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Bring the Whole Family: Kids and Dogs Welcome at DC VegFest!

This annual celebration is just around the corner, so we wanted to share some exciting news highlighting that there’s something for everyone at the DC VegFest!

This year, by popular demand, we’re expanding upon our kids’ activity area. In addition to face-painting, temporary tattoos, and story-telling, we’re adding in some games, such as a bean bag toss.  And there’s also a water fountain in Yards Park where kids are encouraged to play!

Plus, we’re featuring a dedicated kids-area line-up of presenters to host our new “Ask a Vegan Mom” discussion lead by Lesley Parker Rollins, vegan mom to three happy and healthy children raised vegan since birth.  This will be an interactive opportunity to share tips, ask questions, and connect with other parents (or parents-to-be) who want to teach their children about the many benefits of choosing compassion.

How do you get your kids to eat more veggies? The extraordinary Doron Petersan – Cupcake Wars champion, Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats owner, and vegan mom – is hosting a cooking demo in the kids area to share her tips and tricks.

And be sure to bring your kids by for our new magic show, by magician Michael Worsham!  Don’t worry – there won’t be any rabbits jumping out of hats, but be prepared for a fun-filled afternoon.

doggy2See our online schedule for more details!

Four-legged friends (on leashes, please!) are also encouraged to partake in the VegFest festivities! They’ll enjoy several “R & R” stations offering water, treats, and clean-up bags and two vendors – Max & Ruffy’s and V-Dog – specializing in healthy and humane dog food and treats.

The beautiful Yards Park also provides a beautiful outdoor setting with a walking trail by the water and a fenced-in grassy area where dogs can run around off-leash.

Want to see more Yards Park features?  Visit http://www.yardspark.org/