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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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Loren Dee says …

Definitely corn on the cob...piping hot, straight off the grill! With lots of organic butter and salt, of course. ;-)

Kendra says …

Garlic Fries and/or Sweet Potato Fries.

sam says …

frozen lemonade & grilled cheese!

maria says …

I love the gyros and an ice cold, freshly squeezed lemonade! Then a dash through the mushroom fountain and you're good to go for another four hours of great music and fun!

Katherine Hime says …

It wouldn't be right to attended any music festival w/ out an ice cold Peach SweetLeaf tea!

Isabel says …

At Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last year, I had a big (compostable) cup of ginger lemonade. Delicious!

george says …

ice cream for sure!

Patricia says …

it's a tie between fried oreos and butterfly fries... can't wait for the county fair!!

Jenny says …

Bratwurst and Beer. :)

whitney says …

vegan granola parfaits!

Lauren Tait says …

I love corn on the cob- especially when it's on a stick and you can walk around and nosh on it. Yummy!

Dana says …

Hmmm, it's a toss up between corn on the cob and elephant ears. Can I have both?

Mimi says …

Whole Foods rules.

Jessica says …

Grilled corn on the cob :-)

rachel horwitz says …

I love to eat ice cream at festivals. It lends such a festive air.

Ashleigh says …

ooh, I'm oddly addicted to vendor gyros with falafel, and shaken lemonade. it's the best!

Olivia says …

Funnel cake, without a doubt. ;)

Cami says …

A fresh, juicy slice of Watermelon as big as my head!!!... messy, SURE!...Fabulous, NO DOUBT!!!

Jugband says …

Kettle corn!!!!

Mikayla says …

cotton candy for sure!

Joselyn McDonald says …

I LOVE LOVE LOVE SAMOSAS! Last year when I went to Bonnaroo I had the best samosas ever. They were little pockets of heavenly goodness. I love the warmth and slight spicy taste. Pair a good samosa with some chutney dipping sauce and you are good to go. PLEASE PICK ME! I would love to go to Bonnaroo again and experience the love and environmental responsibility. Thank you!

Charley C. says …

Fried Dough.

Adam says …

Veggie burrito! So, so, so good when made just right.

Leslie Salomone says …

Vegetable kebabs!

Bryan says …

Without a doubt, it has to be Roasted Corn! Throw that baby on the grill, with the husks still on, 30 mins later smother it in melted butter and some salt and pepper. You can't beat it!!

Alyson D. says …

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Wip Cream. Mmm Mmmm Good!!

Emily Laga says …

My favorite festival food is grilled sweet corn. I still have memories of my childhood eating sweet corn at festivals. The just been picked taste is the best!

Becky says …

Used to be funnel cake/elephant ears or ribs. Nowadays it's fresh fruit.

Melissa Pedersen says …

The one time a year I eat cotton candy! It adds to the festival feel...gotta love Summer festivals!

tammy says …

frozen lemonade, YUM!

Sally says …

veggie burritos & sno cones

Ashley says …

Popcorn and REALLY cold water.

Shelly says …

organic frozen fruit juice-pops! relief.

Carra Martin says …

One year at Bonnaroo we made egg and sausage sandwiches on our little hibachi grill. That was the best food I had at the whole festival!

Kathryn says …

a cold beer and some veggie nuggets!!!!! i'm hungry now haha

Alisha Bralts says …

Watermelon!!!!

wishinoo says …

freshly made lemonade & sausage/peppers sammich!

Stephana says …

Oh man... Funnel cakes are delicious, but Veggie Corn Dogs are the best! :)

shelly says …

grilled corn or fries with mayo!

Caroline says …

While an old school corndog will do the trick, I love anything with local flare, like stuffed jalepenos in Texas, frozen syrup on a stick in Vermont, or fried clam strips on the Cape. It all depends on the festival and the location!

Morgan says …

funell cakes!!! ps- does this mean there will be kombucha at bonaroo? YEEHAW!

Kim says …

Goo Balls!!!

Brooke says …

Giant turkey leg, corn-on-the-cob & fried oreos for dessert :)

Victoria Pennock says …

Since it gets so hot in TN, I love slushes made with REAL fruit juice cuz they keep you hydrated longer.

amanda says …

Fried dough (which I think is also called funnel cake and elephant ears). I also LOVE a grilled veggie burger with a ton of toppings.

Alisha says …

falafel with lots of fresh salad on whole wheat pita bread, minty yoghurt and spicy hot chilli sauce. mmmm!!!

Diane says …

black bean salad with corn, peppers and cilantro

Linda says …

Baked french fries and gelato - mangia!

MellowMallory says …

i love Ben and Jerry's Halfed Baked on a stick myself and some refreshing lemonade while chillin' at Roo

Joy says …

Corn on the Cob...butter dripping down your arm....mmmm

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