Welcome to The Minot Great Tomato Festival


Good food, live music and supporting a good cause all on the agenda for the Great Tomato Festival at the North Dakota State Fair Center August 9, 2017. This year’s proceeds will go to the Minot Symphony Orchestra, Minot Public Library, Taube Museum of Art.

The gates open at 5:30pm for browsing and the event begins at 6pm with a social hour and dinner begins at 7pm. There will be a silent auction taking place during the event featuring Medora packages, golfing and restaurant certificates, gift baskets and more. The annual Great Tomato Festival will feature a menu that is sure to please any palate and includes Haider’s Salsa and Chips, Assorted Tomato Hors d’oeuvres, Smoked Pork Chops by the Master Chefs, Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Beer Batter Bread and Chocolate Brownie. Tickets are now on sale.  Click here to purchase.

Great Tomato Festival

The annual Great Tomato Festival will feature a menu that is sure to please any pallet and includes Haider’s Salsa and Chips, Assorted Tomato Hors d’oeuvres, Smoked Pork Chops by the Master Chefs, Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Beer Batter Bread and Chocolate Brownie.

Great Tomato Festival

Working together with the purpose of raising funds to enhance the services of the specific nonprofit organizations.

Great Tomato Festival

Tickets are available at Taube Museum of Art, Minot Public Library, Artmain, The Computer Store, and Interiors Plus or online!


About Us

The Great Tomato Festival was established in 1989. It is an annual, indoor summer gourmet picnic with a classic fixed menu of Haider's Salsa and Chips, Assorted Tomato Hors d'oeuvres, Smoked Pork Chops, Tomato & Cucumber Salad, Roasted Tomatoes stuffed with Rice, Beer Batter Bread, and Chocolate Brownie. Evening activities include live jazz music, a silent auction, Menu Venue, and tomato displays courtesy of MarketPlace Foods. This is a community fund-raiser, which benefits non-profit organizations, including the Minot Public Library, Taube Museum of Art, Minot Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket Info

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and now available at the Taube Museum of Art, Minot Public Library, Artmain, The Computer Store, and Interiors Plust and online.

Announcements

  • Today's Info:

    Sponsorships are sold to area businesses and institutions. Ten tickets are included in a sponsorship, priced at $250. Individual tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All net proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction are directly granted to the sponsoring organizations. There are no salaried positions related to the festival.

    Updated: 02.14.15
  • Press Release:

    Items offered on the silent auction include activities such as event tickets (sports, theater, and music), restaurant meals, kid’s activities, lesson camps, and vacation stays. We have expanded to include art, furniture, book bags, memorabilia, and other selected higher ticket items. Auction proceeds have ranged from $14,000 to $22,300 in the past 5 years. Since 1989 over $436,000 has been raised.

    Updated: 04.9.17
  • More Info:

    For more information please email: greattomatofestival@srt.com

  • Did You Know:

    Tomatoes are the fruit of the tomato plant. They originated in the South American Andes around the area of modern day Peru and was first used as a food by the Aztec's in Southern Mexico.

    Updated: 4.9.17
  • Did You Know:

    Because the tomato has seeds and grows from a flowering plant botanically it is classed as a fruit not a vegetable.

    Updated: 4.9.17

Support

Contribute today to our Silent Auction by contacting Nancy at the Taube Museum of Art 701-838-4445 or visiting with anyone on the committee!

 

Events

Volunteer

We will need volunteers the week of the event.  If you would like to volunteer please email us at greattomatofestival@srt.com or click here to sign up!

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