This year's Tomato Fest 2019 will take place on September 7th Downtown Auburn, New York.
Our featured concert Saturday night 7:30 pm at Auburn Public Theater
By far the biggest news is that Jukin' Bone has recorded a brand-new studio album, their first in 44 years! With original members Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle, George Egosarian and John DeMaso Miralles, the band enlisted special guest Josh Dekaney on drums and percussion and wrote 9 brand new original songs and also laid down their interpretation of the classic "Today I Sing the Blues." Writing commenced in secret directly after the Sammy Awards last March (where Jukin' Bone was inducted into the Hall of Fame) and continued until recording sessions proceeded over the summer at More Sound and Near Miss, with Mark producing. Spurred on by all of the good will generated by the HOF Award, the band asked themselves the question, "what if we had another chance to finally make the record we always knew we could make?" Well, guys, mission accomplished! …..Jukin Bone Website
Festival opens at 11am Saturday
Shopping all day long Saturday! Raffle baskets! 50/50 raffle!
Hand-crafted soaps, jewelry, maple syrup, wood carvings, jams, hand-woven baskets, alpaca wool clothing, metal sculpture, hand-made doll clothes and much more.
Locally grown produce and flowers.
Home improvements, communications, housewares, clothing.
Family Fun, Good Food, Crafts, and Great Entertainment
Family Fun activities 11am to 6pm Saturday in the Auburn Public Theater.
Music all over downtown: 11am to 8pm Saturday.
is available at the City of Auburn parking garage which is adjacent to the festival. The garage is located at 1 Lincoln Street.
Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated.
Volunteers will be collecting donations at the entry points on Genesee, State and Exchange St.
Helping Food Pantries Feed People
Since its inception in 1985, TomatoFest has raised over $300,000 and collected more than 13,000 canned goods to help feed the hungry through donations to participating area food pantries.
All food pantries receiving donations from TomatoFest are affiliated with the Central New York Food Bank. Every $1 provides an entire meal! Last year 873,148 meals were provided in Cayuga County. Hunger affects parents and children, and your support truly affects their lives.
The first "festival", only a few hours long on a Sunday afternoon, was created to bring the community together and provide a public venue for not-for-profit organizations. A few hundred people turned out, and when all was said and done a small profit was realized. People from all over Central New York come to enjoy the great food, music, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family. The name TomatoFest was selected because the festival is held at the end of the tomato season, and the thought of canning or "putting up" the harvest reflected the support of local food agencies.
A volunteer Board of Directors provides their services throughout the year, striving to make each festival a memorable event for everyone who attends. This year's festival will be fresh and better than ever so make plans to bring your friends and family to a fun-filled weekend at the 33rd annual TomatoFest, on September 7th and 8th, in downtown Auburn, NY.