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Win Tickets to the Greenest Festival Around!

What do Bruce Springsteen, bio-diesel generators and Whole Foods Market all have in common?  We will all be at Bonnaroo 2009 from June 11th – 14th!   Want to be there too? Read on for info about winning tickets! So, some of you may be asking, "What is Bonnaroo?" Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held every June on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. The festival brings together over 120 of the nation’s top acts and emerging artists in rock and roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica and just about any contemporary music you can think of. Every year, 90,000 attendees from all across the country descend upon Bonnaroo to witness dozens of epic performances as well as experience around-the-clock attractions and activities, including a discotheque arcade, onsite cinema, comedy theater, silent disco, beer festival, environmental and music technology villages and street theater performers to name a few. So, why will Whole Foods Market be at a huge music festival?  Well, for one thing, Bonnaroo isn’t like most other music festivals.  Bonnaroo has the distinction of being the only festival in the United States to be recognized by the UK organization - A Greener Festival for their longstanding commitment to sustainability.  This year, with new on-site utility sources, water initiatives and an emphasis on buying local, Bonnaroo continues to provide an amazing entertainment experience while fostering a community that cares for our planet. So far, 40% of patrons have participated in Bonnaroo’s “green ticket” program, adding a donation to their ticket orders to support the festival’s large-scale environmental efforts. The list of this amazing festival’s green accomplishments and initiatives goes on and on, covering everything from use of biodiesel for power generators, implementation of a solar powered stage, recycling and composting containers throughout the festival, use of compostable utensils, plates and cups, and much much more!  Here's a complete list of Bonnaroo greening initiatives. Whole Foods Market will be at the festival in a large tent right in Planet Roo, serving up healthy natural and organic treats for when you need to refuel throughout your festival experience.  We’ll have good stuff like frozen fruit bars, fresh fruit and veggies, organic string cheese, gluten-free granola, vitamins and more! Our store will also feature goodies from our supporting partners: Lifeway Kefir, ONE Natural Experience, Qbel, Talenti Gelato, & Greek God Yogurt! Stop by and visit us.  Our general store will be open every day of the festival from 10am – 2am. Haven’t got a ticket to Bonnaroo?  Well you’re in luck!  Leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite festival food and you will be entered into a sweepstakes for two tickets to Bonnaroo 2009!  (Travel and lodging not included.) The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Wednesday May 27th (so make sure you get your comment in before 8am CST that day!) and will be announced in the blog on Thursday May 28th.  Good luck!

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Pierre says …

funnel cake!

nikki says …

fried pickle chips. sounds so bad, tastes so good

Linda Urban Ruger says …

Its hard to pick a favorite but since this Texas Girl moved to Alabama I like to tell others I miss Calf Fries, those are great festival treats as is grilled corn on the cob. Its a toss up for me!!

Sarah says …

Definitely french fries...with lots of Ketchup!

Kyle O. says …

Gyros and breakfast tacos are the two best food items for a festival. Goes great with the beer that I always need there too!

tina wilson says …

lemonade, beer or water. as long as it's icy cold

Kelise says …

lemonade and hot dogs :)

chris h says …

my favorite bonnaroo food was clif bars! they're easy to eat in scorching hot weather and pack a good amount of nutrients.

Marci White says …

The fresh squeezed/shaken lemonades have to be the best ever for quenching your thirst after dancing to all that great music!

Victoria Flynn says …

Ice cold beer and salty fries x

Sarah says …

I'm from La. so my fav food is limited to jambalya, but I think that it's a darn good choice.

Barbara Henderson says …

Those thin potato twirlie chip-like fries. Ummm-mmm.

Kathy Dolson says …

Brats and a beer for sure, eh?

Lana Hirsch says …

I love cheeseburgers at festivals! Although I have to say at my first Bonnaroo I ate on a mix of Cheerios, M&Ms, and ?? maybe raisins all weekend, my friends thought I was crazy! I had a bag of it with me all the time

John says …

come on, hands down it's the brats!

Sarah says …

I'd have to say the beer, and then grilled food :-)

Stephanie says …

I would love a chessy veggie burger on great bread with fresh cut french fries and an iced cold green iced tea with fruit peices inside.

Amy H says …

I must have corn dogs with ketchup! I only behave like a junk food junkie at festivals:)

Lynn says …

Kettle corn for kicks paired with a purchase from Whole Foods festival tent in Planet-Roo to keep it healthy and GREEN! Thanks!

Lisa Drodt-Hemmele says …

So, if you're pregnant are you allowed to do a wheatgrass shot?

Carly Flynn says …

Magic Hat #9 beer

Natalie J says …

I <3 funnel cake with homemade whipped cream and strawberries *drool*

Curtis Clay says …

Falafel Pita Sandwiches for sure!

Jessica says …

juicy ice cold watermelon!

Susan says …

Falafel!!!! And a madras, first thing in the morning!

Dena Steele says …

Funnel Cake, Lemonade, Kettle Corn, Grilled Cheese

Mandy MacCalla says …

Cotton candy, even when it gets in my hair.

Victoria says …

Must be falafel. Or maybe turkey legs. Anything grilled or curried.

Heather says …

Fatballs--if you don't know, I wouldn't know how to explain.

Victoria says …

Wait, no, tacos.

Amy Shrodes says …

pork chop sandwich! And a lemonade. :)

Stephanie Pinelli says …

i love a philly cheesesteak and cold beer at music festivals :)

Christie says …

I love that Whole Foods is a part of the awesome event!

ashley says …

a scoop of ice cream in half of a cantaloupe

sally says …

ice cream. no question.

Joan Mullooly says …

Apple Dumplings with vanilla ice cream!!!

Madeline Detelich says …

I love to cool off with a snow cone at festivals.

Scott Lauer says …

Turkey legs and funnel cake!

Sigari says …

Fried trout sandwich.

Adam says …

funnel cake, oh jesus, funnel cake

Katie says …

Caramel covered apples and lemon ice!!

Mary Eppele says …

Corn on the Cob without a doubt and with LOTS of buttah and salt & pepper...mmmmmmmmm...dang, now I'm hungry :)

Jenny says …

I'm going to have to go with giant turkey legs, funnel cakes, and grilled corn on the cob - a winning trifecta of festival foods.

Chris says …

BBQ Chicken

Karyn says …

Oh, wow, gotta be Cotton Candy,Candy apples, or Corn dogs! Can't decide between them. But I am trying to eat healthier so not very often.

Joel O'Brien says …

Corn on the cob on a stick and cheesecurds

Josie Goodman says …

My favorite festival is a cold fruity slushy drink! This is the first time that I have heard about Bonnaroo and I would love to go!

Leela says …

veggie corn dogs with mustard

Michael Robinson says …

sweet potato fries

Rick says …

Used to be corn dogs, but I'm hoping to try soup on a stick someday!

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