Nashville has too many festivals. There, we said it. We love the community, diversity and education that these festivals bring to the table, but few are executed in the best way possible. We’ve been to many a festival that sounded promising but ended in a sub-ten minute walkthrough. In all fairness, most of these festivals face endless challenges; it’s too hot, it’s too cold, we’re out of chicken, the beer tent is full, it’s raining, our vendors didn’t show, and so on and so forth.
Now that we’ve got the whining out of our system, allow us to lavish praise on the Tomato Art Fest. It is, hands down, the best festival of the summer. It’s got personality, which may be why we’re drawn to it. There’s something about tomato artwork, costumes, vendors, food, parades, poetry and music that gives us childlike glee. There’s no need to be an art aficionado to enjoy the tomato artwork. Some is elaborate and ornate, some is comical and frivolous, but it’s all endlessly entertaining. We plan on spending the entire day of August 9 there, just so we don’t miss out on any of the fun.
Vendor and participant applications are due tomorrow, so don’t miss your chance to join in on the tomatoey fun. The rest of us will wait eagerly for August 9.
- Pregaming The Tomato Art Fest: Hot Tomato Haiku Contest
- This Weekend: You Say Tomato, We Say Party
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- This Weekend: Miss Martha Gets Crankin’ A Little Earlier This Year
- Oktoberfest-ish: A Tale Of Two Street Fests