Splattered tomatoes! Stomped grapes! Tossed fruitcakes! For a vacation that's anything but boring, play with your food at one of these epic festivals.
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By Jeff Wilser for TheNest.com
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Where: Buñol, Spain
When: Last Wednesday of August
It's the Super Bowl, World Cup and Mardi Gras of food fights: every year, 30,000 people gather in a sleepy town near Valencia, Spain, to pelt each other with 120 tons of squashed tomatoes. For an entire week the town transforms into the sloppiest party on the planet. (Tip: Wear safety goggles.) Expect live music, greasy poles, half-naked revelry and the steepest dry cleaning bill of your life.
Battle of the Oranges (aka "Battaglia delle Arance")
Where: Ivrea, Italy
When: The Week of Fat Tuesday
This festival has been going on for years-900, to be exact. In the 12th century, a cruel dictator was ousted and the townspeople of Ivrea celebrated his downfall by throwing beans. (Because why not, right?) In the 19th century they switched to