BIGGEST/ LITTLEST/UGLIEST TOMATO CONTEST
Aug
11
9:00 PM21:00

BIGGEST/ LITTLEST/UGLIEST TOMATO CONTEST

BIGGEST/ LITTLEST/UGLIEST TOMATO CONTEST

WHERE: INFO booth at 11th and Woodland
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: drop off entries from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Winners announced between 1:00pm-1:30pm
CONTACT: meg@artandinvention.com

We love UGLY tomatoes! That’s right, the uglier the better. We also love those big tomatoes and the teeny weenie ones, too! Enter your Ugliest Tomato, Biggest Tomato, and Littlest Tomato to the information booth at the corner of 11th and Woodland for a chance to win PRIZES!

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Tomato Art Fest Bloody Mary Competition
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Tomato Art Fest Bloody Mary Competition

Who has the best Bloody Mary recipe in all the land? Come to the Bloody Mary Stage in the parking lot behind 3 Crow Bar and find out as 10 finalists vie for the title of BEST Bloody Mary of 2018.  And who knows, if you get lucky, you might just get to taste the winning entry!  Emceed and judged by a panel of experts! 

WANT TO ENTER YOUR BLOODY MARY IN THE CONTEST?? Just call 3 Crow Bar and they will fill you in on how to apply!

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TOMATO ART FEST RED HEAD COMPETITION
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

TOMATO ART FEST RED HEAD COMPETITION

TOMATO ART FEST RED HEAD COMPETITION
(Sponsored by Tomato Art Fest)

WHERE: The Contest Stage (parking lot behind 3 Crow)
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: 2:00pm -3:00pm

No registration needed, just show up with your tomato red locks! This contest is open to all redheads- men, women, boys, girls, and those whose red hair is just NOT REAL!

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BEAUTIFUL TOMATO CONTEST
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

BEAUTIFUL TOMATO CONTEST

BEAUTIFUL TOMATO CONTEST

(Hosted by Alegria)
 

WHERE: Alegria in The Idea Hatchery / 1108 Woodland Street

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018

TIME: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Entries must be at Alegria by 1:00pm to be eligible)

CONTACT: alegriagifts@yahoo.com / 615.227.8566
 

Here is how it works: Take an ordinary tomato, and dress, adorn and decorate it as if it were an entrant in a beauty contest, or headed to a costume party. (It helps to think of your tomato as a small, round person who is just ripe to get dressed up and go out on the town!) Winners receive praise and a bunch of swell prizes!

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GIANT ICE CREAM SUNDAE EXTRAVAGANZA!
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

GIANT ICE CREAM SUNDAE EXTRAVAGANZA!

GIANT ICE CREAM SUNDAE EXTRAVAGANZA!
(Sponsored by Pied Piper)

WHERE: Pied Piper Creamery / 114 South 11th Street
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: High Noon
CONTACT: 615.227.4114

Calling all kids ages 2 -10 to help build the largest ice cream sundae in East Nashville! How do you get to be part of this fun event?  Just SHOW UP! And what is the reward for all this “hard” work?  You get to EAT the ice cream!  Really, how does it get any better than that?

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TOMATO ART FEST HAIKU CONTEST
Aug
11
11:30 AM11:30

TOMATO ART FEST HAIKU CONTEST

TOMATO ART FEST HAIKU CONTEST

WHERE: Contest Stage (parking lot behind 3 Crow)
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am (deadline to submit entries is 6 PM CST Sunday August 5, 2018)
CONTACT: tomatohaikucontest@gmail.com

Winners will share their poetic brilliance on-stage at the Tomato Art Fest, and snag some pretty sweet prizes. The annual Tomato Haiku Contest is back!  Submit tomato-related haiku in classic 5-7-5 style in these three categories:

Adults, Kids (16 & Under), Humor

Or Try the new fruits & veggies free form category limerick, sonnet, prose...anything goes!
Its free to enter the contest, and each person can submit up to five entries.  
Winners will be announced--and prizes awarded--during the Tomato Art
Fest on Saturday Aug. 11 at the contest stage starting at 11:30 am.

