PLEASANTON -- The Tomato Battle is returning for a second year to the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Armed only with over-ripe red tomatoes, participants a tthe Sept. 29 event will get two hours to annihilate their opponents as they work their way through thousands of pounds of the fruit.

WHEN: Noon-7 p.m. Sept. 29,

WHERE: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton

COST: $49.99. $29.99 to watch

DETAILS: www.tomatobattle.com

-- Katie Nelson, Staff