DC VegFest is organized by Compassion Over Killing, a DC-based non-profit charity. Your support is needed to keep this event free and help it grow even more. Please donate now.
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Compassion Over Killing is proud to host the DC VegFest, founded by the Vegetarian Society of DC in 1997 as VegFest DC. This annual FREE vegetarian festival aims to highlight how easy and delicious it is to choose vegetarian foods in and around the nation’s capital.

Where?: Outdoors at Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood: Festival Map. Need directions?

When?: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015 from 11 am to 6 pm – Rain or shine

Why? Reasons to attend DC VegFest:

  • FREE admission
  • FREE food samples
  • The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons!
  • More than 130 vendors
  • Beer garden
  • Live music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Presentations from renowned authors and celebrities
  • More than 15,000 attendees
  • Barking Lot so dogs can have shade and a drink
  • Kids’ activity area

Who? DC VegFest attendees are:

  • Curious about veg-eating
  • Shoppers interested in new companies and products
  • Foodies who want to taste what’s fresh and new
  • Health-conscious and fit
  • Committed to helping animals and the environment
  • Kids, parents, seniors, and students from across the DC Metro area and beyond!

Bring your friends and family–we’ve got something for everyone!