The Sporting Life: Bloody Mary Festival Edition

The Bloody Mary Festival is an opportunity for fans to celebrate their favorite and most beloved cocktail. (Provided by The Bloody Mary Festival)

The Bloody Mary Festival is a celebration of the most beloved brunch cocktail. The 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival Nashville is Saturday, March 14th at Track One, 1201 4th Avenue South. Nashville is one of 12 cities nationwide to host The Bloody Mary Festival in 2020, recently nominated as the Top 10 Specialty Food Festival by USA Today. The Festival is much more than Bloody Marys, as tastes from local food and beverage companies, music, photo ops and a panel of expert judges add to the festivities.

Now in its 7th year – the largest event of its kind – each city’s Festival brings together the most innovative and crafty Bloody Mary mixes, curated by its team of Bloody Mary aficionados and made by local bars and restaurants. Attendees can taste them all before voting for the coveted People’s Choice Award. A panel of industry judges will also select the “Best Bloody Mary in Nashville.”

The Festival premieres in Nashville on Saturday, March 14, and Atlanta on Sunday, March 15, then travels around the country through November to Hudson Valley NY, San Francisco, Austin, Jersey City, New York City, San Jose, Denver, Milwaukee, Portland OR, and Twin Cities MN.

Fannie Battle is this year’s benefiting charity for the third year in a row. Their mission is to provide high quality childcare to at-risk children in a nurturing environment while empowering families to reach their potential. They offer academic and enrichment programming that will give their children and families the foundation they need to be successful in school and life. Stop by their table at the event and learn more

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, America’s original craft vodka, is the official vodka sponsor of The Bloody Mary Festival – Nashville. The Bloody Mary Festival participants include a wide range of Bloody Mary mixes: Whiskey Kitchen, Saint Anejo, Loveless Café, Tavern, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Blue Note Bourbon, TC Craft Tequila, Walker Feed Company, Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes and Seaside Grown.

In addition to Bloody Marys, the festival includes companies sampling food, beverages and more. Participating companies include: Lazy Goat Produce, The Extreme Bean, Tiff’s Treats Warm Cookie Delivery, Ousley Ouch, Daddy Bob’s, Switters Iced Coffee, Sweet Chesses! Bakery, Firepot Tea Bar, Camp Gladiator, HelloFresh, and International Cigars.

Tickets to the festival include unlimited participating Bloody Marys, tastes of local food and beverage products, temporary tattoos, photo ops and one vote for The People’s Choice Award. The Bloody Mary Festival will take place from 12:00 Noon-3:30 pm on Saturday, March 14. General Admission tickets are $47.50 (1:00 pm entry) and VIP tickets are $62.50 (12:00 Noon entry).

Tickets are selling fast and they will not have any for sale at the door. Make sure you grab yours before the event. For more information on The Bloody Mary Festival – Nashville and to purchase tickets, visit their website: https://www.thebloodymaryfest.com/nashville-3-14-20