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the Heart of Downtown Woodland on Main Street
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2013 Salsa Competition Winners
1st Place: Maria's Cantina
2nd Place: El Patio
3rd Placer: Sol Mexican Cuisine

2013 Chef Competition Winners
1st Place: Chef Justin Severson, Road Trip Bar and Grill
2nd Place: Chef Shar Katz, Caffe Italia
3nd Place: Chef Sean Williams, Maria's Cantina

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 9am - 2pm

The 6th Annual Woodland Tomato Festival

Celebrating the Yolo County tomato, the Woodland Tomato Festival is fun, free, and open to the public. Held annually at Freeman Park in Downtown Woodland, just 25 minutes from Sacramento and close to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Who has the best Salsa in town? Come vote for the best restaurant Salsa at the Woodland Tomato Festival! Audience participation invited! Special appearances by Tommy Tomato!

The tomato is inspiration for an "Iron Chef" style cooking competition between local chefs. With esteemed guest judges, participating chefs are challenged to come up with their most creative tomato cuisine. Not far from transportation hubs at Davis, Vacaville, Fairfield, and Sacramento, the Woodland Tomato Festival is an easy day-trip with something for everyone!

Yolo County Master Gardeners offer classes on all things tomato. Tomato tosses, Tomato variety tasting, Tomato clothing- it's a tomato explosion! Bounce houses, arts & crafts, fair food vendors and live entertainment make this a family friendly "stay-cation". Free and open to the public. This event is hosted by:

Woodland Farmers Market

2013 Salsa Winner

1st Place:
Maria's Cantina

303 6th Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 402-1540

Festival Event Schedule

The Woodland Farmers Market 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Salsa Competition between local restaurants
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Master Gardeners Tomato Tasting Booth
9:00 am to Noon

2013 Top Tomato Chef

1st Place
Chef Justin Severson

Road Trip Bar and Grill
24989 California 16 
Capay, CA 95607
530) 796-3777


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Judges of 2013 Chef Competition

Daniel Mora, Veterinarian and owner of Tri County Mobile Veterinary Services...

Jim Smith, 55, has been editor of The Daily Democrat newspaper in Woodland since 1994...

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor. Don has had a lifelong commitment to public service.

Ian Macbride, from Lucca Restaurant in Sacramento

Alan Humason, Executive Director of the Yolo County Visitors Bureau

In the News

Daily Democrat

Tomatoes Everywhere by: Jim Smith
Attack of a killer Tomato Fest by: Ann M. Evans & Georgeanne Brennan

Around Town

The 5th Annual Woodland Tomato Festival by: Sonia Mora

Caffé Italia

Kevin & Shar Katz, own and operate Caffé Italia in Davis, est. in 1982...