La Tomatina Tours
La Tomatina Tours – the story goes that in 1945 some local teenagers were taking part in the traditional and folkloric giants and big heads procession; when one of them decided to add their own touch to the parade and grabbed some tomatoes from a market stall nearby and threw them at the others, who of course immediately retaliated, this lead to a spontaneous food fight, and has now given rise to the ‘World’s largest food fight’!
Today the town square fills up with thousands of “tomatinos” from all over the world eagerly anticipating the not-so spontaneous food fight. At 11am La Tomatina begins and participants literally paint the town red – snatching, crushing and hurling tomatoes, until everyone is covered in the red pulp and flesh of the tomato.
This is one of the more bizarre festivals of Spain, and why you just have to love the quirky nature and passion for life that the Spanish are so famous for.
La Tomatina, the world’s messiest, slimiest and best food fight begins every August in Buñol, Spain where around 20,000 people join the fray to let the streets run red! No-one gets away clean in the world’s biggest free-for-all, so grab your goggles & dive in!
La Tomatina is an exciting and characteristic event of the town of Buñol in Spain. Each year the festival takes place on the last Wednesday in August and sees around 20,000 people pack the streets of the town to throw around one hundred thousand kilograms of over-ripe tomatoes at each other. So put on some old clothes, get some goggles and get involved.
Rumour has it that it all began in 1945 when some local teenagers, taking part in the traditional processions, decided to create their own fun within the parade. One of them took some tomatoes from a market stall and hurled them at the others, who reacted instantaneously, giving rise to an impulsive vegetable fight. Then, La Tomatina; the largest food fight in the world was born. Get immersed in the messiest and the most fun food fight on the globe.
La Tomatina is a weeklong festival that presents music, carnivals, dancing, fireworks and of course the famous tomato fight. Each year, many trucks haul the abundance of tomatoes into the centre of the town, Buñol, Spain and around 20,000 people join the fight to paint the town red with tomatoes.