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.
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