Tomato Art Fest
East Nashville Tomato Art Fest
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.
Initially started in 2004, the East Nashville festival now surpasses around 60,000 attendees to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities. Touted in the Oxford American, and Southern Living, The festival was voted “Best Festival” in the 2007 – 2018 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls. Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, which has been coined by Budget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village,” this FREE, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day for all.
Nashville Tomato Art Fest is an annual art and music festival taking place in East Nashville celebrating art, food, and contests dedicated to tomatoes.
The essence of Tomato Art Fest can really be found in the array of wacky & hilarious contests, and the Push, Pull & Wear Parade kicking off tomato weekend, full of floats and costumes. True to our namesake, the ART gets a big part of the tomato spotlight, where The Tomato ART Show and Tomato Art Preview Party showcases over 300 tomato-inspired pieces throughout the weekend.
Get in on the Bloody Mary Garden Party for a fun new festival experience!
The local East Nashvillians behind this beloved event strive to improve the festival each year in all areas, while keeping the character of Tomato Art Fest the same familiar fun that Nashville has known and loved for 17 years. Welcoming organic growth (and no shortage of tomato puns!) while sticking close to traditions is something the festival excels at thanks to active community participation.
A percentage of proceeds benefit Friends of Shelby Parks & Bottoms, a nonprofit dedicated to help preserve, protect and enhance historic Shelby Park and Bottoms.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Aug 7, 2020 at 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Fri)
- Aug 8, 2020 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm (Sat)
11th & Woodland Streets, Nashville, TN 37206