Locals compete in annual tomato packing contest(winners announced+photos from the event)

Locals compete in annual tomato packing contest(winners announced+photos from the event)

The 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival’s annual Tomato Packing Contest was held Friday, June 10, 2022 on the court square in Warren, featuring the best of the best tomato box speed packers from the world capital of tomato farming. Winner’s included the following(Photos by Tim Kessler.): More photos from the event:

Goodness gracious “Great Bowls of Fire Contest” features the best salsa in Arkansas(winners announced)

Goodness gracious “Great Bowls of Fire Contest” features the best salsa in Arkansas(winners announced)

There is simply no greater salsa competition than right here in the home of the South Arkansas Vine Ripened Bradley County Pink Tomato! The Great Bowls of Fire Salsa Contest, sponsored by Warren Bank and Trust, was held this weekend during the annual Festival in Warren. Winners were: Lauren Bryant, best looking; Holley McVay, best…

Tomato Festival ‘storms’ back in style: 2022 Festival a big success

Tomato Festival ‘storms’ back in style: 2022 Festival a big success

The 66th annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival came in with a bang long before the last fireworks exploded. Hurricane-strength winds blew through the Arts and Crafts shed where over 80 vendors were assembled, sending tables flying and torrential rain. Booths were literally ripped apart but the vendors soon recovered. Several tents with other vendors around…

All-Tomato Luncheon tickets available at Extension Office

All-Tomato Luncheon tickets available at Extension Office

The annual All-Tomato Luncheon will be held Saturday, June 11, at 12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activities Center. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased from the Bradley County Extension Office. The Bradley County Extension Homemaker’s Clubs started the All Tomato Luncheon one year after the first Pink Tomato Festival. The All Tomato…

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

The 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Pageants were held Saturday evening, June 4 at the Heritage Community Center to crown a new Miss Pink Tomato, as well as a number of other titles including Petite Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, and Teen Miss Pink Tomato. Seventeen year-old Kaiden Hale of Monticello was crowned the 2022 Miss…

Final stages of planning underway for the 2022 Tomato Festival

Final stages of planning underway for the 2022 Tomato Festival

Planning continued Thursday with the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival committee at the Warren Municipal Building. “We’re trying to get back to normal,” said Chairwoman Brooke Pennington Hatch. Other committee members present included Vicky Tapia, Terrie White, James Wells, Denisa Pennington, Steve Mahanes, Lynn Hearnsberger, Gwen Sledge, Leslie Adams and Keeton Hudson. Political office-holders have…

2022 Tomato Festival t-shirt logo design released

2022 Tomato Festival t-shirt logo design released

The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Committee is pleased to reveal the official 2022 66th logo, which is based on the design that Cathy Richardson and Carol Lee Little submitted for the annual t-shirt design contest as a mother/daughter collaboration. Official Festival Tshirts using this design will available for sale in May. Be sure to…

Tomato Festival Chairwoman Brooke Hatch previews event for Rotary

Tomato Festival Chairwoman Brooke Hatch previews event for Rotary

The Rotary Club of Warren met for its weekly meeting Tuesday, April 26 inside the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church. The group heard from Junior Rotarians from Hermitage (Elizabeth Warren) and Warren (Colton Satterlee, Klayton Dunaway, and Aidan Weaver) before Rotarian Marnette George presented her program. George’s program was Pink Tomato Festival Chairwoman…

Tomato Festival plans progressing for 2022 event

Tomato Festival plans progressing for 2022 event

Planning continued for the 66th annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival by committee members Thursday. Attending the meeting at the District Courtroom were Chairwoman Brooke Hatch, 1st Vice Chairwoman Kenna Sparks, 2nd Vice Chairman Keeton Hudson, Past President James Wells and committee members Steve Mahanes, Denisa Pennington, Jimmy Sledge, Vicky Tapia and JeNelle Lipton. The…

Boots Bailey & the Boys to perform Friday, June 10 at the Tomato Festival

Boots Bailey & the Boys to perform Friday, June 10 at the Tomato Festival

WARREN, Ark. – Boots Bailey & the Boys will headline the Friday night, June 10, 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival entertainment according to an announcement by the Festival’s Executive Committee. Boots Bailey & the Boys is a country/classic rock group made up of Suzanne “Boots” Bailey, Don Pennington, Robert Dyer, Justin Payne, and Jess…

And the 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Headliner Musician is…

And the 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Headliner Musician is…

WARREN, Ark. – Locals from Bradley County and visitors from around the United States will soon arrive in Warren, Arkansas for the 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. The highlight of the each year’s festivities is a live concert on the Bradley County Courthouse square. After two years of scaled back activities due to COVID,…