TAF 2022, Team Preview / By Chuck Allen Tomato Art Fest 2022 Event Guide All Week Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Entertainment Festival Map Decorate the week of Aug. 8-13. Judging on Wednesday, Aug. 10Home Decorating ContestTurn your yard, porch, garage, or front door into a tomato masterpiece the week of Tomato Art Fest! The neighborhood has always had a flair for tomato yard decor, so let’s celebrate the creativity! Decorations include tomatoes, arts and crafts, humans, pets, vehicles; we have seen it all. A crew of local judges will come to judge your decorations on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 11, and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. WHERE: All over East Nashville6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Tomato Art Show Pre-View PartyBe the first to see the 2022 Tomato Art Show at the Pre-View Party! Guests will enjoy local snacks, drinks, and entertainment, and get first shot at purchasing your favorite pieces. This party is for the tomato art enthusiast and community supporters. WHERE: 1106 Woodland St., Suite 4noon - 9:00 p.m.Tomato Art ShowWe hope by now all of you have seen a gallery full of art inspired by the tomato and its fruit and vegetable friends. But if this is your first Tomato Art experience, just know that it’s awesome, quirky, and different than anything you have ever seen. Stop by the gallery to browse and purchase some great local art! WHEN: noon - 9:00 p.m.WHERE: 1106 Woodland St., Suite 47:00 a.m.East Nashville Tomato 5KStart your tomato day by walking, jogging, skipping, or sprinting a 5K through East Nashville. This race is for the whole family, with a Kids Fun Run before the 5K kicks off. Wear your tomato red and stop by the festival to celebrate finishing the race! WHEN: Kids Fun Run starts at 7 a.m., 5K starts at 7:30 a.m.WHERE: The race starts and ends at East Park Community Center (600 Woodland St.)9:00 a.m.“Push, Pull and Wear” ParadeTomato lovers line the streets of Five Points to check out the quirky and original parade entries every year. Local bands and drumlines bring the excitement and get the crowds involved. We want to see your group marching proudly through East Nashville in your best tomato themes! Push it, pull it, or wear it, it’s all the same to us. Just bring that tomato spirit. The parade is free for community groups to participate in, but registration is required.WHEN: Line up at 8:30 a.m.; Parade begins at 9 a.m.WHERE: Parade lines up at the corner of South 12th and Russell Streets and ends at Five Points.9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.East End UMC’s KidFestJoin us for family fun at East End United Methodist Church, which once again hosts KidFest. Crafts, inflatables, sensory play,and more will be on hand as East End welcomes the community back for this day of summer fun!WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE: Corner of 12th and Holly Streets9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Kids Art ShowHey, kids! What do you think of when you hear the word “tomato”? Got a great idea? Draw it and submit it to the Kids Art Show! Plenty of festivalgoers stop by the show on 11th Street to see all the great creations.WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.WHERE: 113 11th Street (behind Fanny's)9:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.Tomato Art Fest Vendor MarketplaceSome of the most unique and creative local and regional vendors take over the streets of East Nashville for Tomato Art Fest on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll be sure to find a have-to-have, one-of-a-kind tomato treasure while you’re exploring the marketplace. The beloved tomato takes on many forms, including jewelry, pottery, blown glass, figurines, art, clothing, toys, and so many more. Vendors also offer original non-tomato items for sale that are guaranteed to be just as impressive as the tomato art.WHEN: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.WHERE: Five Points9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.Tomato Art ShowWe hope by now all of you have seen a gallery full of art inspired by the tomato and its fruit and vegetable friends. But if this is your first Tomato Art experience, just know that it’s awesome, quirky, and different than anything you have ever seen. Stop by the gallery to browse and purchase some great local art! WHEN: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.WHERE: 1106 Woodland St., Suite 49:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.Ice Cream Community ArtArt can be found all across the Tomato Art Fest, even near the ice cream! Stop by the Pied Piper Ice Cream Booth on South 11th Street and add your mark to a community art piece highlighting everyone’s favorite summer treat. Participants will also receive giveaways to celebrate!WHEN: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.WHERE: Five Points, Pied Piper Ice Cream Booth10:00 a.m.Tomato Story Time at Tomato Art FestJoin Mr. Andrew in the kid’s area for a special story time about our beloved tomato and all its fruit and vegetable friends! Mr. Andrew brings the tomato love with stories and songs that can’t be missed. