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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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Cindy says …

Anything I've haven't had yet. I'll start with fried Snickers.

Money D'loncret says …

Grilled corn on the cob with chili and parmesan cheese. Every year I offer to sing for it......... :) So please pick me in the name of corn.....

Michael says …

Nothing goes better with festival music than festival food. Summertime festivals always need fruit, BBQ, and fine wines. I really would love going to Bonnaroo, always watch it on Palladia but never been. Keep doing what you do best Whole Foods.

Ben says …

Frozen Custard

Stacey says …

popcorn: vegan and gluten free for me!

Shawnda Hicks says …

Funnel Cakes with powdered sugar! YUM!

Meaghan says …

Turkey Legs from that one dude are awesome!

Jersey John says …

Anything (salad, burger, sandwich, etc) with a few fresh slices of a ripe organic Jersey Tomato from Bruce Springsteen's home state!

Kaitlin says …

Strawberry fro yo--on a cone, not in a cup. I like to live dangerously--it's like a self imposed challenge to see if I can lick fast enough. :)

Gemma says …

Hummus wrap and fresh squeezed lemonade!

barbara K in NJ says …

Strawberries - especially chocolate covered

Alison says …

Strawberry shortcake, corn on the cob & fresh squeezed lemonade

Karen says …

lemonade to drink and watermelon or funnel cakes to eat...YUM!

Caroline B says …

Having an acai frozen smoothie under a water mister was refreshing, revitalizing and delicious on the scorching days of our most memorable festival event.

rose allstun says …

lemon ice nice and cool on those very warm days

Julie says …

My favorite festival food is grilled corn on the cob. YUM!

Joan Gasper says …

Boston LACTO-OVO Vegetarian Food Festival is my favorite

Sarah says …

a corn dog!

Kathy Watson says …

Fruit smoothies! Especially when it is hot and crowded.

RO says …

Snow-Cones, especially the BLUE ones on a hot day; then Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob & a Sausage-Onion-Pepper on a Bun...I'm ready right NOW....when do we leave??

Ariane says …

Funnel cakes/elephant ears and grilled corn on the cob are what I look forward to at every festival! My mouth is watering right now! yippy yippy yum yumm

Beth says …

My favorite festival food is veggie burritos.

sandy says …

Don't have one favorite, strawberry shortcake would be among them, or waffles and ice cream.

Barbara Flynn says …

I love to sample the local specialties...all-time fav has to be REAL pizza and beer at the Chicago Blues Festival! Next comes fish tacos at ACL Fest!

Bonnie says …

Love the kettle corn!

Kathy says …

Falafel on pita with fresh squeezed lemonade.

Ashley Little says …

Fried Tofu Corn Dogs! Yum!

Heather says …

Gyro's, Kabob's, Funnel Cakes and anything new and interesting!

Wendy Kingsland says …

Soft pretzels with cheese and yellow mustard.

Shasta says …

Cheese Arepas, corn pancakes filled with gooey melted cheese fried in hot butter!

Eder Causor says …

Corn dogs. Sweet, sweet corn dogs.

Elise Ray says …

Falafel always tastes better outside.

Sheila says …

Funnel Cake

Mary E. says …

I am not saying that I feel good after I eat it - and it has been a looong time since I ate some - but I love those fried onion "flowers"

denise petersen says …

WOW! what a response! i'm all about a snow cone or an icy italian ice with no icky ingredients!!

Cynthia Siewert says …

chocolate covered frozen bananas - YUM!

Jess says …

I love getting freshly made hamburgers from those mobile food trucks, covered in fresh, organic veggies and ketchup of course! Also, I always have funnel cake at festivals. YUM!

Ellen S. says …

I always appreciate good vegetarian fare or fresh green salad, especially in hot weather. I also like bringing my own version of trail mix as well as grapes (good hydrating food) to share with others.

Jamie says …

Roasted corn- with a bit of salt- it's the best.

Annemarie C says …

Veggie/Chicken/Beef Shish kabobs! Yum - Yum!

Jennifer says …

Most definitely a corn dog with lots of mustard - yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bri says …

Funnel cake has got to be my favorite. I doubt it is healthy at all, but it sure tastes good! And fruit smoothies to drink.

Michelle says …

AREPAS!

sarah wolfe says …

I love having vegetarian options at festivals. My favorite would be the tempeh ruben, on toasted rye bread, topped with yummy tangy saurkraut.

Jacqueline Friel says …

I LOVE eating grilled veggie wraps at festivals, but you can never go wrong with elephant ears either!

Billy Daveenport says …

Every year at Bonnaroo they have a booth where they sell Vegetarian Corn Dogs... Sooooooo Good.

Shannon says …

It would have to be corn on the cob. yummy.

Alisa Thorne says …

Samosas and real fruit smoothies are usually the best vegan food. I'm sure with Whole Foods in attendance we will have more options!

Meaghan Zubricks says …

Steamin hott Corn on the cob dipped in butter and with all the shaker fixins like parmesan, cayenne, lime, salt and mayo! Yum

Sara says …

At Bonnaroo last year, my favorite thing was the ice green tea--fantastic for hot weather! That plus cheese fries=heaven.

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