Tuesday, September 18, 2012

DC VegFest Moves to Yards Park

Vegan Treats at 2011 DC VegFest. Hopefully they return. (Photo: Compassion Over Killing)
The DC VegFest is this Saturday; and it is moving across town. The annual event, organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of DC, celebrates all that is to be vegetarian in the District. Last year's event was held at George Washington University and drew over 6,000 people. This year, the organizers are going big and have moved the event to Yards Park, one of my favorite DC outdoor spaces!

The 2012 VegFest will include more than 100 exhibitors, the return of the cupcake eating contest and yes, a beer and wine garden (!!!). Of course there will crazy food samples and food for sale (I'm hoping for the return of Pennsylvania's Vegan Treats). The known vendors include DC's Sticky Fingers, Everlasting Life Cafe and Bread & Brew, among others.

Yards Park is located 300 Water St SE, just a few blocks from the Navy Yard Metro station and Nationals Park. The fun starts at 11:00AM this Saturday and continues until 6:00PM. FREE and happens rain or shine. Come early if you can; the first 1,000 attendees will get a reusable DC VegFest bag with goodies inside. I can't come early : / but will be there midday. See you!