MIAMI, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Tobacco Road, the oldest bar in Miami, hosted its 2nd Annual Tomato Tomatina Festival, during which participants throw tomatoes at each other.
A large crowd gathered behind the bar Saturday for the event, which started last year as a way of helping a farm get rid of its winter excess of tomatoes, The Miami Herald reported.
"You guys put your hands in position," James Goll, who markets the festival, said through a megaphone. "Let's fire it up."
Participants, mostly college student, threw about 20,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other.
The event lasted for about 45 minuted until a fire truck washed away the mess.