Sometimes a little good, clean fun leaves you covered in ketchup. Come next month, the fruit will be flying in Mountain City in the region’s first Tomato Battle according to Pete Cleaveland, executive director of the Rabun County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The creation of financiers Clint Nelson and Max Kramer, Tomato Battle is a day of music, beer and tomato throwing that organizers founded “to give people the best day of their lives,” and Rabun County’s first organized tomato fight will debut at Blue Ridge Camp in Mountain City on Nov. 5 and 6. This will also be the first Tomato Battle east of the Mississippi. “Once again we can thank Joey and Lori Waldman of Blue Ridge Camp for bringing this event and an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 visitors to Rabun County,” said Cleaveland.