The DC VegFest is a free outdoor festival highlighting the many benefits of leaving animals off our plates and showing just how easy it is to find delicious vegetarian cuisine in and around the nation’s capital. Hosted on George Washington University’s campus, this year’s event is scheduled on Sat., Sept. 24. Be sure to mark your calendar!
In the two short years since launching this vegetarian celebration, the DC VegFest has grown tremendously — from 2,500 attendees in 2009 to more than 5,000 in 2010. We’ve been honored to feature dynamic and influential speakers at these previous events, including celebrity chef Tal Ronnen, best-selling author Rory Freedman, vegan body builders Robert Cheeke and Kenneth Williams, Miss DC Mackenzie Green, and so many others.
With plans well underway for the 2011 DC VegFest, which is co-organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of DC, we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year. In fact, we’ve even added an extra hour of fun: this year’s celebration starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
In addition to exhibiting dozens of non-profit educational booths, popular veg-friendly shops, and delicious vegan food from many area restaurants and bakeries, this year’s celebration features several special guests, including Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Wayne Pacelle, Colleen Patrick Goudreau, Dr. Michael Greger, and Jonathan Balcombe.
We’re also incredibly grateful to our many sponsors who help make this event possible: A Well-Fed World, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Daiya Foods, Tofurky, American Vegan Society, Conscious Corner and many more.