SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — The 32nd annual Slocomb Tomato Festival kicked off its festivities Friday night with live music and local vendors.

The festival took a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, but now they are back and better than ever.

Every year, all the events pay respect to the farmers in Geneva County and also the famous tomatoes that can only come from this area.

“Everybody says that Slocomb is the world capital of growing tomatoes,” Slocomb Tomato Festival Director, Don White said. “The way they taste, the way that the soil interacts with the moon, who knows why it is what it is. They say that Slocomb tomatoes are the best there is around. Time after time it has proved that by the sales and the people that come in this area just to buy tomatoes.”

Saturday at 10 a.m., the Tomato Fest parade will kickoff the day full of events. For a list of events, you can check out their facebook at Slocomb Tomato Festival.