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DC VegFest 2012 – Free Vegetarian Celebration in DC

DC VegFest 2012: A Free Vegetarian Celebration in the Nation’s Capital

September 18, 2012

Sept. 18, 2012

Contact: info@cok.net or 301-891-2458

Washington, D.C. – On Sat., Sept. 22, thousands of people will gather at Yards Park to explore – and celebrate – the best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital at the fourth annual DC VegFest. This FREE outdoor (and dog-friendly) festival features engaging speakers, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, a beer and wine garden, more than 100 exhibitors, a kids’ area, a cupcake eating contest and much more!

What: DC VegFest, online at DCVegFest.com
Where: Yards Park, 300 Water St SE, DC (next to Nationals Stadium)
Metro: Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave exit) on the green line
When: Sat., Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Co-organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C., the DC VegFest highlights the many benefits of choosing vegetarian foods and shows how easy and delicious it is to leave animals off our plates. Attendees will enjoy free food samples from Gardein, Field Roast, The Vegg, Beyond Meat (at the Conscious Corner booth) and more. There will be more than a dozen food vendors, including Amsterdam Falafel, Bread & Brew, Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats, Dama Ethiopian and Everlasting Life Cafe.

There will also be American Sign Language interpreters so everyone can enjoy our special guest speakers:

  • Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNN reporter
  • Rich Roll, vegan ultra-athlete and author of Finding Ultra
  • Doron Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats and Cupcake Wars champion
  • Dr. Michael Greger, Dir. of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the US
  • Bruce Friedrich, Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary
  • Afya Ibomu, author, holistic health counselor, entrepeneur, and journalist
  • Terry Hope Romero, cookbook author, chef and speaker

Plus, the first 1,000 attendees will get a free 2012 DC VegFest commemorative bag loaded with veg-friendly products, coupons and more!

“Choosing vegetarian 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 has something for everyone, so bring your family and friends to learn why this festival continues to grow every year!”

“Now, more than ever, people are eating less meat,” adds Vegetarian Society of D.C. President Saurabh Dalal. “The DC VegFest shows people how easy it is to find meat-free options.”