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Jacksonville, TX Wins Tomato Throwdown

2015 Tomato ThrowdownJacksonville, Texas- Jacksonville, Texas takes the second consecutive title, KTBS 3 Tomato Throwdown Champion.  Peggy Renfro, President-Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce challenged two communities who also have a Tomato Fest, Crystal Springs, MS and Warren, AR.  Both communities were up for the challenge which was hosted by KTBS TV station in Shreveport, LA.


28th Annual Tomato Festival 

JACKSONVILLE- It’s about to be “tomato time” in Jacksonville! This year the City of Jacksonville will celebrate the 28th Annual Tomato Festival this June. Jacksonville has been producing tomatoes for the commercial market in the State of Texas for over a century, since 1897. Tomatoes became the primary crop until the 1950s. During this time, Jacksonville earned the title “Tomato Capital of the World.”