 

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RECIPE CONTEST
Aug
11
11:30 AM11:30

RECIPE CONTEST

RECIPE CONTEST

WHERE:  Lockeland Table (1520 Woodland Street)
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: Drop off entries between 9:30 am-10:45 am (judging starts promptly at 11:30am)
CONTACT: Mike Smith (mike@letsconjure.com)

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to make the most delicious Gazpacheo or Savory Tomato Pastry that ever graced a summer table. Put a fresh spin on a classic or create an entirely new recipe that will make our judges beg for more, and then enter that dish in the 2018 Tomato Art Fest recipe contest! WE can't wait to taste the magic you create, and YOU can't wait to win all our fabulous PRIZES.

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TOMATO FAIRY / ELF CONTEST
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

TOMATO FAIRY / ELF CONTEST

TOMATO FAIRY / ELF CONTEST
(Hosted By Fairy Tales Bookstore)
WHERE: Fairy Tales Bookstore / 114 S 11th St
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: 11:00 am
CONTACT: 615-915-1960

Get out the glitter, gather your wings, hats, twinkle-toed shoes, and put on your elf ears! Fairy tales Bookstore is having a Tomato Fairy & Elf costume contest…. The contest is open to all ages and genders, with prizes for all contestants.  Judges will award GRAND prizes in 3 categories:

  • Most Creative

  • Best Costume (under 13 years old)

  • Best Costume (13 years and up)

Grand Prize is a $30 gift card to Fairy Tales.  Plan to join us for the Parade starting at 9:00 AM

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Bloody Mary Garden Party
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Bloody Mary Garden Party

Bloody Mary Garden Party

Amp up your Tomato Art Fest experience and kick off the celebration with some great Bloody Marys and make plans to join us in the Tomato Art Fest Bloody Mary Garden on Saturday August 11th from 11-1:30 pm to sample up to 20 different types of bloody mary mixes with Pickers Vodka. Your ticket includes 2.5 hours enjoying up to 15 innovative Bloody Marys made with Pickers Vodka.

Ticket Includes yummy food and drink tastes from local companies, music and more!

Special thanks to Walker Feed Co and Charleston Mix.

Tickets are non-refundable but 100% transferrable. 
Must be 21+ to enter.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Must be 21+ to enter

What can I bring into the event?

No outside alcohol will be allowed in the Bloody Mary Garden

What's the refund policy?

No refunds.

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TOMATO ART FEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

TOMATO ART FEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

TOMATO ART FEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

WHERE: Eastside Cycles Parking Lot (11th and Woodland)
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: 11 AM until a champion is crowned!

The Tomato, THE uniter of all fruits and vegetables loves to celebrate even the simple grains. With that said, the ever popular Tomato Art Fest Cornhole Tournament will take place in the Eastside Cycles Lot at Woodland and 11th. This fun event involves two players tossing bags of corn at a 6" hole 10 yards away. Sound easy? Don't be fooled! Come show off your skills and walk away king of the Cornhole toss.

You must register in advance.

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FAUX PAW FASHION SHOW
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

FAUX PAW FASHION SHOW

WHERE: The Contest Stage (Parking lot behind 3 Crow)
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: 10:30 am-11:30 am
COST:  $10.00 entry fee (Proceeds go to support EAST C.A.N.)

IF YOU LIKE TO DRESS UP YOUR PET, AND PARADE IT AROUND TOWN, THEN THIS EVENT WAS MADE FOR YOU! The Faux Paw Fashion Show is open to pets of all species, and is a costume contest to see who can dress their dog, cat, bird, monkey, lizard, ferret, reptile, marsupial, insect, etc., in the best-looking tomato inspired outfit that can be dreamed into existence!

 

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BIKE VALET
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

BIKE VALET

BIKE VALET:
(Hosted by Tomato Art Fest)

WHERE: Corner of Russell St & South 10th Street
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Why drive & struggle with parking, when you can bike to the festival?  Members of Walk/Bike Nashville will park your bike while you enjoy the festival.

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TOMATO ART FEST ART SHOW
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

TOMATO ART FEST ART SHOW

TOMATO ART FEST ART SHOW

WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10 AM - 7 PM

COST: Free!!

We think there is no finer collection of tomato art to be found east of the Mississippi, and maybe even in the entire tomato-eating world! (I would say UNIVERSE, but that would just be bragging.) Now, we realize this is a bold statement, so you will just have to come out and see for yourself if you think we are right!

