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DC VegFest: 10,000 People Strong and Growing!

Posted on Oct 1, 2013

DC VegFest: 10,000 People Strong and Growing!

More than 10,000 people — including civil rights leader and US Congressman John Lewis — gathered at the beautiful waterfront Yards Park for the 2013 DC VegFest to celebrate vegan eating, enjoy engaging speakers and cooking demos, browse over 100 exhibitors or vendor shops, and of course, eat! “This event was excellent! There was energy, excitement and life in the air.” Before the event kicked off, well over 1,000 people were already lined up eager to get one of our limited edition DC VegFest commemorative bags, stuffed... Read more

DC VegFest is Tomorrow! Got Questions?

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

DC VegFest is Tomorrow! Got Questions?

We hope you’re as excited as we are for the 2013 DC VegFest! It kicks off in Yards Park at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 28. Got questions? We’ve got answers (well, we’ll try to answer all your questions)! Want to know how to get there? (we suggest the metro – Navy Yard station, be sure to check for any metro delays) Wondering if you can bring your dog? (yes, you can) Will vendors take credit cards? (some will, and there’s an ATM on site) What happens if it rains? (we’re pretty sure it won’t, and the event is rain or shine!) What vegan food will be... Read more

What to bring to the DC VegFest: Your Appetite!

Posted on Sep 26, 2013

What to bring to the DC VegFest: Your Appetite!

Get ready to eat: this year’s DC VegFest aims to please every palate with a variety of vendors and free samples! Bring your appetite — and some friends to help you carry some of the goods home with you. Just to name a few sampling spots: Veggie meat favorites Field Roast, Tofurky, and Beyond Meat will be dishing out delicious samples of their protein-packed veggie meats. Want to try the all-vegan Treeline Cheese? Stop by their booth for samples (and sales!). Hampton Creek Foods will also be serving up potato salad samples made... Read more

Want a free DC VegFest bag loaded with cool stuff?

Posted on Sep 25, 2013

Of course you do! So be sure to get to the DC VegFest on time because only the first 1,000 attendees will get a chance to take home a free 2013 DC VegFest commemorative bag filled with lots of SWAG! These bags are bursting with samples from Dr. Bronner’s, Michele’s Granola, LaraBar, Beanfields, Food Should Taste Good, Eden’s Organic, Vianna, and so much more including product coupons. Hurry! We’re giving the bags away at the DC VegFest INFO booth (at the entrance to venue) — starting at 11am — on a first come, first serve basis.... Read more

Our First Veggie Obstacle Course: Are you and your friends ready for the challenge?

Posted on Sep 24, 2013

If you’re feeling energized and want to show-off your DC VegFest plant-based power, we’ve got the event for you: new this year, we’re featuring a veggie obstacle course! Open to everyone regardless of your athletic prowess (limited spots are available though), competitors will put their fruit-peeling and cupcake-eating skills to the test. How does it work? The course allows four contestants to compete at one time. We’ll run 3 heats, for a total of 12 contestants. The best part? The winner (whoever finishes fastest) in each heat will receive... Read more

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

Posted on Sep 16, 2013

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”... Read more

Help Us Fight Hunger: DC VegFest is Hosting a Vegan Food Drive!

Posted on Sep 10, 2013

One in eight households in Washington, DC struggles with hunger, and DC has one of the worst hunger rates in the nation for families with kids being unable to afford enough food — staggering statistics that many wonderful organizations are trying to change. This year, the DC VegFest has partnered with one of these groups, the Capital Area Food Bank, to help raise awareness and bring healthy vegetarian food to some of these families — through our first-ever DC VegFest Food Drive! Through the food drive, we hope to bring vegetarian... Read more

The DC VegFest is Sure to Please Every Palate!

Posted on Sep 5, 2013

The DC VegFest is Sure to Please Every Palate!

If it’s true that the fastest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, then attendees of the 2013 DC VegFest should prepare to fall in love on September 28. With nearly 20 restaurants and food trucks selling their mouthwatering vegan fare, as well as a wide variety of vegan food companies offering free samples, the DC VegFest is a veritable hot spot of delicious plant-based treats. DC VegFest visitors will find food vendors that suit every taste preference. Indeed, the festival boasts vegan bakeries, gourmet pizza, amazing falafel,... Read more

Something for Everyone at the DC VegFest!

Posted on Aug 19, 2013

Something for Everyone at the DC VegFest!

We’re excited to present the 2013 DC VegFest, and between the phenomenal vegan food, impressive speakers lineup, and a wide variety of animal-, environmental-, and health-related businesses displaying their products and services, you won’t want to miss this fun event! In addition to a hefty appetite, festival attendees should bring their friends, family, kids, and four-legged friends to take full advantage of what the 2013 DC VegFest has to offer. While adults are welcome to enjoy Bread & Brew’s beer and wine garden,... Read more

Exhibitor Highlight: Hampton Creek Foods

Posted on Jul 24, 2013

Among the lineup of impressive speakers at the 2013 DC VegFest is Josh Tetrick, CEO of the groundbreaking company Hampton Creek Foods. Named by Bill Gates as one of three companies shaping the future of food, Hampton Creek Foods specializes in the development of plant-based egg ingredients intended for use by commercial food companies. Considering that manufacturers of commercial baked goods, salad dressings, mayonnaise, and pastas use 30 percent of the eggs produced in America, Hampton Creek Foods has the potential to truly transform our... Read more

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.