Toronto Tomato Festival

Saturday August 4 - Sunday August 5 2018 | Showme Showground, Toronto Way

What started out as a small community event on the outskirts of the city six years ago, has now become one of Toronto’s most celebrated annual events at the city’s premier exhibition venue, Showme Showground.

Attracting more than 250,000 patrons and over 500 stallholders, the Toronto Tomato Festival is hosted by the Toronto Tomato Farmers Guild, and is one of the only festivals of its kind in the world.

All revenue generated from this ticketed event is invested back into Toronto’s vibrant farming community to ensure that it continues to grow, and make its mark on the world produce stage.

To date, more than $4 million has been funnelled back into the community, in the way of business development, technology and best practice farming standards.

To find out more about how you can support the Toronto Tomato Farmers Guild visit

Getting here

Saturday August 4 - Sunday August 5, 2018

Showme Showground, Toronto Way, Toronto

Gates open at 11am and close at 10pm

Free buses will run in a circuit every 20 minutes from the Toronto Main East Bus Terminal and Toronto Main West Bus Terminal, to the showground and back again. Due to the number produce trucks on site, no parking will be available at the showground.

Public parking is available The Toronto Grand Hotel and The Toronto Imperial Hotel at the discounted rate of $7 per day. Both hotels are less than a 10 minute walk from Showme Showground.


Entry to the festival costs $12 at the gate, or $10 if you book before June 30.

Book online at

Children under the age of 16 and adults over the age of 65 are free!

Ticket prices cover the cost of all tastings and kids workshops. All adult cooking and craft workshops incur a small additional fee of $5 per person, payable at the participating stall.


Food outlets

A range of dining options are available at all three food halls in the showground, located at A5, G9 and S3 on your festival map. Options include:

  • Burger Bazaar, Simply Salads and Everything Edible - fast food outlets
  • Family Feast House and The More The Merrier - Bistro-style sit down dining
  • The Tantilising Tomato - Fine dining restaurants
  • Dedicated picnic areas are located adjacent to each food hall, bring your own picnic blanket or hire one of ours!

Toilets and parents rooms

Located at six easily accessible points around the showground, all toilet blocks have facilities for men, women and children. There is also a wheelchair accessible toilet and a parents room at each location.

These blocks are located at: A7, D3, G10, L5, S2 and W9 on your festival map.


For your convenience ATMs are available at the entrance to ShowmeShowground, as well as in all three food hall venues.

Lost and found

There is a lost and found office located at the southern end of the entrance. Lost persons can be reported to any ground staff member, who will notify the onsite security team.

Free WiFi

ShowMe Showground is completely equipped to provide free WiFi throughout the venue. No password is required, and no time limits apply. Data usage is capped at 10MB per device, per day.

Free water stations

Filtered water taps and drinking fountains are located throughout the showground. Attendees can choose between chilled or tap temperature water. Reusable bottles are available for purchase at all food halls.

Exhibitor information

If you’re a Toronto-based business with an interest in local produce, you won’t want to miss your chance to be part of this unique event, and exposure to more than 250,000 potential customers.

Indoor and outdoor stalls are available in three different sizes, and clusters of between 20-25 stalls will be dotted around the showground. Volunteers will be onsite from 8am - 11pm on both festival days to assist with set up and pack down.

For full stall specifications and prices, please email: