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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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Mathew Graczyk says …

Beer battered pickles or elephant ears, its a toss up!

Tammy Harman says …

My favorites are kettle korn and an ice cold lemonade!

Michele says …

frozen lemonade and funnel cake hands down

Todd B. says …

Peppers and onion sandwich

Sally Mclaughlin says …

It has to be corn dogs with mustard!

annie says …

gotta be funnel cake!

Corey Smith says …

My favorite is a veggie quesadilla with a Sierra Nevada. Yumm! Maybe that's what I'll make for dinner tonight!

Kelly says …

I love all food, especially organic, which is so hard to find at festivals. The last time I went to Bonnaroo I got some awesome Jambalaya!!! Mmmm

Julie says …

Pretzels any kind of giant pretzel

Catherine R says …

Corn, all the way!

Ross D says …

I swear on Long Island I saw these and they tasted amazing, Flavored Edamame. I got some Garlic Parmesean and they were awesome. I think they were even US Organic. Way awesome snack.

Lindsay Simmons says …

Salmon Burger hands down - grilled wild salmon, garlic aioli, thin red onion, crisp lettuce, on a fresh ciabatta bun With a big cold glass of real lemonade

Phil says …

Breakfast Quesadillas!!

Melissa says …

Homemade Lemonade!

Veronica Booth says …

Corn on the cob!

Connor Lemenze says …

You can never go wrong with Funnel Cake

Cara D. says …

Grilled cheese, of course!! :)

karin anne jenkins says …

can't go wrong with a good ol' weiner at a festival!

John Berry says …

Fresh squeezed lemonade is the best thing at a hot outdoor festival. And the rare festival will have veggie burgers...

katrina says …

Lemon shake-ups!!!!! and Elephant Ears. YUMMMMM!

AdamF says …

Fresh hummus. Grilled corn on the cob. Cold micro brew. Bare feet. Good friends. A Widespread Panic set. All packed up in a canvas Whole Foods Bag.

Charles Q says …

Any chicken on a stick food.

Crystal (Cafe Cyan) says …

Oh gosh, how to choose?!? Cheese curds, cotton candy, and something totally random and new that catches my eye.

Shelley Roth says …

Grilled corn on the cob with chili powder! I pay outrageous prices for that stuff!

Sandie says …

My favorite festival food? Two-bite brownies! Tickets please :-)!?

Todd says …

Funnel cake w/powdered sugar + fruity drink = small taste of Heaven!

leslie says …

grilled corn on the cob with a veggie burger and homemade ice cream for dessert!

Rebekah says …

Deep fried Snickers bars? Whoa, I guess I've missed out ;-) It's a tossup between falafel or dough boys for me.

Shannon Owen says …

Nothing greenier that Whole Foods! My favorite place!

The Curateur says …

Funnel Cake, Kettle corn, and tasting any foreign fruit or veggie...

Jordan Caulfield says …

Crawfish Monica is the best festival food ala Jazz Fest. However, given the super hot temps at Bonnaroo, I think some Tito's and Prickly Pear Cactus Lemonade will do the trick.

Joni Hernandez says …

Frozen Fruit Bars! Hands down!

Jennifer says …

I can really get behind some good festival spanakopita or gyros.

Robert Hinkelman says …

My favorite festival food is mustard potato salad go with everything .

Shannon Owen says …

Corn, Burrito's etc. I like it all... :)

Jordan Caulfield says …

Organic Breakfast Tacos...Keep it real. Austin Represent!

leanne sedentopf says …

love the plaintain chips with hot sauce and a slice of lime of squeezing! had it at an event in Mexico and loved it!!!!

Nichole O. says …

Corn Dogs!!! Without a doubt!

Billie Larson says …

MMM, Corn on the Cob and Waffe ice cream sandwiches

LibertyTiger says …

Chicken on a stick, well anything on a stick, or everything on a stick. The stick makes it good. Bonus points if it's deep fried.

Caroline says …

Melons!

Melissa C. says …

Grilled Kosher hot dogs! :)

rachel says …

i looove organic fruit smoothies and vegan wraps! yummmmmy!

Amanda says …

BEER.... ;)

chris says …

corn on the cob!

Paulina says …

it depends on the festival, but overall,crawfish bread hands down.

Kris says …

My favorites are Kettle Corn and Ice Cream!! Yummy!

amy buscemi says …

ICE CREAM!

Rob Yoder says …

Ymmmm, roasted corn on the cob with an ice cold lemonade to wash it down.

Nancy says …

Corn dogs!!! And I am partial to the ones at my own county's Fair! These are the only ones I ever eat, once a year... :-)

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