Get to The Royal Tomato Battle at Copper Mountain on June 25

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 22, 2011 7:12 pm

Get those tomatoes out of the bag…time for a Tomato Battle at Copper Mountain – The Most Fun You Can Legally Have!

(It’s raining tomatoes even in Spain!! Picture above of tomato food fight battle in Bunol, Spain. AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)

Copper Mountain’s Tomato Battle kicks off the 2011 event summer season at Copper on June 25, 2011. Copper wants you to think of it in this simple equation: Spain’s La Tomatina + Oktoberfest + live music = Tomato Battle.

The tomato festivities begin at noon with the beer garden, BBQ and event registration. Did someone say BEER GARDEN? And it’s not even October?! Yes! Then get ready for some live music starting around 1:30 PM by Meniskus will fill Burning Stones Plaza, until a welcome speech and a procession to the battle grounds commences at 3 PM.

The “battle royal” between tomato wielding Mafioso’s starts after the first fruit is thrown, planning at exactly 3:15 PM. The winner of the Facebook “Tomato Battle of the Bands” contest, Be Brave, will start rocking out beginning at 3:30 PM. More live music and more tasty beverages will be available after the “battle royal,” with RePlay lighting up the stage at 5 PM, followed by the Denver-based band, Vices I Admire, taking the stage at 7:30 PM.

Here are some notes and suggestions for the BATTLE ROYAL de TOMATO:

  • Protective eyewear is suggested.
  • FYI to all concerned parties: every single tomato used in the Tomato Battle is past ripe and can’t be sold anywhere. In addition, Copper is planning to compost the entire 300,000 lbs of used tomatoes…if you can’t eat it, throw it!
  • Costumes are highly encouraged, and the cooler the better. There will be a costume contest during the welcome speech, so, if you are coming with a crazy-fantastic group of tomato enthusiasts, let everyone know it. In addition, clean attire is recommended for the post-tomato apocalypse.
  • All tomato acceleration devices are banned, including, but not limited to: potato guns, water balloon launchers, dog tennis ball throwers, two-person sling shots, rackets, paddles, bats, etc.

Accommodations range from deluxe 4 bedroom condos to hotel-style rooms, starting at just $95 per night.

For more information or to book a room call the Copper Mountain Reservation line at (866) 837-2996 and mention group code “3GN3QD” and/or “Tomato Battle.” And do yourself a for a click here for: More Information