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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

New York, NY

March 14th-15th, 2015


The festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City's top vegetarian restaurants and food companies, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, and live entertainment and activities throughout the weekend.

Great American Meatout

locations around the USA

March 20, 2015


On (or around) March 20 the first day of spring, thousands of caring people in all 50 US states and two dozen other countries host informative and educational Meatout events. Activities include colorful 'lifestivals,' street theater, lectures, public dinners, feed-ins, cooking demos, food samplings, leafleting, information tables and more.

The occasion is Meatout, the world's largest and oldest annual grassroots diet education campaign. Every spring, thousands of Meatout supporters educate their communities and ask their friends, families, and neighbors to pledge to "kick the meat habit (at least for a day) and explore a vegan diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains."

Texas VegFest

Austin, TX

April 4th, 2015


Join us for the fourth Texas VegFest on Saturday April 4, 2015, from 11 AM to 6 PM. The festival will take place at beautiful Fiesta Gardens on Lady Bird Lake. Visit our vendor, speaker, sponsors, and event info tabs at the top of the page for more information. Entrance to the event is free to the public. Local and national sponsors and vendors, educational lectures, cooking demonstrations, community outreach, a featured nonprofit, youth activities, fantastic food, craft beer, and live music are just a few of the activities Texas VegFest offers for everyone to enjoy!

NOLA Veggie Fest

New Orleans, LA

May 9, 2015 / 11am-6pm
May 10, 2015 / 12pm-6pm


One of the largest annual vegetarian food and lifestyle festivals in North America! Find us this year on the beautiful green lawns of Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Bring your friends and family, bring your appetite and curiosity, bring your smiles and those dancing feet.

Richmond Vegetarian Festival

Richmond, VA

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 12-6pm


The Richmond Vegetarian Festival is a fun and free annual festival in Richmond, Virginia. It has been held every year since 2003 and is 100% organized by volunteers. One of Richmond's great outdoor summer festivals, it's a lot of fun no matter your interest or background - there's something for everyone! Lots of great vendors that showcase the resources available in the local area, a ton of great live music, speakers, food demonstrations, and of course some of the best food you'll ever taste. All for free - can't beat it for a fun summer day. Whether or not you're vegetarian - it's fun for everyone! Among the crowd of 10,000 to 12,000 that come out every year, the majority are non-vegetarians.

VegFest Colorado

Golden, CO

June 20 & 21, 2015


A 2 day health and environmental fair supporting a vegan lifestyle. This event features renowned speakers who speak on health, diet, compassion, and environmental issues. VegFest Colorado also features expert chefs who demonstrate how to prepare delicious healthful plant-based/vegan dishes. Additional activities include food sampling, restaurants, commercial & non-profit vendors, fun for the kids and more. Our primary purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of a plant-based lifestyle and to help build a supportive vegan community..

Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering

Check website shortly
before event

July 1-7th, (annual)


Come share the spirit of peace, love and truth in the Cathedral of Nature. This is an absolutely free and non-commercial event depending upon your participation and support. No money is exchanged except contributions given freely to the Magic Hat. Our bank council maintains open books for inspection. Bring truth, love and happiness. Bring large pots and pans, water containers, food-grade 5 gal. buckets, tarps and tents, and bulk food and organic produce for our communal KITCHENS. Bring your best friends. Bring instruments and make home grown MUSIC. Bring TOOLS such as shovels, picks, buckets, rope, hatchets, axes, hoedads (great for digging latrines!), etc. Bring your children and fun supplies, and prepare for shared, creative and magical CHILDCARE. Bring LARGE SHELTERS and tarps if you have them. Most of all, bring your SELF. We are a tribe of volunteers and the work in making each gathering happen and cleaning up afterward is shared by all of us. On paper, gatherings are vegetarian and the kitchens are supposed to serve vegan food, but occasionally some meals served at the festival are not vegetarian.

