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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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grnngnr says …

Chips and Salsa, cheese, liquid bread (beer)!

bj says …

Organic buffalo burger w/grilled onions!

Olivia says …

I love fresh squeezed lemonade and corn on the cob!!!

Raw Chef Mary says …

Fresh organic fruit smoothies!

Shannon Cleckler says …

Espresso float, without a doubt!

Alyse Lopez says …

Fresh lemonade!

ck says …

Granola, Can be enjoyed morning,noon or night. Easy to carry & share,never melts,energy & grains. Everyone likes it, whether age 52(me) or 25 (my son). This would be a great concert to share the experience with my son!

Joanne says …

Corndog with mustard or grilled corn on the cob! I'll take one of each - please & thank you :)

Sara Bishop says …

roasted no-salt peanuts, trail mix and baby carrots!!

Haydee says …

Definitely the smoothies!!!

Stephen says …

Mm wheat-grass shots are amazing. Energy and nutrition, can't beat it!

Becky Johnson says …

roasted red pepper hummus and pita chips, carrots and celery - yummmmmmm......

Kathryn says …

Mmmm, if there's going to be fruit there then strawberries all the way!

Lizzie says …

There is nothing I don't eat. I love all festival food. Fresh, fried, fancy, and best of all free! Bring it!

Chris Waldrop says …

Anything at Bonnaroo 2009!!!!

Michael Haydel says …

Roasted Corn!

Brianne says …

We have a ton of italian festivals up here, not that that always matters. So my favorite festival foods are definitely zeppoles and all the sausage and peppers.

Jennifer Blum says …

Funnel cake but a specific kind. A few years ago I went to a local (Orlando, Fl) festival one year and they had organic wheat funnel cake topped with fresh yummy strawberries and that 'took the cake' for me.

Smac says …

Caramel apples.

myrna says …

Cold beer (preferably a microbrew) and a corn dog!

Liz says …

Grilled cheese!

denamariex says …

organic buffalo mmmm lemonade - I miss the soups and scrumptious salads - I wish there was a whole foods on the treasure coast (FL) Palm Beach Gardens is just to far to go there everyday for lunch anymore.

Nicole says …

piping hot kettle corn with freshly squeezed orangeade is perhaps the best combination ever invented.

Heather Stetten says …

Definitely smoked turkey legs...omgosh they are SO good 2nd would be funnel cake

Megan says …

Very fond of bean burritos. WF at 'Roo is GREAT!

Mark Concannon says …

Huge fan of the shakedown quesadilla, in any format!

Joseph says …

A beer and a brat!

michelle says …

i love funnel cake, ice cream, & cotton candy!

Jill says …

Crepes with lemon and powdered sugar!

DG-rad says …

Corn dogs, hands down. Since I haven't eaten a corn dog since childhood, I am thinking there must be a new-and-improved-and-healthier version. Whole Foods: can you help a brother out?

Meg W. says …

Bratwurst and lemonade!! YUM!

Amy says …

Fresh coconut milk ...served in a coconut of course.

Free Beachler says …

my favorite festival food has to be roasted corn

Hannah says …

Has to be the chicken cones at acl...funnel cakes always come in a close second though

Matt says …

Favorite? Anything I can eat while at Bonnaroo. Just being there would make the food taste oh so sweet.

Julie Gong says …

festivals were made to cheat on your diet so anything involving cheese and fresh cut french fries has my name all over them.

badliver says …

meat on a stick. any meat really. if only you could then dip it in cheese and wrap it in bacon. Mmmmm bacon

Tiffany Janay says …

Since I'm a fairly new vegan and its hard to find good treats out at events like this, when I win and go, I'd love to have some yellow watermelon and vegan pizza. And to drink I would want some fresh squeezed lemonade with strawberries and mango inside of it. This sounds like a great day :)

Faith says …

Cotton candy - it's a once a year treat that only belongs at a carnival or fair ground.

Laura McWhorter says …

fried Oreos. nothing better

ALEX says …

corndogs! yay wholefoods - i wanna winnnn

Katie says …

Agua Fresca, por favor.

Stephanie says …

I love a mean funnel cake. I only let myself have them at music festivals or local fairs, because they are just so bad for you. But after hours of dancing, it can't do any harm. The powdered sugar, mmm mmm mmm.

Carrie Ann Lawlor says …

Grilled sweet corn!!! :)

Heather McCoy says …

Smoked turkey leg.

Meech says …

Kettle corn is my favorite -- nothing microwavable compares!

Cee Y says …

BBQ!

Aimee says …

cotton candy!!!!!!!!

Seth Weisfeld says …

MMM...the chicken cones @ ACL are the best!! Gotta agree with previous posters on that one!

Tonia Fish says …

French Fries of course but, do them with Sweet Potatoes for a Whole Foods Market twist!

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