It’s round, red, and juicy, and Hendersonville is celebrating it this month. Everyone’s favorite salad “fruit” gets the jump on the ubiquitous apple Saturday, Aug. 4, when the 14th Annual Tomato Festival happens at the Henderson County Tailgate Market (100 North King St.). North Carolina is a major producer of tomatoes, a fact that gets buried by the end of the summer, when the apple onslaught begins in our region. But this summery features expert advice, sample tastings, tomato sandwiches, and unusual heirloom varieties. 8am-noon. For more tomato information, call (828) 697-4891 or see hendersoncountytailgatemarket.com.