2002 Ripley Tomato Festival Schedule

Events listed are what is planned based on the latest available information. Some events subject to change without notice.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Grocer’s Appreciation Day-Prayer Breakfast
(Awarding of Tomato Farmer of the Year)
Rolling Hills Country Club
Sponsored by Union Planter Bank
7:30am

Thursday, July 4, 2002

Tomato Festival Art Exhibition & Competition
WTN Association of Artists Art Mall, 121 N. Main St., Ripley
10:00am-5:00pm
19th Annual Tomato Festival Opening Ceremony
Star Spangled Banner
Fireworks Show & Musical Salute, Ripley Park, Main Stage
7:30pm

Friday, July 5, 2002

Tomato Festival Art Exhibition & Competition
WTN Association of Artists Art Mall, 121 N. Main St., Ripley
10:00am-5:00pm
50th Anniversary Commemoration Korean War Exhibit
Bank of Ripley Lobby, Court Square (runs thru 8/4)
Sponsor: Lauderdale Co. Council of Arts
8:00am-5:00pm
Exhibits & Midway Opens
Arts, Crafts, Food, General Vendors-Ripley Park
9:00am
Tomato Contest
Judging: Biggest, Oddest, Shape, Color, Taste
Sponsor: Union Planters Bank, 139 N. Main St., Ripley
11:00am
Tomato Café
An educational exhibit at Union Planter Bank, 139 N. Main St., Ripley
Sponsor:TSU Cooperative Extension Program & TNCEP
1:00-3:00pm
Local Telnet Showcase (Main Stage) 3:00pm-5:00pm
Barbeque Cooking Contest
Ripley Park (Judging on Saturday), Chairman: Brent Stanley
5:00pm
Climbing Wall Preliminary Races
Ripley Park
Sponsor: Lauderdale Co Chamber of Commerce
5:00pm
Dorothy Cole as “Tina Turner” (Main Stage) 5:30-6:30pm
Memphis Soul Revue (Main Stage) 7:00-9:00pm

Saturday, July 6

5K Run/Walk
Race begins at BMH Lauderdale
Sponsor: BMH Lauderdale & First Citizens National Bank
7:00am
Action Shooting Pistol Contest
FOP Building, Ripley
Sponsor: Crain’s Pharmacy
7:30am
Exhibits & Midway Opens
Arts, Crafts, Food, General Vendors-Ripley Park
9:00am
Baby Crawling Contest
6-18 months old, $2.00 entry, Ripley Park
9:00am
Tomato Wars (Ripley Park) 10:00am
Tomato Festival Art Exhibition & Competition
Award Presentation & Reception (3:00-5:00pm)
WTN Association of Artist Art Mall, 121 N. Main St., Ripley
10:00am-5:00pm
50th Anniversary Commemoration Korean War Exhibit
Bank of Ripley Lobby, Court Square (runs thru 8/4)
Sponsor: Lauderdale Co. Council of Arts
10:00am-2:00pm
Local Talent Showcase 11:00am-1:00pm
Barbeque Cooking Finals 12:00 noon
Gospel Singing (Main Stage) 1:00pm-2:00pm
Local Talent Showcase 2:00-4:00pm
Cheerleading Exhibition
HHS, RHS Varsity, JHJS, RHS Freshmen, LMS, HHS Dance Squad
4:15-5:30pm
Climbing Wall Finals 6:00pm
Ikie Follis as Elvis (Main Stage) 6:30-7:30pm
The Bouffants (Main Stage) 8:00-11:00pm



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