MINOT, N.D. (KXNET) — If the simple tasting of a fresh picked juicy tomato pleases you, then the Minot Great Tomato Festival, which was founded in 1989, might just give you a fantastic freakout.

The indoor picnic includes a menu ripe with tomato-themed dishes, a silent auction, and live music.

The event helps more than your taste buds; festival proceeds assist various organizations.

Kyara Brown attended the event and interviewed Rachel Alfaro, a beneficiary of the festival, to hear all about the ripe events taking place at the festival.