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37206 STAGE PRESENTED BY PICKERS VODKA
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

37206 STAGE PRESENTED BY PICKERS VODKA

37206 STAGE PRESENTED BY PICKERS VODKA
(Hosted by Tomato Art Fest)

WHERE: Beyond the Edge Parking Lot
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10 AM – 10 PM

10:00 AM Halfbrass

11:00 AM Girls Write Nashville

12:00 PM Fanny's House of Music

1:00 PM Bea Troxel

2:00 PM Doran Danoff

3:00 PM The Medium

4:00 PM Teddy & the Rough Riders

5:00 PM Marquee Mayfield

6:00 PM Stoop Kids

7:00 PM Katie Pruitt

8:30 PM Guthrie Brown

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TOMATO ART FEST COOKING STAGE
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

TOMATO ART FEST COOKING STAGE

TOMATO ART FEST COOKING STAGE
(Hosted by Tomato Art Fest)

WHERE: Parking lot at the corner of Woodland and South 11th St.
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10 AM – 6 PM

Enjoy cooking demonstrations by chefs from your favorite East Nashville restaurants!

 

10:45 AM Butcher & Bee

11:30 AM Cooking Up

12:15 PM (TBA)

1:00 PM Margot Cafe & Bar

1:45 PM Lockland Table

2:30 PM Calypso Cafe East

3:15 PM Noble's Kitchen & Beer Hall

4:00 PM Greko Street Food

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BOBBING FOR TOMATOES/TOMATO TOSS
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

BOBBING FOR TOMATOES/TOMATO TOSS

BOBBING FOR TOMATOES/TOMATO TOSS:
(Hosted by Wags & Whiskers)

WHERE: Wags & Whiskers (At 5 Points, between Red Door & 5 Spot, under the Hip Zipper)
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018
TIME: 10:00 am – 1:30pm
CONTACT: 615.228.9249

Bobbing for (real) tomatoes, tossing (faux) tomatoes at a target, prizes, treats for the pooches, wading pools to cool hot paws…fun for pets and those who love them!

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TOMATO ART FEST CONTEST STAGE
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

TOMATO ART FEST CONTEST STAGE

TOMATO ART FEST CONTEST STAGE
(Hosted by Tomato Art Fest)

WHERE: Parking Lot behind 3 Crow
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10 AM – 6 PM

10:30 AM Faux Paw Fashion Show hosted by East C.A.N.
11:30 AM  Tomato Haiku Contest
12:00 PM  Dancer Project Conservatory Performance
1:00 PM Cherry Tomato Plinko
2:00 PM Red Head Competition
3:00 PM Bloody Mary Contest
4:00 PM WXNA to DJ until 6 PM

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TOMATO ART FEST VENDOR MARKETPLACE
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

TOMATO ART FEST VENDOR MARKETPLACE

TOMATO ART FEST VENDOR MARKETPLACE

WHERE: 5 Points East Nashville
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9 AM – 6 PM


Over 200 vendors will arrive early to tempt and delight you with their wares! Come experience this wonderful collection of artists, small businesses, and fabulous food. Our vendors aim to please!

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EEUMC’S TOMATO ART KIDFEST 2018
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

EEUMC’S TOMATO ART KIDFEST 2018

(Hosted by East End United Methodist Church)

WHERE: corner of 12th and Holly Street
WHEN: Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 am (When the Parade Ends)– 2:00 pm
CONTACT: Kim Kennedy at kjkennedy23@yahoo.com or 615-715-4164

Again this year, children of all ages are invited to the Tomato Art KIDFEST, a celebration of community fun just for kids (and their families) during the 15th Annual Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville. FREE activities will include inflatable fun with a water slide and bounce houses, FREE popsicles, FREE “tomato head” hair painting and a FREE kid’s craft. 
 

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TOMATO ART FEST “PUSH, PULL, & WEAR PARADE”
Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

TOMATO ART FEST “PUSH, PULL, & WEAR PARADE”

TOMATO ART FEST “PUSH, PULL, & WEAR PARADE”
 

WHERE: Start at S 12th St. and Russell St., Ends in the center of 5 Points.
 

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018; Line up starts at 8:30 AM, the Parade kicks off at 9 AM sharp.
 

Team Tomato wants you to participate by building a float that can be pushed, pulled, carried or worn on your body. Entries for the parade are limited so sign up early.  It is free to participate.

More info: https://www.tomatoartfest.com/parade/

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DECORATE YOUR BIKE FOR THE PARADE!
Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

DECORATE YOUR BIKE FOR THE PARADE!

