If you are anywhere even kind of close to Washington DC tomorrow, Saturday September 22nd, you must set a clear course for the DC VegFest. It is an event like none other. Seriously, it will inspire you, move you and of course, feed you. Really, really feed you. Maybe you should skip dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow, so you are prepared for the eating you will want to do.
We attended last year for the first time and the experience was head-spinning. (You can see the post/photos from last year’s event here.) There were so many options of things to eat, it was overwhelming.
The DC VegFest is at a different location this year, Yards Park, and will have more than 100 vendors, as well as some impressive speakers, including cookbook author Terry Hope Romero ( Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World, anyone?), Dr. Michael Greger from the HSUS and author Afya Ibomu (Vegan Soulfood Guide to the Galaxy). And don’t forget DC’s own vegan royalty – Doran Peterson from Stickyfingers! She’ll be there too, signing books and giving a talk.
Oh – and new this year is a beer/wine garden and a special tent for children with games, face-painting, storytelling and gluten-free/nut-free/vegan cookies! You can still bring your well-behaved dog along, just like last year. In fact, there will be doggie rest stations with water and vegan pooch biscuits. Love it.
You can attend for FREE and the first 1000 people in the gate get FREE goodie bags. It will be from 11am to 6pm at the Yards Park. Directions by Metro, bus and car are available on the website, as well as a list of vendors and schedule of speakers. They also have a handy FAQ you should check out as well, before you pack your appetite and hop on the metro. Be sure to bring cash – you don’t want to waste time standing in line at the ATM. After all, many vendors sold out last year!
See you there!