DC VegFest Blog


FREE, Fun, Food: DC VegFest 2016!


Where can you find free samples of delicious food, dynamic celebrity speakers, more than 115 vendors and non-profits, live music, cooking demonstrations, fun kids’ activities, a barking lot for dogs — and so much more? DC’s Yards Park is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 24, as more than 20,000 people gather to celebrate DC VegFest 2016!

The first 1,000 people who enter will be handed a free, fully loaded commemorative tote bag, full of food, products, and free offers. (Too excited to stand in line? Reserve YOUR DC VegFest tote today, fully loaded with goodies from our sponsors.)

Join DC VegFest Emcee Jane Velez-Mitchell, and enjoy talks from influential and exciting speakers, including race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Munter; TV host and public speaker Marco Antonio Regil; award-winning vegan bodybuilder Torre Washington; Plant-Based Foods Association consultant Elizabeth Kucinich; Dr. Stephen Neabore & Emily Kasmar, M.S. of Barnard Medical Center; and more! Bring your books along to get signed following talks by scientist Jonathan Balcombe (author of What a Fish Knows) and Tracye McQuirter (author of By Any Greens Necessary).

See chefs in action with cooking demos by Dustin Harder, host of popular web series “The Vegan Roadie,” and Naijha Wright and Greg Brown of Baltimore’s The Land of Kush. Enjoy live tunes by Buntopia, Steven Gellman and Norm Hogeland at the Music Tent.

There is something delicious for everyone at DC VegFest; check it out for yourself! Treeline Cheese, Daiya, Tofurky, Ben & Jerry’s, and others will be offering free vegan food samples. Restaurant and food vendors include Busboys and Poets, Roots Market, HipCityVeg, Woodlands Vegan Bistro, Brewing Good Coffee Co., and many more.

Bring your sweet tooth because Vegan Treats will be joining us again, and you can enter for your chance to WIN a Golden Ticket and skip the long line!

All food served at the festival is 100% vegan, and the presence of non-vegan companies at DC VegFest shows how simple it is to eat plant-based in the district (and nationwide( with an ever-growing number of options.

Browse booths by A Well-Fed World, Vegetarian Society of DC, Humane Society of the United States,  Dr. Bronner’s, The Stanford Inn by the Sea, VegFund, and many more of your favorite businesses and non-profit organizations. Check out our complete list of exhibitors and sponsors!

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