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Tomato Festival Events - July 29, 2016

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Tomato Festival is coming to Highland Park July 29! 

Main Street Highland Park is throwing a tomato party at the Highland Park Farmers Market on Friday July 29 to celebrate the beloved Jersey tomato!

We will have live music, free tomato samples, and special tomato-themed products from our farmers and artisans. Some of the Farmers Market vendors will also be staying late, allowing for a night of evening Farmers Market shopping!

And...there will be a BEER GARDEN (with beer and hard cider for sale) from 4 - 7:30 pm. (Social Affairs PN# 36939)

If you are a restaurant, vendor, or artisan interested in participating in this celebration of the tomato, please contact Main Street Highland Park at

Thank you to Saint Peters Healthcare System for its support of the Highland Park Farmers Market, and its support of a healthy Highland Park community!

and to finish out the evening...


They're back! And this time they're really stewed!

That's right, folks! In connection with the Highland Park Tomato Festival, Raconteur Radio and Pino's Wine Cellar & Lounge celebrate the Jersey Tomato w. a special LIVE! Midnight Madness presentation of the cult classic, Return of the Killer Tomatos! (and Bloody Mary specials, natch!)

Mad scientist Professor Gangreen is cooking up the second coming of the Great Tomato Uprising, in which music converted tomatoes into human form to war against mankind. Pizza delivery man Chad Finletter must save the world and beautiful tomato-girl Tara.

FEATURING: Michael Jarmus, Jason Jackson, Jeff Maschi, and Danielle Illario.

WITH: theatrical lighting, costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, fog fx, and, of course, hundreds of sound effects.

Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for live audiences throughout the Tri-State area.

They've been called "family friendly guerrilla theater" by the New York Times, one of "the 7 best things to do in NJ" by the Newark Star-Ledger, "innovative and entertaining...a unique mashup of old time radio and live theater" by the Home News Tribune, "ambitious" by, and "a radio show on steroids," by the Courier News.

They've also been called "epic!" by Lev Grossman (of Time Magazine) "amazing!" by Kyle Hartzell (of NPR), "dazzling!" by Megan Ryan (of wNYC), "spellbinding!" by Tom Lynch (of Theatre World), "thrilling!" by Barry Monush (of The Museum of Television & Radio), "awesome!" by Stephen Segal (of Weird Tales & Geek Wisdom), and "outstanding!" by Lee Pfeiffer (of Cinema Retro Magazine).

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