10th Annual DC VegFest Bringing Food and Fun September 15

DC VegFest aerial view

Compassion Over Killing (COK) will present the 10th annual DC VegFest on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Hosted outdoors at famed Yards Park in the nation’s capital, the DC VegFest is a free fun-filled festival of food, music, education, and inspiration with more than 20,000 attendees who join the celebration each year.

Featuring over 120 vendors and exhibitors, thousands of festival-goers – vegans and pre-vegans alike – will experience plant-based eating’s many flavors, and learn how each of us can protect the planet, our health, and animals simply by enjoying vegan meals.

On the main stage, emceed by rapper Grey, celebrity speakers will share inspiring talks and expert chefs will dazzle the crowd with their culinary creations.

This year’s DC VegFest keynote speakers include:

  • Carol Adams (Author & Activist) and Ginny Messina (Registered Dietician & Author)
  • Joe Yonan (Food and Dining Editor, The Washington Post)
  • Tracye McQuirter (30-Year Vegan, Author, Public Health Nutritionist)
  • Neal Barnard (President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
  • Jerri Evans (Owner, Turning Natural)
  • Beverly Kumari (Cookbook Author and Chef)
  • Mike Wolf (Director of Investigations, Compassion Over Killing)
  • Chef Nikki (Chef, Activist, and Fitness Competitor)

A new TryVeg tasting booth will be hosted by Jessica Carter, COK’s talented Vegan Food & Lifestyle Coach, seen often on DC morning shows. The Kid’s Zone will have interactive activities including storytime, a cooking demo, and a talk by author Eric Lindstrom, COK’s Director of Marketing.

Popular local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will host our Beer Garden and Music Tent with local brews and musicians. Tails will be wagging in the shaded Barking Lot sponsored and operated by Humane Rescue Alliance, which will also have adoptable animals on site.

Vegan food will be served by dozens of vendors including Vegan Treats, Amsterdam Falafelshop, Brewing Good Coffee, Bakeshop DC, Revolution Gelato, and YogiDog.

Over 100 nonprofit and commercial exhibitors will set up shop for the day: Dr. Bronner’s, A Well-Fed World, Roots Market, Barnard Medical Center, TryVeg.com, and many more.

Drawing a line of 2,000 people before the start of the festival, free commemorative tote bags, stocked with gifts and samples from our sponsors, will be given out to the first 1,000 attendees.

For more information and a preview video, visit DCVegFest.com.

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