Saturday, September 13, 2014

DC VegFest 2014 is Coming!

Mark your calendars for DC VegFest 2014! I get so excited around this time of the year because it means a whole day of veg fun is headed our way!  DC VegFest is the largest vegetarian celebration in the Nation's Capital and it'll be here next Saturday!

The other night, I had the privilege of attending the DC VegFest Media Party at which I got to meet and talk with vendors and sponsors whose products will be showcased at VegFest.  The party was held at Busboys and Poets and they were letting us try some of the newest vegan menu options like the sliders (a huge hit!), chikn' satay, and cucumber "tuna" canape. Yum! They will be a restaurant vendor at the event so be sure to stop by.

The raw vegan truffles from Joy Bliss Raw were AMAZING!

The fresh, raw juice from South Block Juice Co. was to LIVE for!

And the Vegan Treats chocolates were unbelievable.

Oh, and I couldn't possibly forget to mention the delicious Charm School Chocolate white chocolate bar!

DC VegFest will take place on Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. I've heard that people start lining up to get in at 9 a.m. to get one of the free goody bags (there are only 1,000!), which typically run out pretty early. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend this year's celebration. More than 100 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of products, services, and resources to help Washingtonians discover why eating a plant-based diet and choosing vegetarian foods is the best way to protect our health, the planet, and the animals.

What to do there:
  • Sample free delicious vegan food from vendors like Treeline cheese, Barefoot Bucha kombucha, Kate Bakes bars, and Sticky Fingers brownies
  • Learn from expert chefs hosting cooking demos
  • Hear from nationally renowned speakers 
  • Enjoy live performances from local musicians
  • Hit the restaurant vendors like Amsterdam Falafelshop, Bread & Brew, Vegetable Garden, and Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
  • Relax in the beer and wine garden
What to see there:
11:20 a.m.  John Schlimm: Welcome to the DC VegFest
11:30 a.m.  Dr. Betty Smith: Aging Agelessly, Running Long Distances Powered by Plants
12:00 p.m.  Erica Meier: Veg Eating on the Rise -- Standing up for Ourselves, the Planet, & Animals
12:25 p.m.  Bryant Terry: Afro Vegan -- cooking demo
1:15 p.m.    Robin Quivers: The Vegucation of Robin
1:50 p.m.    Joe Yonan: Eat Your Vegetables -- cooking demo
2:35 p.m.    Neal Barnard, MD: How to Kickstart Your Health
3:10 p.m.    Alexis Fox and Micah Risk: lighter cooking demo
4:00 p.m.    DC VegFest closing remarks

Get there early! I hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, September 20
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Yards Park in DC

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