The East Coast’s largest vegan festival features plant-based food samples, 120 different vendors, cooking demos and entertainment
DC VegFest, the popular annual celebration of plant-based living, happens this Sunday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Nationals Park. Returning for its 11th year, the event is free and open to everyone. The event is hosted with the purpose of promoting a plant-based diet. This year features a VIP opportunity where event-goers can mingle with speakers and chefs, tickets are available here for the VIP experience. At the same link, there are also tickets that get you a vegan treats-filled tote. Event organizers expect a crowd and anticipate over 20,000 attendees.
This year the event will feature vegan food served by dozens of vendors including Vegan Treats, Amsterdam Falafelshop, Brewing Good Coffee, Bakeshop DC, Ben & Jerry’s, and YogiDog. Over 100 nonprofit and commercial exhibitors will set up shop for the day including Mom’s Organic Market, Dr. Bronner’s, A Well-Fed World, Roots Market, Barnard Medical Center and TryVeg.com. For a complete list of vendors, go here.
The main stage will feature DC comedian and emcee Sean Savoy, vegan cooking demonstrations and educational speakers. There activities for families with “The Kid’s Zone” featuring a built-in playground, and activities like face painting and an interactive cartooning demonstration.
Added bonus? Dogs are welcome.