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Celebrate Tennessee’s State Fruit, the Tomato!

Tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2021

The annual Mid-South Great Tomato Contest is held in July to celebrate Tennessee’s state fruit, the tomato! This day-long educational event includes learning stations about the best growing practices for tomatoes, an Ask-a-Master-Gardener Table, cooking demonstrations, children’s events and a tomato contest. Join us for this community event to learn more about one of our region’s favorite garden plants.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, the Tomato Contest was cancelled for 2020.

Our event is always held on the 3rd Saturday in July.

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Images from Previous Great Tomato Contests

Our Mission

“The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program seeks to improve the lives of Tennesseans by promoting environmental stewardship, non-commercial food production, and human health and well-being through horticulture education and outreach delivered by a dedicated and skilled volunteer network”

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