Weekend garden events
Saturday August 27th, 12 pm to 6 pm Davidsonville location
Tickets: Individuals $10. Family of 4 is $25 (children under 10 free)
Homestead Gardens is hosting its Third Annual Annapolis Tomato Festival This family-friendly event will feature three different contests: the Chesapeake Chili Cook-off, the Salsa Competition and the Ledo Fastest Pizza Eating Contest. Registration for all contests is open to the public; restaurants and individuals are welcome to enter the cooking contests.
There also will be samplings of a wide variety of tomatoes as well as different tomato-based foods. There will have live music and cooking demonstrations throughout the day.
A portion of the profits from the Tomato Festival and Chili Cook-off will go to support Save the Coconuts, an Annapolis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to fight breast cancer and make life easier for those living with the disease.
Schedule of events (subject to change):
12 noon: Doors open to the Third Annual Tomato Festival.
Tomato Sampling: Try them all!
Preserving the Harvest: Tomato Cooking Demonstration with Homestead's own Food Blogger, Rita Calvert
12:30pm-2:30 pm: 2nd Annual Chesapeake Chili Cook-off: Cast your vote for the best chili in the People’s Choice category.
1-3 pm: Live music: The Andy Poxon Band.
2 pm-4 pm: Salsa Competition Begins: Share your spicy love for this all-time favorite tomato-based concoction.
3 pm: Second Annual Ledo’s Fastest Pizza Eating Contest: Can you eat a large pizza all by yourself? Think you can you eat it faster than everyone else? If so, prove it!
3:30 pm-6 pm: Live Music The Sly 45 Trio