On the morning of Saturday, September 12, a truck loaded with crates of inedible tomatoes, "aka ammunition", will be dumped into a cage on E. North Ave. in Milwaukee's eclectic East Side neighborhood. Why? North America's only tomato fight of course! Brought to you by the East Side Business Improvement District, the tomato fight is the annual highlight at Tomato Romp! - Milwaukee's celebration of the tomato harvest.
Local residents, Brett and Lisa Liljegren, are partners in a Milwaukee advertising/events shop named Freight Train. Freight Train has been behind some of Milwaukee's more unusual events in the past couple years including Tomato Romp! Tomato Romp! was created, in conjunction with the East Side Business Improvement, to be a daytime, family-friendly annual event that will increase neighborhood foot traffic and generate excitement.
The fight will take place after the crowning of the East Side's Best Bloody Mary Champion, at approximately 3pm on September 12th. Participants make a $2 donation to the America's Second Harvest before they receive entry to cage. The Tomato Romp! planning committee expects the third season of the fight to be bigger than ever.
For more information about this event please visit www.tomatoromp.com or call 414.226.2113.
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