Vegetarian Summerfest

Johnstown, PA

July 8-12th 2015


This not-to be missed event on the picturesque 650-acre campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA is an extravaganza of lectures, common meals & networking with vegetarian activists. Features:

  • Animal rights and compassionate living Earth stewardship Exercise and fitness Opportunities to Meet Others of Like Mind (Hundreds of attendees - all ages) Social gatherings for everyone: singles, couples and families Great Natural-Food Vegan Meals (Prepared under the direction of award-winning chefs)
  • Many organic ingredients

Past presenters have included: Maribeth Abrams, George Eisman, RD, Michael Greger, MD, Vance Lehmkuhl, Howard Lyman, Milton Mills, MD., Victoria Moran, and Jo Stepaniak, MSed

Animal Rights National Conference

just outside
Washington DC

July 30 - Aug 2, 2015


This is our most attractive venue since we started hosting the conferences in 1981. The building has lots of sunlight, and we have the entire conference level. It adjoins a small lake and a botanical preserve with running trails. The 2008 program will offer a number of new features, including plenary presentations by prominent leaders of the consumer, environmental, and social justice movements, and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.

Veggie Fest 2015

Lisle, IL

August 15th, 2015
August 16th, 2015


One of the largest annual vegetarian food and lifestyle festivals in North America! Find us this year on the beautiful green lawns of Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Bring your friends and family, bring your appetite and curiosity, bring your smiles and those dancing feet.

American Vegan Society MOONGLOW GALA

Vineland NJ

Sunday Sept 27th


Featuring: Harvest Vegan Cuisine. Hors d'Oeuvres Social, Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction. Music by BluHipp and Doc Lou Giunta.

DC VegFest

Washington, DC

Sat, October 3rd, 2015


Compassion Over Killing is proud to host the annual DC VegFest in the nation's capital! This FREE vegan festival highlights the many benefits and flavors of plant-based eating. With over 130 vendors, a beer garden, live music, free samples, a barking lot for dogs, a kid's activity center, and cooking demos, we've got something for everyone! Plus the first 1,000 guests get a FREE tote bag packed with goodies. Be sure to get there early to get one.

World Veg Festival

San Francisco, CA

October 3rd-4th, 2015


Lectures, international cuisine, vegan cooking demos, vegan-friendly products and vendors, a children's corner, live entertainment and eco-fashion show. Annual.

Chicago VeganMania

Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Please join us at the 7th annual Chicago VeganMania on October 10, 2015! It's going to be the best one yet! Phenomenal speakers, cooking demos, panels and workshops, live music, dozens and dozens of compassionate vendors and the world's largest temporary vegan food court. :) We welcome everyone, vegan or otherwise.

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

Boston, MA

Sat, Oct. 24, 2015
Sun, Oct. 25, 2015


The annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is a full day of fun, good food, and learning! It brings together exhibitors of vegetarian natural foods from across the country and locally, offering free food sampling and "show special" discounts. It provides a welcoming environment in which to explore a wide variety of delicious, healthy, and readily available vegetarian foods.

The Festival is a resource for vegetarians and for anyone wanting to include a greater variety of healthy and delicious foods in their diets. Our past Festivals have each attracted thousands of attendees who come from all over the Northeast and beyond.

The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival has featured:

  • free food sampling grocery and natural foods store exhibits food manufacturers and produce exhibits cooking demonstrations by noted chefs top national speakers educational exhibits show discount shopping registered dietitian consultants children's activities restaurants
  • exhibitors of other products and services supporting a vegetarian way of life

6th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest

Tampa, FL

Saturday, November 7, 2015


The 6th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest,the Tampa Bay area's only vegetarian/vegan festival, will make its return Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Veg Fest will take place at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, in a beautiful setting on the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. The park is conveniently located across the street and to the south of the Amalie Arena. Parking is available in the adjacent South Regional Parking Garage, located at 301 Channelside Drive. Over 4,000 people attended last year's event, and this year's festival promises to be bigger and better. The event, presented by Florida Voices for Animals, will feature local restaurants with vegetarian and vegan food; Films, live music and entertainment; fun and games for kids; healthy-living and eco-friendly exhibitors; info on local nonprofits; animal adoptions; cooking demonstrations; and well-known national and local guest speakers.

Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival

Scottsdale, AZ

Jan 9-10th, 2016 10am-6pm


The 2nd annual Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival is fully vegan (no animal products anywhere). We want to show everyone how delicious, varied, and all-inclusive a cruelty-free lifestyle can be!

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