Pittston Tomato Festival: There’s always so much going on at the annual event

Participants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival. - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Andrew Bernoski and Barbara Wilder, both of Pittston, purchase Tomato Festival t-shirts from Tomato Festival volunteer Rosie Fasciana, of West Pittston, during the 2016 event. - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Pittston Tomato Festival parade grand marshal Tom Sewatsky, right, accepts a gift from former Mayor Mike Lombardo during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival. - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Participants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Jake Vaxmonsky, of Jenkins Township, takes his annual bath in the residue of the Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
There was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
There was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
The Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Contest organizer Sarah Donahue interviews newly crowned 2016 Tomato Festival Queen Destiney Saville prior to the announcement of the Little Mr. and Miss winners. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
- - Sunday Dispatch file photo
‘Keep calm and throw tomatoes’ is sound advice during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Fights. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
The 2016 Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Parker Jones, 4, Pittston, and Victoria Ferrentino, 4, Laflin, were crowned at the Tomato Festival. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Victoria Hurley, of New Egypt, N.J., left, Sydney Engleman, of West Pittston, and Jennifer Mackiewicz, of Middletown, Del., celebrate surviving the annual Tomato Fights in 2016. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Pittston natives Jane Adonizio, left, of FOX56, and Lori Nocito, Tomato Festival chair, hosted the parade broadcast on FOX56 in 2015. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Dan Figura of Two Gentlemen Catering in Avoca prepares cheesesteak hoagies for customers at the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival in 2016. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo
Harold Golomb, of Plains Township, organizes tomatoes at his farm stand set up for the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival. - - Sunday Dispatch file photo

Andrew Bernoski and Barbara Wilder, both of Pittston, purchase Tomato Festival t-shirts from Tomato Festival volunteer Rosie Fasciana, of West Pittston, during the 2016 event.

Participants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival.

There was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area.

The Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Contest organizer Sarah Donahue interviews newly crowned 2016 Tomato Festival Queen Destiney Saville prior to the announcement of the Little Mr. and Miss winners.

‘Keep calm and throw tomatoes’ is sound advice during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Fights.

Dan Figura of Two Gentlemen Catering in Avoca prepares cheesesteak hoagies for customers at the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival in 2016.

Harold Golomb, of Plains Township, organizes tomatoes at his farm stand set up for the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.

Hannah Higdon, 12, of Exeter, left, Angelina Smith, 9, of Plains Township, and Sierra Smith, 12, of Wyoming, sport balloon hats crafted by TJ Belt of Jubilee Balloons during the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.

Jace Ostopick, 3, of Wilkes-Barre, takes on a tasty dessert during the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.

An overview of the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.

The 2016 Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Parker Jones, 4, Pittston, and Victoria Ferrentino, 4, Laflin, were crowned at the Tomato Festival.

Equipped with his head-cam, R.J. Mackers, of Plains Township, left, takes aim at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Tomato Fights at Cooper’s Waterfront parking lot.

Lori Epler hurls a tomato during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Tomato Fights.

Lil Mr. Germania Maxwell Edwards waves to the crowd during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade.

Participants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival.

Jake Vaxmonsky, of Jenkins Township, takes his annual bath in the residue of the Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival.

There was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area.

Pittston Tomato Festival parade grand marshal Tom Sewatsky, right, accepts a gift from former Mayor Mike Lombardo during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival.

Pittston natives Jane Adonizio, left, of FOX56, and Lori Nocito, Tomato Festival chair, hosted the parade broadcast on FOX56 in 2015.

Victoria Hurley, of New Egypt, N.J., left, Sydney Engleman, of West Pittston, and Jennifer Mackiewicz, of Middletown, Del., celebrate surviving the annual Tomato Fights in 2016.

Maggie the Boston Terrier takes a break in a puddle with some tomatoes after the 2016 Tomato Fights.

Participants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_0208230312.jpgParticipants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Andrew Bernoski and Barbara Wilder, both of Pittston, purchase Tomato Festival t-shirts from Tomato Festival volunteer Rosie Fasciana, of West Pittston, during the 2016 event.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Pittston-Tomato-Fest-Sunday-3-cmyk.jpgAndrew Bernoski and Barbara Wilder, both of Pittston, purchase Tomato Festival t-shirts from Tomato Festival volunteer Rosie Fasciana, of West Pittston, during the 2016 event. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Pittston Tomato Festival parade grand marshal Tom Sewatsky, right, accepts a gift from former Mayor Mike Lombardo during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_PSD082315TomatoFestival_2.jpgPittston Tomato Festival parade grand marshal Tom Sewatsky, right, accepts a gift from former Mayor Mike Lombardo during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Participants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_PSD082315TomatoFights_1.jpgParticipants go on the offensive at the annual Tomato Fights during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Jake Vaxmonsky, of Jenkins Township, takes his annual bath in the residue of the Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_PSD082315TomatoFights_2.jpgJake Vaxmonsky, of Jenkins Township, takes his annual bath in the residue of the Tomato Fights at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

