Thousands ducked and chucked tomatoes. It was the fruit fight of the year at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
Nearly 3,300 participants pelted 50,000 pounds of the putrid fruit at the second annual Tomato Battle in Pleasanton Saturday — one of eight U.S. cities to host the event.
After almost an hour of the onslaught, opponents were shown no mercy and surrendered in the midst of the ketchup carnage. Tomato seeds, skins and juice covered every inch of the battle field and its red-stained soldiers.
If you missed the Tomato Battle, catch the action without the cleanup by watching the video above.
This story originated on Pleasanton Patch.