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Photo by Wendy Davis

Deb Daniels serves fried green tomatoes at last year’s festival in Iroquois.

This Saturday will be the ninth Fried Green Tomatoes Festival.

“There will be plenty of tomatoes,” said one of the organizers, Billy Marshall. He said instead of having tomatoes donated, they have their own garden this year with more than 20 tomato plants producing the good green food.

The event will be from 10 a.m. until night time in Iroquois’ park, Dunning Park, three miles north of the intersection of routes 24 and 52.

Food will be served from noon until 5 p.m. The menu includes, of course, fried green tomatoes, and also pulled pork, pork loin and side dishes.

There’s plenty of things for kids to do, he said. It’s at the park and the bounce houses will be set up. There will be face painting and other activities, as well.

Vendors will be lining the sidewalk, as they do each year. He said vendors aren’t charged to set up a spot at the park.

The car show will start from 10 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. The bike show will begin at 1 p.m., with judging at 3:30.

American Tribe Equine Therapy will have its horses on site, too, he said.

Live music will be playing all day, from noon until 11 p.m., in the pavilion. A lot of the sounds will be coming from local bands, Marshall said.

The event is conducted in the memory of one of the original event organizers, Tim Portwood.

The proceeds from this event benefit local organization.