SUNY Fredonia students to bring Spanish tomato fight to campus

Each year thousands of people gather in Spain from all over the world to participate in the tradition of “La Tomatina,” the “world’s largest food fight,” during which festival goers congregate in the city streets and throw tomatoes at each other.

SUNY Fredonia will once again take part in this annual celebration on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Dods Grove. Fredonia’s La Tomatina will include raffle prizes, a photo booth, performances by campus a capella groups, a bounce house, crafting, air brush tattoos, cupcakes, “tomato art,” and of course, a tomato fight.

This family-friendly event is open to all campus and community members, and 100 percent of La Tomatina’s proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets are on sale now at the campus ticket office in the Williams Center (673-3501, Admission is $5 for students ($3 for students excluding the tomato fight), and $7 for the general public.

The event is sponsored by the campus student group Latinos Unidos and the SUNY Fredonia Center for Multicultural Affairs.