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DC VegFest 2014 Success: 15,000 People Strong & Growing!

Posted on Sep 25, 2014

DC VegFest 2014 Success: 15,000 People Strong & Growing!

“Thanks for being the best festival ever!” Wow! We’re blown away by the amazing attendance and tremendously positive feedback that continues to pour in!  Thank YOU for helping us make this year’s DC VegFest a smashing success. With a bigger location at Yard’s Park, came a bigger crowd of about 15,000 people ranging from vegans and vegetarians to those just curious to see what all the fun is about. “I can’t believe the amount of people in attendance!” This year’s main stage was beaming with speakers who inspired the crowd with... Read more


Food, Glorious Vegan Food: Bring Your Appetite to the DC VegFest!

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

Food, Glorious Vegan Food: Bring Your Appetite to the DC VegFest!

Get ready: This year’s celebration is sure to dazzle your palate! In addition to tons of FREE FOOD SAMPLES from some of favorite companies, including Tofurky, So Delicious, and Nature’s Path, we’ve got more than 2 dozen restaurant vendors dedicated to dishing out delicious vegan cuisine. There’s one surefire way to guarantee a great day at this annual vegetarian celebration: Come Hungry! In fact, you’d better bring your appetite and a few extra hands to help carry stuff home. Here’s a brief overview to help you start planning your day: Local... Read more


Want a FREE 2014 DC VegFest Bag Already Loaded with Awesome Stuff?

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

Want a FREE 2014 DC VegFest Bag Already Loaded with Awesome Stuff?

Everyone loves free stuff, right? That’s why you should get to the DC VegFest on time (or early) to get in line: The first 1,000 attendees will take home a free 2014 DC VegFest commemorative bag filled with lots of SWAG. These limited edition bags are bursting with samples from Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, The Vegg (baking mix), Nibmor Chocolate, Beanfields, Kelapo, Larabar, 2 Armadillos, Nature’s Path and more. Plus, there are product coupons and other free items from our sponsors. We’re giving these bags away at the Main Info booth (under the... Read more


Four-Legged Friends Rejoice: We’re Unleashing Our New Barking Lot!

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

Four-Legged Friends Rejoice: We’re Unleashing Our New Barking Lot!

One of our goals at the DC VegFest is to create a family-friendly event that has something fun for everyone, including our furry four-legged friends. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new Barking Lot! Our first-ever Barking Lot will offer a festive spot for your canine companions to lap up some water (and some love), make a new friends, and grab a quick snack before going back out to enjoy the rest of the festival. This shaded area will have kiddie pools, toys, some extra leashes, doggie bags, and food provided by our very special... Read more


What’s a Kid To Do? We’ve Got Plenty of Veggie Fun to Go Around!

Posted on Sep 9, 2014

What’s a Kid To Do? We’ve Got Plenty of Veggie Fun to Go Around!

Music, yoga, games, cruelty-free cupcakes, repeat. Sound like your dream day? Ours, too! That’s why we’re expanding our popular Kid’s Area at the 2014 DC VegFest: to make dreams come true! Whether you want to sing, dance, bend, or cook – we’ve got something for YOU! Face painting? We got that. Fingers puppets? Of course! Tattoos? If you’re talking about the temporary kind, then thumbs up! Plus games galore and lots lots more. Starting at 11am, join us throughout the day in the Kid’s Area for a little something we like to call F-U-N. Are you... Read more


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

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

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

To be without food is an unimaginable hardship for any of us. Yet one in eight households in the DC-Metro area struggles with hunger every day. Thankfully, there are many wonderful organizations working hard to change this, and the DC VegFest is excited to partner with one of them for this year’s event: Nourish Now!   Together, our goal is to help raise awareness about food insecurity while also bringing healthy vegetarian food to families in need. We’re doing this in two ways:   The DC VegFest is hosting a vegan food drive! Last... Read more


Exhibitors: Early Bird Deadline is July 25!

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

Exhibitors: Early Bird Deadline is July 25!

There’s just over a week left before DC VegFest Early Bird Registration closes! We have over 60 exhibitors signed up – including Vegan Treats, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, and the Humane Society of the United States – and less than 50 spots left! This all-vegan event is an annual celebration in our nation’s capital, and each year it has grown larger and better than the year before. With more than 10,000 attendees in 2013, your participation this year will expose your company to thousands of interested and enthusiastic people in the... Read more


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


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.