"A Uniter, Not A Divider ...Bringing Together Fruits & Vegetables!"

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August 12th - 13th, 2016

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13th Annual

Tomato Art Fest

Tomato Art Fest returns August 12th and 13th, 2016 for the 13th year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2015, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities.  

The 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.

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Official Activities/Contests

The Fest and official kickoff events are free to attend and wide open to the public, uniting the community for an day of inspired art, wacky contests, great live music, unique vendors, creative kids activities, favorite local food trucks, and a commitment to ensuring that the fest is green in every possible aspect and maintains Nashville and community traditions.

Friday night concert in Five POints (free)

Friday night concert in Five POints (free)

tomato art fest Saturday (Free)

tomato art fest Saturday (Free)

Tomato Art Preview Party

Tomato Art Preview Party

Tomato Art Fest Push, Pull & Wear Parade

Tomato Art Fest Push, Pull & Wear Parade

Tomato Art Fest King & Queen

Tomato Art Fest King & Queen



& Vendors

We couldn’t be more honored to have some of the most interesting and unique vendors to come out of the South at Tomato Art Fest.  See the full list of Sponsors and check out the Vendors who will be at this year's Fest!




Historic Five Points


Coined by Budget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village," historic Five Points in East Nashville is the perfect gathering place for a day of fun.


Touted in the Oxford American, and Southern Living's "One of the 5 things you need to know in the South right now.", Tomato Art Fest was voted “Best Festival” in the 2007, 2008, and 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, 2014, 2015 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls