduce our carbon foot print, reduces landfill pollution. All paper, plastic and metals are recycled in accordance with all Federal and Local EPA Regulations.
All events will feature cold beer. Enough said!
We are a member supporting organization to Feed The Children not a direct partner. Our goal is to support their mission by encouraging our event participants to considered making donations to help fight World hunger.
All old cellphones will be recycled onsite at Tomato Blast in Soldier Field. We are a green event. Thus, we will be recycling cellphones onsite during the event at Soldier Field. Thus, bring all those old cell phones for recycling. All cellphones will be recycled in accordance with all Illinois and Federal guidelines for proper disposal of electronics. All donations of 3 or more phones will recieve free admission to the live music festival.
Sorry no fake or real weapons will be allowed. So please leave the fake swords, knives and guns at home or you will not be allowed entrance. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO BAGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE EVENT. We recommend placing cellphones, money in a cellophane bag to be placed in your pocket to protect from water and tomatoes.
If you registered on Active.com and received a confirmation email all you need is a valid identifcation card (Drivers License, State Identification, etc.) Of course it does not hurt to have your confirmation email. However, this is a green event and is a waste of paper. Save a tree and simply drop us a line to confirm you registration.