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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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shawn halls says …

funnel cakes!

Christina McLean says …

VEGGIE-DOGS AND STRAWBERRY LEMONADE!! :D Mmmm...delicious.

Drew T. says …

I'm extremely partial to RIBS! ,slathered with delicious mouth watering BBQ sauce that leaves you longing for more...so your forced to get more and eat until your uncomfortable while "enjoying" the concert....

Jessica Reed says …

Kettle Corn washed down with some Sweet Leaf Tea!

Benjamin says …

My favorite festival food of ALL time has got to be whole roasted corn on the cob. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper to enhance the natural sweetness of the corn and you got yourself the perfect addition to a great festival.

Aleta Fullenwider says …

Corn dogs! Absolutely has to be a big fat hot corn dog with mustard!

Jillian C. York says …

I think my favorite festival food has got to be grilled cheese - it always hits the right spot!

Christina Batten says …

Favorite festival food has to be BEER!! Does that count? ;)

Pamela says …

I love a big stick of fluffy cotton candy! Yummy!

Rich Merritt says …

Bon-a-roooooooooo

KBO says …

Hmmmm. Good question. I love an ice-cold lemonade or corn on the cob, but can you go wrong with a cold beer at a festival, preferably a microbrew?

Megan Baker says …

Pulled "Pork" from the Chicago Diner (Meat Free) Shredded soy protein, carmelized onions & roasted portabellos, in BBQ sauce, on a toasted pretzel roll.

jessica says …

Sorbet by far! Or popsicles. Anything with a natural fruit flavour!!

Sarah Hecox says …

Corn dogs and funnel cakes! It's the only time I ever eat that stuff.

Chris Kopek says …

Grilled Cesar Wrap!!! hands down..BonnaROO!!!! will be my 4th yr in a row if i can make it this yr!!!!!

Russell says …

Crawfish Monica! New Orleans Jazz Fest Crunchy Chicken Cones! Austin City Limits Music Festival

Nadyne Mielke says …

Frozen lemonade! I never have it unless I'm at a festival, and it's a great way to cool off.

Hasan Luongo says …

The Greatest Festival Food of All Time? Easy: Pizza Bread at the Reggae on the River music festival. This hot, simple, hearty, and tasty snack has literally saved me many times and anybody who has been to ROTR knows that festival takes a lot out of you.

Diana says …

Fry bread! :D

Mia Pipkin says …

Favorite beverage: WATER. Favorite food: Space Brownies! ;). OR Muesli/a good trail mix.

ST says …

Gator on a stick.

Kim U says …

Definitely corn on the cob!

Eric T says …

mmmm, chocolate dipped fruit kabobs, worth the admission ticket

Mark from Torrance, CA says …

bowl of spicy chili con carne. Large cup of cold icy lemonade. Pint of Dogfish Head 90min IPA.

Meg Sicheri says …

Beer!

Adriana says …

Any food that helps me stay hydrated so I can rock all weekend! Watermelon, pineapple, sno cones, ice pops...

Kurt Hargis says …

Crawfish and Jalepeno poor boy at the Jazz Fest

SEM says …

mmmm...all the above + burritos

Karmen Lisondra says …

My favorite b'roo fest food are the cornbread-grilled-cheese things that they sell at centeroo. theyre delightful :]

Michael P. Robinson says …

That one is easy, I am Vegan so Falafel wins hands down! Thanks for supporting Bonnaroo and its attendees with tasty healthy grub. Hope to see you guys there!

Christina says …

phish and whole foods in perfect harmony *sigh*

Maggie Utgoff says …

I would love to go to Bonnaroo! I'm so glad they are environmentally friendly. These festivals can cause so much pollution. Glad they are thinking green!

Gina A. says …

The fresh squeezed lemonade is for sure my favorite drink at festivals!!! Grilled chicken is the best!

Sarahkc says …

ah hello? Funnel Cake

Islara says …

Funnel Cakes!! I ♥ funnel cake!!!

Corey Heenan says …

Too easy. Grilled Cheese. Lightly buttered Potato Bread sprinkled with garlic salt and filled with a smokey gouda or cheddar and grilled to perfection. Gotta love it.

Carrie says …

Without a doubt...BOILED PEANUTS! (it's a southern thing)

ew says …

Well, maybe not a festival food, but a summer food, surely: juicy, ripe, delicious heirloom tomatoes!

Ashley says …

Kettle Corn! There is something about the intoxicating smell and the sound of the wooden paddle hitting the copper bowl... Yum!

Ruth Douglas says …

hands DOWN the Elephant ears...SO sick after eating 3 bites, but that awful nutritional-mix of a food reminds me of childhood! That, or lamb on a stick ;-)

Nate K says …

Can you go with beer? :-) Food, I think I'll go with Noodles. One $10 plate can get you through most days.

Sarah says …

I love love love those big fat juicy corndogs with lots of ketchup! Coming in a close 2nd place would be the grilled corn on the cob, dripping with butter and lemon pepper sprinkled on top!

maria says …

it's a tie between deep fried snickers bars, corn dogs or fresh orange shake ups...not very healthy, but very delicious!

Kristin Malek says …

I love finding organic food festivals across the country! My daughter and I love organic food... especially the hummus!

holly...wood says …

mmm pita sandwiches and some fresh lemonade (: that's so exciting that we'll be at bonnaroo this year! go team whole foods!

Kim Mesman says …

Anything that the jazz fest in new orleans has to offer...crawfish crepes, crawfish monaco...anything seafood!

deanne says …

At New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, walking aroung with a soft shell crab poboy, legs sticking out and mayo dripping!

Kristi says …

Kettle corn and funnel cakes with a cup of fresh-squeezed lemonade!

Monda says …

I heart cheese pizza & Jerry rolls. Love & Thanks to Whole Foods!!

Rebecca Smith says …

Funnel cake hands down!

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