Every last Wednesday of August, the town of Buñol, Spain kicks off one of Spain’s many tremendous festivals. The week-long festivities include parades, fireworks, a paella cooking competition and dancing, but the main event, by far, is an enormous food fight… with tomatoes. The entire festival is called “La Tomatina” and it begins
this Wednesday AUGUST 31*, so book your plane tickets now, and pack goggles. (Yes, that’s right, I did say “paella cooking competition.” It’s pronounced PIE-AY-UH and it’s delicious in every way it’s made.)
Store owners will cover their shops in plastic tarps to protect them from over 100 metric tons of flying tomatoes. Each year, La Tomatina doubles and sometimes nearly quadruples Buñol’s population.
BCK will be following the event starting Wednesday.
Fun fact: Spain also has a wine-throwing festival and a grape-throwing festival.