Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival & Photo Contest
Presented by Sustainable Midlands, the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is a celebration of locally grown food – the people who grow it, the restaurants who place it on their menus, the markets that sell it, and the people who eat it. The festival takes place at City Roots Farm in Columbia on July 18 from 4-9pm. Continuing its traditions of old-time festival fun, this year’s event includes a free heirloom tomato tasting from 4-7pm, live music on two stages, local food, a craft beer garden, tomato bobbing, guided farm tours, “Scrumptious Art” presented by Gallery West, and the announcement of the Homegrown Tomato Contest and Show Us Your Tomatoes Photo Contest. You don’t have to be a seasoned photographer to participate in the photo contest; prizes for first-place winners of each category. Photos should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 14th.