The Fredericktown Tomato Show kicked off Wednesday night with the 44th annual Little Miss Tomato contest. There will be two contests this year – the 6-year-olds went Wednesday night, the 7-year-olds will go Thursday night – due to the cancellation of last year's show.

Wednesday night's contest involved 20 participants, who were interviewed by Tomato Show executive committee member Kim Fearn about their interests and experiences. Vivienne Levering-Smith was named this year's Little Miss Tomato, while Harper Farlee placed second, Laine Hannan placed third, and Josephine Smith placed fourth.