DC VegFest, the East Coast’s Largest Vegan Festival, Returns Sept. 2

DC VegFest aerial view

Compassion Over Killing presents DC VegFest 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 11am-6pm in the nation’s capital. Hosted outdoors at DC’s beautiful Yards Park, DC VegFest is a free festival of food, music, education, inspiration, and fun.

More than 20,000 festival-goers – vegans and pre-vegans alike – are expected to explore the many joys and flavors of plant-based foods, as well as discover how leaving meat off our plates helps to protect our health, the planet, and animals.

This event features renowned speakers and expert chefs whipping up culinary creations on the main stage; a Kids’ Zone with interactive activities; live entertainers in the music tent; more than 130 vendors (many of which offer free food samples); a beer garden, and so much more. Dogs are welcome (must be leashed) in our shaded Barking Lot sponsored and operated by the Humane Rescue Alliance, which will also have adoptable animals on site.

This year’s DC VegFest speakers include:

? US Congressman Jamie Raskin, from Maryland’s 8th District ? Vegan rapper Grey  ? Vegan entrepreneur and chef, Miyoko Schinner, CEO/Founder of Miyoko’s Kitchen, author of “Artisan Vegan Cheese” ? Holistic nutritionist  Dr. Ruby Lathon ? Cookbook author Eddie Garza, “¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook” ? A former undercover investigator with Compassion Over Killing ? And more to come!

Delicious plant–based cuisine will be dished out by dozens of restaurant and food vendors, with free samples galore to tempt your tastebuds. Vendors include Vegan Treats, Busboys and Poets, Amsterdam Falafelshop, Treeline Treenut Cheese, MOM’s Organic Market, YogiDog, Mompops, Roots Market, and more.

More than 100 nonprofit and commercial exhibitors will also be setting up shop for the day: A Well-Fed World, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Vegetarian Society of DC, The Stanford Inn by the Sea, and many more.

The first 1,000 attendees will receive a free commemorative tote bag, loaded with gifts and samples from VegFest’s top sponsors!

More information: DCVegFest.com and use #DCVegFest17 to follow along on social media.

Highlights:

FREE admission
FREE food samples
The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons!
More than 130 vendors
Beer garden
Live music
Cooking demonstrations
Presentations from renowned authors and celebrities
More than 15,000 attendees
Kids’ activity area
Since this is an outdoor event, leashed dogs are welcome! There is a Barking Lot so dogs can have shade and a drink!

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