dc vegfest 2014

DC VegFest 2014 Success: 15,000 People Strong & Growing!

smcdonald Events, Veg Eating

“Thanks for being the best festival ever!”  

“I can’t believe the amount of people in attendance!”

“Could I be having any more fun at DC VegFest? I don’t think so!”

“Holy DC VegFest!” 

“So much fun at DCVegFest today. Can’t wait to go next year” 


Wow! We’re blown away by the tremendously positive feedback that continues to pour in! Thank YOU for helping us make this year’s DC VegFest a smashing success.

With a bigger location at Washington, DC’s Yard’s Park, came a bigger crowd of about 15,000 people ranging from vegans and vegetarians to mostly those just curious to see what all the fun is about.

This year’s main stage was beaming with speakers who inspired the crowd with humor, health, personal stories, and some simple yet delicious vegan cooking. Speakers included Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show, cookbook author Bryant Terry, Micah Risk from Lighter who is currently on the cover of Runner’s World magazine, and Washington Post’s Food Editor and “Weeknight Vegetarian” Joe Yonan, plus many more!

As always, the food was a huge hit – from free food samples provided by So Delicious, Tofurky and others to dozens of restaurant vendors including Busboys & Poets, Sticky Fingers Sweets & Sweets and Vegetable Garden, nearly everything was devoured by the end of the day.

Thanks to V-Dog, we unleashed our first-ever Barking Lot for our furry four-legged guests. We also expanded our kids’ activity area with yoga, music, and an Ask-A-Vegan Family presentation. And we added a music tent next to the beer garden where people could sit down and relax, making the event even more festive!

There are so many reasons to celebrate the benefits of plant-based eating – with every meat-free meal we choose, we’re choosing to protect our health, the planet, and animals. And the resounding success of this year’s DC VegFest and the extensive media coverage it’s receiving is helping demonstrate that veg eating has reached the mainstream and it’s here to stay.

Keep the good times rolling and fun memories alive by visiting our photo galleries — be sure to stay tuned for details about our 2015 celebration!