Celebrate the summer harvest at Phipps Conservatory for its 13th annual Red, Ripe and Roasted tomato and garlic festival. This event will be held on Sunday, August 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Phipps Conservatory in Oakland.
Phipps is honoring these two special summer crops with giant festival, located on the front lawn of the conservatory, and by collecting produce for the greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
The festival is free to attend, but by donating a bag of fresh produce (which can be purchased on site), guests will also be admitted to Phipps’ SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art show and Butterfly Forest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to collecting food for a good cause, the festival will also include cooking demonstration, tastings, “Biggest, Smallest and Ugliest” homegrown tomato contests, local vendors selling fresh, produce, and fun kid activities.
The Phipps will accept donations from your own garden or local farmers, and suggests bringing hardy food that travels well, like carrots, peppers, tomatoes and zucchini.
More information on this festival can be found online.
Phipps Conservatory (1 Schenley Drive)