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Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009

Tomato Romp

Today @ Oakland and North Avenue, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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One of Milwaukee’s odder new traditions, the Tomato Romp returns for a third year on Milwaukee’s East Side today on North Avenue. Though it also promises music, arts and crafts, produce and buskers, the event is first and foremost a celebration of drinking built around a bloody mary competition. For $10, drinkers can sample bloody marys from many local establishments. Then, when patrons are suitably lubricated, the day culminates in a 3 p.m. rotten tomato fight—but not, of course, before all the appropriate waivers are filled out, lest someone somehow get injured by a tomato.