Hundreds gather for rotten tomato fight on Milwaukee's east side

Posted at 7:23 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-10 05:50:11-04

MILWAUKEE – Things got a little “saucy” in one Milwaukee neighborhood Saturday afternoon. But, it was for a good cause.

The East Side Business Business Improvement District held the “11th Annual Tomato” Romp on city’s east side.

The day consisted of eating, drinking, a short parade, and a tomato fight – with more than 8,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes. 

The event is one-of-a-kind in the country where people simply throw tomatoes really hard at each other. 

Proceeds from the event are donated to the Riverwest Food Pantry.