Two years ago I visited the DC VegFest and had a great time visiting different vendors and tasting some delicious food! I was unable to go last year but am hoping to go this year if my morning work event doesn’t take too long!

Located in Yards Park, corner of N & 1st Sts SE, Washington, DC, there will be more than 125 exhibitors, partners, and sponsors that will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources to help Washingtonians discover the joys and benefits of plant-based eating — for our health, the planet and animals.

This year’s DC VegFest promises to be the biggest and best yet with more food vendors, a larger Barking Lot for dogs, a bigger Kid’s Area with a moon bounce, and inspiring, informative speakers including Gene Baur, from Farm Sanctuary, the award-winning chefs from Vedge restaurant, and vegan ultra athlete Rich Roll. The highly anticipated emcee is the award-winning television journalist and bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell.

“This year’s DC VegFest will be an action-packed plant-based celebration with even more delicious food vendors, free samples, dynamic speakers, an interactive kids’ area, live music and more,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Bring the whole family — including your furry four-legged friends — for a fun and festive day!”

VegFest attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Sample free delicious vegan cuisine
  • Learn from expert chefs hosting cooking demos
  • Meet adoptable animals from the Washington Humane Society
  • Hear from nationally renowned speakers (ASL interpreters will be on the main stage)
  • Enjoy live performances from local musicians
  • Participate in the Kids’ Activity Area featuring our popular “Ask a Vegan Family” panel and kid-friendly cooking demonstrations
  • Relax in the beer garden — sponsored by Busboys & Poets

Organized by Compassion Over Killing, the DC VegFest highlights the many benefits and flavors of vegetarian eating and shows how easy and delicious it is to choose healthier, more sustainable, and kinder foods. Attendees will enjoy free food samples along with nearly two dozen food vendors including Vegan Treats, Woodlands Vegan Bistro, Equinox Restaurant, Amsterdam Falafelshop, Vegetable Garden, Sticky Fingers and Fare Well.


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