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DC VegFest 2018 will be taking place on September 15th!

Compassion Over Killing is proud to host the annual DC VegFest in the nation’s capital – the largest vegan gathering on the east coast! Each year tens of thousands attend DC VegFest, including vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike (all are welcome!).

DC VegFest is a free event and features over one hundred vendors, celeb speakers, cooking demos, a kids zone, and more!

DC VegFest takes place at the intersection of North Street SE and First St. SE in Washington, DC. Get directions and public transit info.

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Reasons to Attend

  • FREE admission
  • FREE food samples
  • The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons!
  • More than 120 vendors
  • Beer garden 🍺
  • Live music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Presentations from renowned authors and celebrities
  • More than 15,000 attendees
  • Kids’ activity area
  • Since this is an outdoor event, leashed dogs are welcome! We have a Barking Lot so dogs can have shade and a drink

Attendees Are

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