DC VegFest 2013: the Largest Vegetarian Celebration in the Nation’s Capital
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Washington, D.C. – On Sept. 28, an estimated 10,000 people will gather at the beautiful waterfront Yards Park for the annual DC VegFest. Featuring free food samples, nationally recognized speakers, cooking demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, kids’ activities, more than 100 exhibitors, and so much more, there is something for everyone at this free (and dog-friendly) event!
What: DC VegFest, online at DCVegFest.com
Where: Yards Park, 10 Water St SE, DC (Navy Yard Metro on the green line)
When: Sat., Sept. 28 from 11am to 6pm.
This festival, organized by DC-based animal protection nonprofit Compassion Over Killing, highlights the many benefits and flavors of meat-free eating. Attendees will have a chance to explore a variety of vegan cuisine from over a dozen food vendors including Vegan Treats Bakery, Pete’s Apizza, Woodlands Vegan Bistro, Khepra’s Juice Bar, and more.
Plus, free food samples will be offered by Treeline Cheese, Field Roast, Tofurky, Beyond Meat, and many others. Attendees will want to get there early for one of our free 1,000 commemorative bags loaded with great vegan products and other items.
New features this year include a vegan food drive, a veggie obstacle course, a magic show for kids and an “Ask a Vegan Mom” booth!
American Sign Language interpreters will be at the main stage so everyone can enjoy our special guest speakers including:
- Paul Shapiro, Humane Society of the United States
- Rich Roll, vegan ultra-athlete and author of Finding Ultra
- Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, makers of Beyond Eggs
- Dr. Ruby Lathon, author and host of a plant-based cooking web series
- Dan & Annie Shannon, authors of Betty Goes Vegan
- Ayinde Howell, editor in chief and founder of ieatgrass.com
- John Schlimm award-winning author of The Tipsy Vegan and Grilling Vegan Style
- Dr. Milton Mills, preventive medicine doctor
“Choosing meat-free foods is one of the best ways we can help protect our health, the planet and animals,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “The DC VegFest offers a fun and free way to discover the best of everything vegetarian in the nation’s capital.”
The DC VegFest was founded by the Vegetarian Society of DC.
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a national nonprofit animal advocacy organization based on Washington, DC. Since 1995, COK has worked to end the abuse of animals in agriculture through undercover investigations, litigation, corporate campaigns, public outreach, and other programs. Online at COK.net.