Monday, August 13, 2012

East Nashville Tomato Festival

Happy Birthday to me!!

This weekend marked yet again another year under my belt as I  turned 27. Besides a romantic dinner with Big Cat, we also decided to attend an East Nashville tradition: The Tomato Festival. The Nashville Scene said it perfectly, "East Nashville is known for many things — exceptional restaurants, fun bars, fabulous old houses, lost dogs, and a vibrant and vocal community. Since 37206 — and 37216 for you Inglewood dwellers — is bursting with creativity and diversity, it's no surprise this area would embrace an event that celebrates an inanimate object that is a uniter, not a divider."

This was my 3rd summer living in East Nashville and all the hype (it has been polled the best Nashville festival since 2007 ) about this festival was so fun and exciting I broke my almost nearly decade tradition of going to KY lake for my birthday to attend this 9 year old Nashville festival. The Tomatofest was exactly what I pictured of a festival in East Nashville-Very Original. There was a 5k, a parade, tons of (tomato) art, live music stages throughout, tomato costume contests, best bloody mary contest, super dog friendly, fashion show of vintage clothing and animals to adopt, delicious food, unique shopping booths, about 20000 hipsters all in one place and tons more. I even had a friend that participated in Nuvo Burritos wet burrito contest- which as crazy as it sounds is actually a contest to see who can eat a burrito the fastest while getting sprayed with a water hose. Anything really does go in East Nashville! lol

If you are interested in the Tomato Festival, please check out their website for more information. Also, if you went, leave some comments about your favorite part!

Barkley, my 5 1/2 month old Goldendoodle also attended the event with Big cat and me and he LOVED it. Turns out my little guy is a big ladies man. ;o)

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