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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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Jake says …

cosmic goo balls are the best late nite snack

Kumiko says …

fried chicken! maybe with mayo on it.. yumm!

Michael says …

My favorite fair food is corn dogs.

Jenny says …

Mini donuts are the best fair food ever!

Al says …

I was at Bonnaroo in 2007 and there was a guy selling grilled cheese sandwiches for $1 each. It's my favorite festival food.

Melissa says …

Fruit tarts with vanilla ice cream would be very refreshing!

Jonathan Howard says …

My favorie is the Acai bowls with granola and fruit...now that is a superfood that powers me through a festy!!!

elizabeth says …

Funnel Cakes of course!!!!

Nichole says …

My favorite would have to be frozen lemonades! On a hot summer day I can't get enough of them; the inevitable brain freeze usually follows but that doesn't stop me! ;)

Barb says …

Roasted nuts with glaze or cinnamin always hit the spot when I need a healthy munchie.

Price says …

Deep fried oreos. They sound gross, but the ROCK.

Matt says …

good food and good music, sounds like a killer time

Cat says …

Haiku: Invite me in your shade so cool frozen grapes tickle my tongue music sun and fun, another Bonaroo!

Kailey says …

Will have to agree with Ryan...Crawfish Monica, it is.

Angela Walker says …

Cherry Garcia ice cream

Gregaroo says …

Jalapeno corn dogs right out of the fryer, so hot they just about burn your tongue, but luckily you've added mustard so the combo is perfect! Best right after a late night show! See you in a few weeks!

Christina, Seth and Emerson Kate Thompson says …

Christina-I would have to say Gyro's/Brats and Roasted Corn. Seth-Anything Sweet: Funnel Cakes, Elephant Ears... Oh, and Corn Dogs. Emerson Kate (10 mon.)-Hasn't been to a fair/festival YET. Hopefully with summer here we will be hitting a few. If mom had to guess favorite fair food...Frozen Yogurt.

Barbara Reilley says …

I love all the frozen fruit bars!

Barbara Reilley says …

I love the frozen fruit bars!

John Alexander says …

Grilled cheese 4 sure. They're cheap, they're portable & damn they're yummy!

Cyn D says …

Definitely grilled cheese, melty, fried cheese goodness :}

Alicia says …

I love deep fried candy bars. My first deep fried candy bar was a Snickers bar at the Minnesota State Fair.

Josh says …

My favorite festival food would be turkey legs.

Brad W says …

Ribs and Beer

Keon Maeder says …

I LOVE a good Turkey Leg!!! ;)

Brett says …

At a 3 day festival like Bonnaroo, I like a bid ole Veggie Burrito!

Jeff Thomson says …

Has to be funnel cake. I get one every year at the Woodstown Bluegrass Festival.

Priscilla Jenkins says …

Most certainly a glass of fresh lemonade paired with sweet corn on the cob!

Mike says …

Ribs

Sarah says …

Soft Pretzels with frozen lemonade!

noreen says …

Funnel Cake only if its fried in hydrogenated shortening that is!!!

Yvonne says …

Ice cold lemonade or a microbrews for sure!

Emilie Unkrich says …

Gyros and Kettle Corn, freshly made. :-)

K. says …

If I end up at Bonnaroo, my hands down new fav would be Talenti Italian Gelato from the Whole Foods Market. Will you have the Double Dark Chocolate? Anything tall, dark and Italian will do ;)

Lisa says …

In South Florida it has to be a frozen lemonade, it cools down the whole body.

Judi Heim says …

Favorite food is the frozen fruit bar - yea!!!!!!

Alyssa says …

Minidonuts, BBQ chicken breast, and chocolate covered frozen bananas!!!

Dianne Love says …

Just found out what Bonnaroo is after listening to a group from a past festival. Must have driven by every year without being aware of what was happening, while on vacation. Sounds like a great place to be, and with Whole Foods it will be even better! Best festival food? 4 days - 4 different foods? Watermelon, icy cold. Turkey legs, crispy warm. Elephant ears, crisp and sweet. Will you have Smooz? That would be cool and refreshing.

Ann N MD says …

Give me a soft crab sandwhich....it's to die for. Ok, let me be honest...that is just one of my absolute favorites..but since you asked for only one....:)

Michelle says …

Hmm...fresh corn on the cob cooked over a fire is always good. Or maybe one of those falafel pita things. But probably just guacamole, but that's the best for food any situation.

Jaems says …

Corn dogs. Since I became a vegetarian five years ago I can't indulge, but the smell still gets me. Any good veggie corn dogs out there?

John Fidler says …

A spicy Italian sausage with fried onions, green peppers and sauer kraut on a whole wheat bun and whole grain mustard. Tastes fantastic, especially with a microbrew beer!

Alan Peters says …

A sno cone always hits the spot at a hot festival. Is that food?

Valery Beckman says …

I love soft-serve pumpkin ice cream. I'm from Morton, Illinois, Pumpkin Capital of the U.S.

Shana says …

I love the Ladybird sandwiches that I buy from the Whole Foods on Wilcrest and Westheimer!!! Combine that with a small bag of 365 chips and a bottle of water...very satisfying!

Sofia says …

I'd like to say a vegetable, but lox, cheese, and bread tops my favorite. I love it

dmfrugal says …

Love Whole Food what a great sponsor fit!

Danielle says …

Everything!

Vanessa says …

Best fest treats are corn on the cob, watermelon, and iced tea!

Martyn says …

There better be zeppoles!!!!!!

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