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend.WHEN: 10 a.m.WHERE: Kids Area Stage10:00 a.m.Tomato Costume ContestWe see them every year: truly outstanding tomato costumes, hats, and outfits. This year, we want to make it official and highlight all of the tomato attire! Join us right after the Push, Pull & Wear Parade in the center of Five Points to show us your creations! A host of local judges will determine the winners and give out sweet prizes! Categories Include: Red Hair Don’t Care • Best Dressed • Best Hat • Other Uniters • Tomato Talents • Heirloom Tomatoes (kids under 12)WHEN: 10 a.m.WHERE: Center of Five Points10:30 a.m.Beautiful Tomato ContestHosted by the East End Neighborhood Association Picture a beauty pageant with beautiful contestants, perfect outfits, and exciting judges. Now just picture those contestants as your favorite garden tomatoes! Dress up your homegrown or store-bought contestants and enter them into East Nashville’s favorite pageant. This year’s pageant is hosted by the East End Neighborhood Association and will take place on the Garden Stage in front of a panel of judges. Set the scene and be ready to present your masterpiece in front of an audience.WHEN: 10:30 a.m.WHERE: 37206 Main Stage10:40 a.m.Tomato Art Fest Haiku ContestEntries must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 10 via email@example.comHAIKU: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables respectively. Add a tomato twist and enter the contest! Submit a tomato-related haiku in classic 5-7-5 style and snag some sweet prizes. Contest is free to enter. Judges will accept up to five (5) entries per person, and the winning Haikus will be read on the Main Stage at 10:40 a.m.This year’s categories: Heirlooms (adults, ages 17 & up)Greenhouse (youth, ages 16 & under)Funnies (humor)Oddities (limerick, sonnet, freeform—anything under 200 words)WHEN: 10:40 a.m.WHERE: 37206 Main Stage11:00 a.m.Bloody Mary ContestWho has the best Bloody Mary recipe in all the land? Is it you? Get your recipe together and enter the annual Bloody Mary Contest. Check out the contest on the 37026 Main Stage starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, as our 10 finalists vie for the title of Best Bloody Mary. Emceed and judged by a panel of experts! WHEN: 11 a.m.WHERE: 37206 Main Stage11:00 a.m.Tomato Art Fest Cornhole TournamentDoes your team have what it takes to go all the way to the top of the bracket in the Tomato Art Fest Cornhole Tournament? Truly a fan favorite of the festival, teams compete in a bracket-style tournament to crown the top team and win prizes from local restaurants and a cornhole set from Music City Boards!WHEN: 11 a.m.WHERE: 1015 Clearview Ave. (the parking lot next to Treehouse) 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Bloody Mary Garden PartyBloody Mary fans unite at the Tomato Art Fest Bloody Mary Garden Party. This tasting event features full-size Bloody Marys complete with a robust garnish bar, as well as mimosas for the non-Bloody fans, and a tomato-tastic photo area. Decorate your Derby-style hat and compete in our Hat Decorating Contest to win fun prizes from sponsors and local restaurants! Act fast, though: Tickets are limited, and have sold out the last three years in a row.WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.WHERE: Center of Five Points1:00 p.m.Biggest/Littlest/ Ugliest Tomato ContestWe 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 at the information booth at the corner of 11th and Woodland Streets for a chance to win PRIZES!WHEN: Drop off entries from 9 a.m. until noon. Winners announced at 1 p.m.WHERE: Info booth at 11th and Woodland11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Tomato Art ShowWe hope by now all of you have seen a gallery full of art inspired by the tomato and its fruit and vegetable friends. But if this is your first Tomato Art experience, just know that it’s awesome, quirky, and different than anything you have ever seen. Stop by the gallery to browse and purchase some great local art! WHEN: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.WHERE: 1106 Woodland St., Suite 4 Friday Saturday Friday Entertainment Schedule37206 Stage5:30 p.m. KillaKeyz6:30 p.m. Lillie Mae7:30 p.m. Fingernails Are Pretty: A Tribute to Foo Fighters9 p.m. Them Vibes Saturday Entertainment Schedule37206 Stage10 a.m. Costume Contest10:30 a.m. Beautiful Tomato Contest10:40 a.m. Haiku Contest Winners11 a.m. Bloody Mary ContestNoon Future Crib1 p.m. Amanda Stone2 p.m. Ben Chapman3 p.m. Love Montage4 p.m. The Weird Sisters5 p.m. Brian Brown6 p.m. Tayls11th Street Stage11 a.m. Fanny’s House of Music Presents: The UkedelicsNoon Blood Root1 p.m. Melissa Erin2 p.m. Hans Condor3 p.m. Hew G.4 p.m. Kashena Sampson5 p.m. Alicia GailKids Area Stage10 a.m. Tomato Story Time with Mr. Andrew11 a.m. YEAH! NashvilleNoon Nashville Public Library, East Branch1 p.m. Bach to Rock2 p.m. The Theater Bug3 p.m. Bach to Rock4 p.m. Puppet TruckMuddy Roots Stage10 a.m. June Rosewell11 a.m. Tennessee Troubadour RamblersNoon Mariachi Viva Mexico Nashville1 p.m. IIhuilcamina flechador del cielo2 p.m. Dylan Walshe3 p.m. The Ragcoats4 p.m. Bon MiThe Purple BuildingLocated at 11th between Forrest and Woodland12:00pm - 7:00 pm Open Mic - All welcome!