There was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_PSD082315TomatoFights_4.jpgThere was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area. Sunday Dispatch file photo

There was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_PSD082816TomatoWrap6.CMYK_.jpgThere was plenty of activity at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Sunday morning before rain entered the area. Sunday Dispatch file photo

The Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Contest organizer Sarah Donahue interviews newly crowned 2016 Tomato Festival Queen Destiney Saville prior to the announcement of the Little Mr. and Miss winners.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_PSD082816TomatoWrap7.CMYK_.jpgThe Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Contest organizer Sarah Donahue interviews newly crowned 2016 Tomato Festival Queen Destiney Saville prior to the announcement of the Little Mr. and Miss winners. Sunday Dispatch file photo

https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_SD_Tomato-Fights_2.jpgSunday Dispatch file photo

‘Keep calm and throw tomatoes’ is sound advice during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Fights.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_SD_Tomato-Fights_7-2.jpg‘Keep calm and throw tomatoes’ is sound advice during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Fights. Sunday Dispatch file photo

The 2016 Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Parker Jones, 4, Pittston, and Victoria Ferrentino, 4, Laflin, were crowned at the Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TOM-Little-Miss-and-Mister.jpgThe 2016 Little Mr. and Little Miss Tomato Parker Jones, 4, Pittston, and Victoria Ferrentino, 4, Laflin, were crowned at the Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Victoria Hurley, of New Egypt, N.J., left, Sydney Engleman, of West Pittston, and Jennifer Mackiewicz, of Middletown, Del., celebrate surviving the annual Tomato Fights in 2016.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Tomato-2015-Parade-10.jpgVictoria Hurley, of New Egypt, N.J., left, Sydney Engleman, of West Pittston, and Jennifer Mackiewicz, of Middletown, Del., celebrate surviving the annual Tomato Fights in 2016. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Pittston natives Jane Adonizio, left, of FOX56, and Lori Nocito, Tomato Festival chair, hosted the parade broadcast on FOX56 in 2015.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Tomato-2015-Parade-8.jpgPittston natives Jane Adonizio, left, of FOX56, and Lori Nocito, Tomato Festival chair, hosted the parade broadcast on FOX56 in 2015. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Dan Figura of Two Gentlemen Catering in Avoca prepares cheesesteak hoagies for customers at the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival in 2016.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_tomatofestival01.jpgDan Figura of Two Gentlemen Catering in Avoca prepares cheesesteak hoagies for customers at the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival in 2016. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Harold Golomb, of Plains Township, organizes tomatoes at his farm stand set up for the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_tomatofestival02.jpgHarold Golomb, of Plains Township, organizes tomatoes at his farm stand set up for the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Hannah Higdon, 12, of Exeter, left, Angelina Smith, 9, of Plains Township, and Sierra Smith, 12, of Wyoming, sport balloon hats crafted by TJ Belt of Jubilee Balloons during the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_tomatofestival03.jpgHannah Higdon, 12, of Exeter, left, Angelina Smith, 9, of Plains Township, and Sierra Smith, 12, of Wyoming, sport balloon hats crafted by TJ Belt of Jubilee Balloons during the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Jace Ostopick, 3, of Wilkes-Barre, takes on a tasty dessert during the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_tomatofestival04.jpgJace Ostopick, 3, of Wilkes-Barre, takes on a tasty dessert during the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

An overview of the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_tomatofestival05.jpgAn overview of the 33rd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Equipped with his head-cam, R.J. Mackers, of Plains Township, left, takes aim at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Tomato Fights at Cooper’s Waterfront parking lot.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TTL081813TomatoFights_1.jpgEquipped with his head-cam, R.J. Mackers, of Plains Township, left, takes aim at the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Tomato Fights at Cooper’s Waterfront parking lot. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Maggie the Boston Terrier takes a break in a puddle with some tomatoes after the 2016 Tomato Fights.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TTL081916Fight8cmyk.jpgMaggie the Boston Terrier takes a break in a puddle with some tomatoes after the 2016 Tomato Fights. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Lori Epler hurls a tomato during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Tomato Fights.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TTL081916Fight9cmyk.jpgLori Epler hurls a tomato during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Tomato Fights. Sunday Dispatch file photo

Lil Mr. Germania Maxwell Edwards waves to the crowd during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TTL082116Parade3.jpgLil Mr. Germania Maxwell Edwards waves to the crowd during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade. Sunday Dispatch file photo