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U.S. Vegetarian Festivals

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  • rojony57
    Courtesy of Veggie Jews and FARM Vegetarian Festivals Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Please verify all information before making plans.
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2007
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      Courtesy of Veggie Jews and FARM

      Vegetarian Festivals

      Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Please verify all
      information before making plans.

      Baltimore, Maryland What: Animal Aid Concert
      When: March 25, 2-7 p.m.
      Where: The Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave.
      Info: 410-750-1605

      With more than 15 musical acts, a dozen animal-friendly exhibitors, a
      variety of delicious vegan foods, a hot-sauce eating contest, a hula-
      hoop contest, and a benefit auction, this event benefits different
      animal rights organizations and is all about music, meals, merriment,
      and making a difference.

      Boston, Massachusetts What: 12th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food
      When: October 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
      Where: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
      More Info: 617-424-8846

      With more than 100 animal-friendly exhibitors, free samples of new
      vegetarian foods, loads of exciting animal rights educational
      displays, cooking demos by award-winning chefs, lectures by top
      national speakers, a children's activity center, and "show special"
      discounts, this blowout in "Bean Town" offers something for everyone.

      Charlottesville, Virginia What: 2007 Charlottesville Vegetarian
      When: September 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
      Where: Lee Park
      Info: 434-979-1200

      This free outdoor event is one of the largest vegetarian festivals in
      the country—with more than 100 exhibitors and between 8,000 and
      10,000 visitors every year. It features restaurant booths,
      compassionate-living exhibitors, a dog and cat adoption fair, games
      for the kids, and fundraising activities for a spay/neuter project.

      Ferndale, Michigan What: Metro Detroit's Great American Meatout 2007
      When: March 18, 12 noon-5 p.m.
      Where: Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest St.
      More Info: 1-877-778-3464

      Help yourself to free food samples as well as food from local
      vegetarian-friendly restaurants, presentations about the benefits of
      a meatless diet, free literature, health screenings, cooking
      demonstrations, and much, much more.

      Louisville, Kentucky What: EarthSave Louisville Taste of Health
      When: May 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
      Where: Slugger Field
      More Info: www.louisville.earthsave.org (organization's Web site)
      www.hphpfunfest.org (2006 festival Web site)

      This festival is sponsored by EarthSave, whose mission is to educate
      the public "about the powerful effects our food choices have on the
      environment, our health, and all life on Earth" and encourage "a
      shift toward a healthy, plant-based diet." The event features an
      extensive restaurant sampling fair, keynote addresses by renowned
      speakers, a special family program, a bookstore, and many interesting
      exhibits and cooking demos.

      Maui, Hawaii What: Maui's 3rd Annual Veganfest
      When: November 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
      Where: Kahului Community Center, 275 Uhu St.
      Info: 808-964-3463

      With lectures on vegan health and nutrition by holistic physicians,
      soothing meditation music, vegan food samples from companies like
      Vitasoy and Tofurky, organic fruits and vegetables grown by local
      farmers, live cooking demonstrations by Maui's famous chefs,
      educational literature, and an array of nonleather merchandise and
      cruelty-free cosmetics, this festival is all about promoting
      compassionate living and a healthy lifestyle.

      Portland, Maine What: Maine Animal Coalition's 3rd Annual Vegetarian
      Food Festival
      When: April 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
      Where: The Salt Gallery, 110 Exchange St.
      Info: 207-773-2215

      Speakers, catered vegan food, vegan product samples, educational
      displays, and a raffle are just some of the things awaiting you at
      this fun festival!

      Portland, Oregon What: VegFest 2007: A Compassionate Living Fair
      When: May 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
      Where: Reggie Benson High School, 546 N.E. 12th Ave.
      More Info: jill@...

      Sample a variety of different foods and peruse a mountain of animal-
      friendly merchandise and interesting exhibits while enjoying the
      entertainment, classes, workshops, cooking demos, and family

      San Francisco, California What: 8th Annual Award-Winning World
      Vegetarian Weekend Celebration
      When: September 29-30
      Where: Golden Gate Park
      Info: 415-273-5481

      Prepare to enjoy two full days of good fun, great food, and awesome
      entertainment. This impressive festival in the heart of Golden Gate
      Park features tons of top-notch speakers, an organic athlete
      conference, lots of international vegan foods to sample and buy, a
      host of healthy cooking demos, an eco-fashion show, a children's
      corner, and lively entertainment from around the world.

      Sarasota, Florida What: 14th Annual Vegetarian & Compassionate Living
      When: November 4, 12 noon-3:30 p.m.
      Where: Phillippi Estate Park Mansion, 5500 S. Tamiami Trl.
      Info: 941-924-2505

      Veggie burgers and veggie dogs with all the trimmings, salads,
      fruits, and free samples of vegetarian food prepared by local
      restaurants are just some of the many munchies on the menu. The
      festival also offers lots of live music, a raffle, and an array of
      cruelty-free vendors.

      Seattle, Washington What: Vegfest 2007
      When: March 24-25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
      Where: Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall
      Info: 206-706-2635

      Taste more than 500 free food samples, see cooking demos by chefs
      from across the country, hear the latest trends in nutrition from a
      variety of speakers, choose from a wide selection of animal-friendly
      books, and check out the free health screenings and face painting at
      this huge festival.

      Syracuse, New York What: Veg Fest '07
      When: August 25-26
      Where: Syracuse Inner Harbor
      More Info: info@...

      Benefiting the Community Animal Project—a nonprofit organization
      dedicated to helping animals and reducing their suffering—this two-
      day festival includes an adopt-a-thon and is packed full of speakers,
      musical entertainment, film screenings, and cruelty-free vendors.
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