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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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Sally says …

ice cream!

archibaldp says …

Good smoked ribs an some bone sucking sauce

Eliza says …

The crispy, French-style funnel cakes with powdered sugar on them. :)

Hank says …

A sausage and peppers sandwich and a good, hoppy beer.

Sandra says …

We are the adventurist types and go for the cool new release of festival food, one year it was an artichoke dish that was oh so good!

Sara says …

Pizza!

Christopher Bloomberg says …

Grilled Cheese. Not the wonderbread/kraft cheese variety, but Sourdough, granny smith apple slices, bacon and sharp cheddar. Mmmmm.

jason says …

corn dog!

Sheri says …

Mozzarepa-but the real, fresh kind, not the one out of the package.

Caitlin says …

Jerry Rolls!! And of course a fabulous vegetarian burrito with the extra ingredient, LOVE! And I did have the best pulled pork sandwich at a Reggae Festival in Orgegon

Jason says …

The latest has got to be these deep-fried burritos at the Allstate Dead show, mmm, spicy and delicious!

Stacey says …

Grilled portobello mushroom wraps!

Marla says …

My favorite festival food is definatly garlic grilled cheese!!!

Natalie says …

At a bluegrass festival outside of Austin, I had the most amazing vegan tamales. Great idea for WF to be at Bonaroo. Healthier festival food will be appreciated!

Lori Mooney says …

Man you guys have done it again! Just went to grand opening of the new wfm in Lincoln Park yesterday!!! Incredible store, great invigorating products, friendly staff. You can't beat a grocer w/wine bar, sushi palace and a stage for live perf. in store. Bravo! My choice for festival treat would be Arctic honey mead, Celtic mead frozen into a sweet slushee! So tasty relaing & fermented w/fair trade honey, what's not to love?:>)

Melissa Czech says …

Crepes stuffed with strawberry, banana and chocolate

Jimmy says …

I love Gyros and Corn Dogs!

Michele says …

Fresh corn on the cob, a cold beer, and unique sausage of some sort! Yummm....

mo says …

fried pork chops on white bread at the New Orleans Jazz Fest - for real!

Kelly P says …

Fresh cut french fries with malt vinegar!

GeezLouise says …

Roasted corn on the cob...yummy!

Sarah says …

Corn on the cob all the way!!!

mary says …

any of the delish quesadillas with a magic hat #9

Tricia says …

Strawberry Shortcake...Pretty much anything from the Plant City Strawberry Festival!

Jared says …

For Bonnaroo it would have to be Tennessee's own Goo Goo Clusters, but I'd settle for some 365 root beer and some kettle corn.

Leah H. says …

Fried cheese on a stick with lots of mustard ... YUMMY!

Nelson says …

At bonaroo, it the $1.00 garlic grilled cheese!

Sam says …

A big piece of fresh fish fried and rolled up in a newspaper, and some of Nashville's own Yazoo beer!

melissa barlow says …

Sounds like something different and I would love to take a friend with me.

Dreama Wolff says …

At the Clayton Food in the Park fair we had the best grilled portabello mushroom sandwiches ever.

AndyWolff says …

I worked at the Lion's Club tent at St. Louis County's Bluebird Park 4th of July and we served the coldest refreshing budweiser possible-- bright red 20 oz aluminum bottles chilled in big ice buckets with a side order of popcorn right up to fireworks time!

welovemusic says …

my favorite festival food is Amy's ice cream at the Austin City Limits festival...

Sampaguita Calhoun says …

I love Falafel anytime!

heshey says …

Love the CORN DOGS......LARGE SIZE PLEASE!!!!!

April says …

a 6-pack of gingerbeer!

Alecia Gibson says …

Last year at Bonnaroo, I ate the best chicken strips ever while waiting for Pearl Jam but my favorite fair food is funnel cakes drizzled with sugar glaze. Yummy!

Peg Caruso says …

Festival Food? I remember being at the Appel Farm Festival in NJ almost 20 years ago when my older daughter was a baby. She had watermelon for the first time. I still remember the look on her face! I will take cold, juicy, messy, seed-filled watermelon (and that look on my daughter's face) every time!

Janel says …

My favorite festival food is corn on the cob.

Debby K says …

Anything "granola-crunchy" sold by "deadhead looking parking lot dwellers"- vegan bean burritos!!

Hannah Carson says …

Frozen lemonade. Perfect for the hot sun.

Kate says …

hmmm, on a hot festival day, a juicy fruit smoothy!

Andrew says …

Odwalla SUPERFOOD! - Delicious AND Energizing!

Laetitia Allexant says …

Funnel cakes are the best. Although a frozen fruit bar is not too far behind, especially when it's hot.

katie says …

$1 grilled cheese!!! a must at any music festival.

Matt says …

Hmmm, this is a tough one, but I will have to go with roasted corn on the cob!

Derek P says …

Turkey legs....yummy!!

Susie says …

smoothies (powered somewhat tediously) through blender/car hookup. topped off with some delicious crunchy organic granola. dee-lish!

Andrew F. says …

Although unhealthy, I LOVE any type of grilled tubular meat! That includes brats, kielbasa, italian sausages, hot links, hot dogs...DELICIOUS!!

Lesley says …

Yeah, hands down, my favorite is the arepa.

Ryan says …

Crawfish Monica or Crawfish Bread from Jazz Fest in New Orleans!!

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