Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tour Guide Tuesday: Tomato Art Festival

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The 8th annual Tomato Art Festival starts Thursday August 9th, 2012.  This unique East Nashville festival is surrounded by a weekend full of fun.  The highlight of the festival is an art show featuring tomato art.  Voted top Nashville festival by the Nashville Scene readers pole the last several years, this festival needs to move to the top of your August calendar. 

Tomato 5k, New Orleans style 2nd line parade, tomato costumes, bobbing for tomatoes, a cornhole tourney and a Bloody Mary competition are just a few of the highlights of this unique festival in the 5 points area.

About the Festival from http://tomatoartfest.com/events/

History of the Tomato Art Fest

The Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville. National and Local Publicity A community builder, the Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each.


This event is on my social calendar for next weekend.  I can't wait to see what all of the buzz is about and can't wait to report my findings for you after trying out this Nashville original.


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