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Tomatoes to take center stage at festival

By Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM

People who love tomatoes are in for a treat this Saturday, when Historic Lebanon will hold its sixth annual Tomato Festival.

“It’s one of those laid-back, fun Saturday morning small-town activities,” said Historic Lebanon’s Kim Parks. Parks added that “the Farmers Market is in the Main Street Project focus area since it is just off the square.”

The festival will run from 8-11 a.m., and anyone interested in entering a tomato in one of the five contest categories - most perfect, largest, smallest, ugliest and most character - can do so up until judging begins at 10 a.m.

Parks said the festival has had “some interesting entries” in the most character category.

“Some of them look like they have faces,” she said.

All of the normal vendors that frequent the farmer’s market will be on hand Saturday, and there will be live music provided by Faith Lutheran Church’s bluegrass band.

“The bluegrass band is always fun; makes it even better every year.”

Sally Palmer will be selling fried pies again this year, said Parks.

“We love our Farmer’s Market; it’s part of our downtown,” Parks added.

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