Hosted By: Eastside Cycles

WHERE: Eastside Cycles/ 103 South 11th Street
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8:00am
CONTACT:  615.469.1079 / bikeseastside@gmail.com

Come to Eastside Cycles at 8:00am and decorate your bike to ride in the Tomato Art Fest Parade!  Just bring your favorite decorations, and we'll have a supply of shiny, tomatoey things, too!

 

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EAST NASHVILLE TOMATO 5K
Aug
11
7:00 AM07:00

EAST NASHVILLE TOMATO 5K

EAST NASHVILLE TOMATO 5K

Hosted by the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA


WHERE: Start/Finish area at Woodland St. and 7th St. (East Park)

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018

WHAT: Fundraising event for the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA in East Nashville

REGISTRATION: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/east-nashville-tomato-5k-2018

CONTACT: Ronald Gooch  615-228-5225

Jog, walk, or run…this exciting race takes runners through the heart of Historic East Nashville's neighborhoods! Run the race, then stay for the Tomato Art Fest and make a day of it!

START TIMES:

Children’s Fun Run: 7:00 AM  //  Tomato 5K: 7:30 AM

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TOMATO ART PREVIEW PARTY
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

TOMATO ART PREVIEW PARTY

TOMATO ART PREVIEW PARTY

WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018

COST: $25 (tickets at tomatoartfest.com)

TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
CONTACT: 615.226.2070 / meg@artandinvention.com

Always a popular event, the Tomato Art Preview Party offers the art lover a wonderful night of sights, sounds and flavors!  Party-goers get to be the first to view this year’s tomato art while enjoying tasty tomato treats. Special thanks to the following sponsors: Citizens Kitchen, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Walker Feed Co, Jenis Ice Cream and Pickers Vodka.

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TOMATO ART FEST KIDS ART CONTEST
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

TOMATO ART FEST KIDS ART CONTEST

TOMATO ART FEST CHILDREN’S ART CONTEST

WHERE: By the Info Booth at S 11th and Woodland St.

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018

COST: Free!

TIME: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Attendees will enjoy the first look at the artistic talent of the tiny-tomatoes in our community.

Age Catagories:

3yrs and under, 4-6yrs., 7-9 yrs., 10-11yrs., 12-13 yrs.

More information and a sign-up sheet can be found at https://www.tomatoartfest.com/tomato-art-fest-kids-art-show/

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Tomato Kick-off Concert
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Tomato Kick-off Concert

Tomato Kick-off Concert

Buxton, T. Hardy Morris & the Hard Knocks, and The Whigs

 

WHERE: Beyond the Edge Parking Lot / 112 S 11th St.

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018

COST: Free!

TIME: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 

Sit down and enjoy a delicious meal from our food vendors and cross the street for exciting performances from these talented local acts!

7:00PM – Buxton

8:15PM – T Hardy Morris & the Hard Knocks

9:30PM – The Whigs

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Tomato Story Time at The Inglewood Library
Aug
8
10:30 AM10:30

Tomato Story Time at The Inglewood Library

Tomato Story Time at The Inglewood Library

WHERE: Inglewood Library / 4312 Gallatin Road
WHEN: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
TIME: 10:30am
COST: Free!
CONTACT: If you have any questions, contact Mr. Andrew at 615.862.5866

It’s tomato time in Inglewood!  Come out Wednesday, August 9th at 10:30am to the Inglewood Branch Library for an entertaining story time that celebrates the great uniter, the TOMATO!  We’ll have stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2-5, all featuring our juicy garden friend! Don’t miss this fruit and vegebration! 

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TURNIPS AND TOMATOES
Aug
7
2:00 PM14:00

TURNIPS AND TOMATOES

TURNIPS AND TOMATOES

A sustainable celebration of all things tomato!

WHERE: Turnip Green Creative Reuse (945 Woodland Street)
WHEN: Tuesday August 7-Saturday August 11 -- 8/7-8/10: 2:00-6:00   8/11: 9:00-6:00
COST: Suggested Donation
CONTACT: Leah@turnipgreencreativereuse.org / 615.720.7480

Want to dress up your four legged friend and your bike? We have a room full of fabric, sewing machines, and an abundance of additional art supplies that have been saved from landfills to be reused creatively, and we want to share them with you for this very special week of Turnips and Tomatoes!

Visit our open studio to create a different tomato craft with us all week long, including reuse tomato stamps, jewelry, costumes, and more.  All ages and pets are welcome!

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