Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or veg-curious, DC VegFest on October 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Yards Park is the event to attend. Now in its seventh year, the event promises to be the biggest and best yet more than 15,000 attendees, delicious vegan restaurants and food vendors, a larger Barking Lot sponsored by the Washington Humane Society and inspiring, informative speakers including Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of the book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
. The highly anticipated emcee for the day will be award-winning television journalist, bestselling author and activist, Jane Velez Mitchell.
During this daylong celebration, more than 100 exhibitors, partners and sponsors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources to help Washington, DC-area consumers learn more about why eating a plant-based diet and choosing vegetarian foods is one of the best ways to help protect health, the planet and animals.
VegFest attendees will have the opportunity to sample free delicious vegan cuisine, learn from expert chefs hosting cooking demos, meet adoptable animals from the Washington Humane Society, hear from nationally renowned speakers (ASL interpreters will be on the main stage), enjoy live performances from local musicians, including Steve Gellman, participate in the kids’ activity area featuring our popular “Ask a Vegan Family” panel and a kid-friendly cooking demonstration from Doron Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats and relax in the beer and wine garden.
Organized by Compassion Over Killing, the DC VegFest highlights the many benefits and flavors of vegetarian eating and shows how easy and delicious it is to choose healthier, more sustainable and kinder foods.
Location: 355 Water St SE. The event is FREE and open to everyone, plus the first 1,000 attendees get a free 2015 commemorative DC VegFest tote bag loaded with veg-friendly products and coupons. Location: 355 Water St SE. For more information, visit DCVegfest.com. Use #DCVegFest15 to follow along on social media.