For all my vegetarian, vegan, health-conscious, animal-loving and open-minded readers, check out this event this weekend. I love events that promote awareness, and good causes. Great food comes in all sorts of forms, even if it doesn't contain animal products.!
DC VegFest 2010: Washington, D.C.’s Largest Free Vegetarian Celebration
WHAT: Try free food samples, hear from dynamic speakers, explore meat-free cuisine from some of the region’s best restaurants, attend cooking demonstrations, visit dozens of educational booths, shop from several different commercial vendors, and much more.
WHERE: University Yard at George Washington Univ. (2000 block of H. St., NW) in Washington D.C.
METRO: Four blocks from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro station (orange and blue lines)
WHEN: Sat., Sept. 11, from noon to 6:00 pm (rain date is Sun., Sept 12)
The DC VegFest, co-organized by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organizations Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C., will feature more than 50 different exhibitors as well as speakers including:
-Celebrity Chef Tal Ronnen, author of New York Times bestseller The Conscious Cook
-Miss D.C. Mackenzie Green, winner of the 2010 Miss District of Columbia pageant
-Robert Cheeke, champion vegan bodybuilder
-Tracye McQuirter, M.P.H., public health nutritionist and author, By Any Greens Necessary
-Colman McCarthy, former Washington Post columnist journalist, professor and author.
-Wendy Rieger, NBC4-DC news anchor
The first 400 visitors will receive a free commemorative tote bag filled with food samples, coupons, and information about vegetarian eating.