Join us at Turnip Green Creative Reuse August 8-12 for daily tomato arts and crafts:
We have everything you need and more to prepare for a weekend full of tomato activities.
Need a veggie costume for the world record attempt, tomato 5k, fairy contest, and parade?
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!
Join us at Turnip Green Creative Reuse August 8-12 for daily tomato arts and crafts:
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!
Sit down and enjoy a delicious meal from our food vendors in our lighted food court next to Bongo Java East and cross the street for exciting performances from these talented Nashville-based acts!
WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery / 1106 Woodland Street | COST: $25 (reservations required) | TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm | CONTACT: 615.226.2070 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Walker Feed Co and Deep Eddy Vodka.
WHERE: 11th between Woodland and Holly | COST: Free!
Gear up and help us break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as fruit/vegetables. Don’t have anything to wear, come out and we will help you get dressed up.
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!
Come to Eastside Cycles at 8:30am 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!
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!
Step up into the Defy Film Festival Pop Up Theater for a selection of the incredible films from 2016, and get a taste for the style you can expect on the big screen at Defy Film Festival 2017
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!
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!
Red House Imaginarium exists to meet the evolving need for arts education by inspiring creative thought, cultivating craft, and building community. [9:30AM at the CONTEST STAGE]
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 14th 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.
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! [WHERE: Wags & Whiskers (At 5 Points, between Red Door & 5 Spot, under the Hip Zipper)]
The COLD LUNCH RECORDINGS STAGE will feature perfomers Ian Ferguson, Microwave Mountain, Big Surr, Lean, The Inscape, The Burps, Telefones, and Jacob Disedare. [WHERE: Woodland and 12th ave]
Enjoy cooking demonstrations by chefs from your favorite East Nashville restaurants! These restaurants include Two Ten Jack, Calypso Cafe East, Local Taco, Burger Up, Rumours East, The Pharmacy, and more. [WHERE: Grass Lot Next to Bongo Java]
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. [WHERE: Corner of Woodland Street & South 11th Street]
The MUDDY ROOTS STAGE will return this year with an eclectic lineup of Americana and Rock artists that is always a highlight for festival-goers. [WHERE: Russell and 11th ave]
Saturday August 12th's 37206 STAGE Presented by XFINITY will include such acts as Smooth Hound Smith, Skyway Man, Okey Dokey, Morgan Bosman, Josie Dunn, Parker Gispert of The Whigs, Jess Nolan, Fanny’s House of Music presents Queens of Noise (Teen Runaways Tribute Band), Nashville Academy of Rock, YEAH! Southern Girls Rock Camp, and Halfbrass kicking off the day's live music. [WHERE: Beyond the Edge Parking Lot]
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! [WHERE: The CONTEST STAGE (11th and Woodland)]
COST: $10.00 entry fee (Proceeds go to support EAST C.A.N.)
Super Science Spectacular Kids Program with Mr. Rich at the NPL East Branch!
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 Contest Stage lot at Clearview 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.
The WOODLAND STAGE Presented by Basement East, will include such acts as Daddy Issues, Electric Tuba, Caleb Groh, Them Vibes, John Latham, Cali Rodi, and others.
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.
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-releated haiku in classic 5-7-5 style in these three categories:
Kids (16 & Under),
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 Tomato Art Fest on Saturday Aug. 12 at the Contest Stage starting at 11:30 am.
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?
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!
Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to make the most delicious Cold Tomato Salad that ever graced a summer table. Put a fresh spin on a classic or create an entirely new salad that will make our judges beg for more, and then enter that dish in the 2017 Tomato Art Fest recipe contest!
WHERE: The Contest Stage (11th and Woodland)
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!
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 2017. 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!