DC VegFest is organized by Compassion Over Killing, a DC-based non-profit charity. Your support is needed to help this event grow even more. Please donate now.

Who Hosts the DC VegFest?

The DC VegFest aims to highlight how easy and delicious it is to choose vegetarian foods in and around the nation’s capital. Founded by the Vegetarian Society of DC in 1997 as VegFest DC, Compassion Over Killing is proud to continue hosting this free festival celebrating the city’s diverse palate for animal-friendly cuisine and the many benefits of a plant-based diet. Featuring speakers, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, dozens of exhibitors, commercial vendors, and area food vendors, the DC VegFest has something for everyone to enjoy!

If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer, please let us know!


COK-square-pig2Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC with a second office in Los Angeles. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK relies on a variety of strategies to expose cruelty to farmed animals and promote vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all animals.  Visit COK.net to learn more about campaigns to run pro-veg ads on HULU.com, persuade companies to offer more vegan options, and more.

Be sure to also check out VegDC.com, our popular online dining guide for a listing of veg-friendly restaurants in and around the nation’s capital. You can also request a free printed Vegetarian Guide to Washington, DC and Surrounding Areas.