The First Rehoboth Beach VegFest Kicks Off June 1, 2013

May 21, 2013

Contact: or 301-891-2458

Rehoboth Beach, DE – On Sat., June 1, people from all over the coastal area will gather in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to explore – and celebrate – the best of everything vegetarian in and around DelMarVa at the inaugural Rehoboth Beach VegFest. This FREE outdoor festival features engaging speakers, cooking demonstrations, vegetarian food, exhibitors, a kids’ area, a cupcake eating contest and much more!

What: Rehoboth Beach VegFest, online at
Where: Epworth United Methodist Church, 9285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE
When: Sat., June 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Co-organized by Compassion Over Killing and VegRehoboth, the Rehoboth Beach VegFest aims to highlight the benefits of meat-free eating while empowering others to stand up for animals every time they sit down to eat. Attendees can enjoy food from local favorites Cake Break, Hobos Restaurant, Modern Mixture, Nage Restaurant, and more. Plus, the first 300 attendees will receive free goodie bags full of veg-friendly coupons and samples.

The event’s dynamic guest speaker line-up includes:

  • Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States
  • Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing
  • Gretchen Hanson, Executive Chef at Hobos Restaurant
  • John Schlimm, activist, educator, artist, and international award-winning author
  • Dorothy Greet, health blogger at Plant Based Living
  • Joseph Gonzales, staff dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Deb Griffin, author of The Local Buzz
  • Katie Freer, teacher and children’s health educator
  • Ruby Lathon, author and wellness advocate

“Choosing vegetarian foods is one of the best ways we can help protect our health, the planet and animals,” said Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “And the Rehoboth Beach VegFest has something for everyone, so bring the whole family.”

“Here in the beach region, there is so much interest in plant-based eating,” added VegRehoboth Founder and Director, Patricia Haddock. “VegFest is a great new event for our community, and a wonderful way for people to find out just how healthy and delicious veg eating can be. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”