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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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Matt Spewak says …

nothing beats the classic: a giant veggie burrito...on whole wheat pita, of course.

Jennifer says …

Homemade ice cream - any flavor!!!

Aggie says …

Shish Kabob aka beef on a stick or sausage, peppers and onions on a roll, delish! A soft-serve ice cream cone on a hot day or the smell of roasted nuts and zeppole (fried dough with powdered sugar)............need I say more!

Marianne Callahan says …

Roasted corn on the cob. YUM!

Kathleen LaFollett says …

Fresh Fruit salad would be great.

Dvora says …

veggie burritos!

Mariann says …

I love funnel cake! I could eat it every day!

JONI WOOD says …

sugar free sno-cones all day..anything veggie. burritos, nuggets, pastries from whole foods yum

don britton says …

red sno-cones are the best

Philip Kucera says …

Ice cream or frozen fruit on a stick - refreshing and you can eat it with one hand!

Benjamin Rachal says …

Corn on the cob and cold beer!

Linda says …

Sweet Potato Fries and Frozen Lemonade. MMMMMMMMM

b. thomas says …

fresh veggie burritos or a hot grilled cheese...who's got my miracle?!

gary rosenthal says …

Fresh Squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes

j.hansel says …

Crunchy, 3dayold, Grundle, fromunda stank, gooballz

Wendy says …

cotton candy, circus peanuts and wine out of the bottle, no need to waste cups. hehe

Kim Mears says …

I love roasted sweet corn - the best comes from Olathe Colorado - YUM!

Shelley says …

Crawfish bread at Jazz Fest (NOLA) - revelatory!

Alan Schooling says …

BBQ

misti says …

I love watermelon and chicken wraps-not something you see alot of at festivals but wonderful when you do!

JD says …

Anything Whole Foods makes. Your salmon rocks! There is none better!

Becca says …

Hot dogs. I like them burnt, but I know I'm not the only one. Hopefully you guys will bring those all beef franks you have that are so delicious!!

Kathy Zimmer says …

Somehow, everything tastes good at a festival, especially a gigantic Lemonaide!

Sharon Sanak says …

Whatever Whole foods has would be better than a corndog!!!!

Sharon Sanak says …

Whatever whole foods has you know will be better than a corndog!!!

Thien-Kim says …

I'm a fan of anything on a stick when it comes to festival food. But I love turkey legs!

susan troche says …

veggie kabobs and lemonade

Andy says …

When it's hot outside and I've been jamming to music all morning and afternoon, nothing picks me up like a nice big slice of watermelon!

vinnie calandra says …

a yummy corn dog washed down with ice cold lemonade and finish it off with a fried zeppole covered with powdered sugar!

Nina says …

Not sure never been to this one but Jazz Fest had the best Veggie Red Beans and Rice I have ever eaten in my life. I would sell a body part (pinky toe maybe) for the recipe.

Vickie says …

Never been would like to go hope to win. Love funnel cake.

Denise says …

Big soft pretzels with Yellow Mustard!!! Yummy Yummy

ali says …

definitely the frozen lemonade and multiple handfuls of dark cavalier sweet cherries. yum.

lydia says …

Corn on the cob w/hot sauce

Sharon says …

The Turkey legs get me every time! Sure would be great winning the tickets and spending my birthday weekend listening to great music and eating great food!

Nichole says …

Iced Chai Tea. Yum...

Vanessa White says …

I love to drink sweetleaf tea and eat lots of watermelon at festivals - they are both so refreshing and delicious!

Dylan Edwards says …

Ahhh... Ice cream at a festival, there's nothing better!!

smgal9999 says …

Smoked turkey legs all the way! Go Medieval :-)

debbie steiner says …

Turkey legs corn on the cob French Fries with vinegar Frozen lemonade Ice cream I think I have all of the food groups listed This is making me hungry! A month of spinach shakes is in order so I can have my day of crazy. Spinach and watermelon with a sprig of mint is my current favorite

chuk mullooly, Sr. says …

quishe mushroom&swiss cheeseand a fresh fruit salad, mmmmmm!

Caroline S says …

Umm ice cream obvi.

Emily says …

You can't lose with a standard hot dog!

Nick says …

Beer.

Glen Hamill says …

My favorite festival food? Felafel!

Jennifer Marple says …

Some nice fresh lemonade, how refreshing on a hot festival day!

Rebecca Cochran says …

A nice big bowl of taboule salad and pita chips is so refreshing after a crazy day of dancing around in the HOT Tennessee sunshine! Hope to see you all there!

Cheryl Binkley says …

A big corn dog with mustard and a lemonade!!

Cheryl says …

A half-inch wide peppermint stick stuck in half a lemon and used as a straw...sweet...tart...and summertime!

Erin McArdle says …

Good ole' fashioned ice cold H2O.

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