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St. Louis Gets Its First-Ever Vegan Food Festival This August

St. Louis is getting ready to host its first ever vegan food festival! The St. Louis VegFest will begin on August 4th at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.
The event is expected to see over 3,000 to 5,000 visitors and it will be totally free of charge. The vegan celebration will include vegan chefs, physicians, and cookbook authors as speakers for main events that will be on every hour from 11am to 5pm. There will also be a showcase of cooking demos and more than 60 vendors that will offer vegan clothing, food, cosmetics, and art.

Other great activities include face painting for kids, yoga, massages, and even a ventriloquist. The event is also set to be a great opportunity to learn more about local volunteer and activist groups so visitors can learn more about the causes they support.
This incredible event was organized by the St. Louis Animal Rights Team. According to River Front Times, Sasha Monik, one of the lead organizers, talked about the organization’s excitement over hosting an all-vegan festival in the Midwest. “It is a one-day, family-friendly event that will show all the aspects of a vegan lifestyle,” she says. “A carnival, but veganized,” said Monik.
The vendors that will be featured are mainly local vegan and vegetarian businesses, like Confluence Kombucha, Seedz Cafe, Frida’s, and more. Meanwhile, sponsors such as local restaurant Bombay Food Junkies, Lush Cosmetics, and Carol House Furniture will also be involved with the event.
“St. Louis VegFest underlines the many benefits and flavors of plant-based eating and shows how easy and delicious it is to choose healthier, more sustainable, and compassionate foods,” said the St. Louis Animal Rights Team in a press release. “With an estimated 140,000 vegetarians and vegans living in the greater St. Louis area, we expect this event to be a rousing success,” it noted.
Families will be more than welcome to come with their children and pets since the event is going to be suitable for all ages. Another important aspect is its inclusivity since the organizers wish to welcome everybody, not only vegans or vegetarians. “Vegans can have a potluck in the park whenever we want,” said Monik. “This is for everyone.”
For more information, people can check the event page on Facebook to learn more info about the vendors and sponsors that will be at this great vegan event.


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