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Aug 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmDonation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sixth Annual Triangle Vegfest Set for August 17 and 18
Durham, NC – July 8, 2019 – On Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, 2019, the community will gather for two days of fun, food and festivities to celebrate a cruelty-free lifestyle, a cleaner environment and a healthier planet. The goal of the event is to educate the public about the benefits of adopting plant-based choices and to promote vegan-friendly businesses and organizations resources in the Triangle area and beyond.
Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy plant-based culinary delights, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways from vendors such as Sprouts, Taylor Street Sweets, Soul Cocina Triangle, and Peace of Soul Vegan Comfort Food, while enjoying music from DJ Ken and live performances from Tsunami Wave Riders and Neville’s Quarter. Over 60 vendors will bring a variety of animal-friendly wellness and beauty products, apparel, health services, educational resources and more. An up-to-date vendor list can be found on the event Facebook page or our website, www.trianglevegfest.com.
This year’s speaker lineup will span over both days and feature meat-free athlete and bodybuilder Korin Sutton, Dr. Milton Mills, Associate Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and a live podcast by The Bearded Vegans, Andy Tabar and Paul Steller. A live panel discussion will explore what it’s like to be a vegan female athlete; panelists include ultra-runner Dr. Betty H. Smith, Vegan bodybuilders Erin Fergus and Katya Gorbacheva, and local self-made athlete Brittany Sade.
The plant-based lifestyle has swelled in popularity worldwide for the past decade, and the trend is expected to continue. Several news outlets including Forbes and The Economist have hailed 2019 as “The Year of the Vegan.” The Millennial generation is leading the charge toward eco-friendly, healthy and compassionate choices. Vegan offerings are popping up on mainstream restaurant menus as public demand continues to grow.
Triangle Vegfest will take place, rain or shine, from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. Saturday will be at the Durham Arts Council, located at 120 Morris Street and Sunday will be at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, with our speakers being set up at the Durham Convention Center directly across the street from the Armory.
We request a $10 donation with half the funds raised going towards our presenting sponsor Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. For $35, you can Skip the Line and receive a goodie bag of samples, a t-shirt, and first entry to the venue at 11am. Children under 12 are admitted free. All are welcome to our events and no one is ever turned away. Festival-goers, please BYOB (Bring your own bags or bottles). Composting is encouraged and recycling bins will be available for non-compostable items. Free water, provided by Chef Joseph’s Alkaline Water, will also be available.
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