International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2015

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There are vegetarian and vegan festivals in many countries. Now you can visit a new town or country, enjoy every meal, make new friends, and have a fantastic time! (last updated 7 September 2015)

5th Vegan Fest, Bologna, Italy, 12-15 September 2015

Saturday-Tuesday at SANA (Salona Internazionale del Biologico e del Naturale. The biggest indoor vegan festival in Europe last year attracted 43,000 visitors. and

Hull Vegan Festival, East Yorkshire, England, 19 September 2015

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at The Mercure Royal Hotel, next to the train station. Vegan food and drink, live entertainment, kids corner. Facebook Hull Vegan Festival

5th Norwich Veggie Fayre 2015, Norwich, England, 19 September 2015

Saturday 11.00-16.00 at Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.

5th Brazilian Vegetarian Congress, Recife, Brazil, 23 September 2015

Thursday to Sunday, in Portuguese, but there will be English-speaking people there including eminent animal rights philosopher Prof Tom Regan. (Portuguese)

Herbivore Festival, Yucaipa, California, USA, 4 October 2015

Sunday 12.00-17.00 at Crafton Hills College, 11711 Sand Canyon Rd., Yucaipa, CA 92399. (east of L.A.) Vegan festival. Free entry. With lectures from doctors, authors, cooking demos, fitness activities, musical and art performances, activities for children and lots of plant-based, cruelty free vendors. Speakers include Dr Hans Diehl. and Facebook Herbivore Festival

7th Chicago VeganMania, USA, 10 October 2015

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway.

VegFest London, England, 10-11 October 2015

Saturday and Sunday at Olympia, Hammersmith Road W14 8UX. The biggest vegan festival in Europe, 200 stands, celebrity speakers including Gary Francione and Melanie Joy, caterers. Vegetarian Guides will have a stand.

15th Veggie Pride Paris, France, 10-11 October 2015

The best weekend of the year to visit a new country. Vegetarians and vegans march through the centre of the city Saturday afternoon, followed by activities including information and food stands, talks, music, etc. After Pride dinner and dancing in the evening. Sunday workshops on animal ethics. and (French)
and plan your travel, accommodation and where to eat vegan with - Vegetarian Paris guidebook and ebook

Northern Vegan Festival, Manchester, England, 17 October 2015

Saturday 10.00-18.00 in the city centre for a much bigger 4 venue version of the 2013 festival. At Sachas Hotel, Tib Street M4 1SH with 94 stalls, talks, cookery demos, speed meeting, speed dating, musicians. Also at the Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham Street M1 1JQ behind the hotel with 57 stalls. And at V Revolution Vegan Cafe at 88 Oldham Street M4 1LF with films all day (note the cafe may be moving to premises nearby). And until 3am at the Thirsty Scholar vegetarian pub, 50 New Wakefield Street M1 5NP with a vegan beer and cider festival. and Facebook Northern Vegan Festival

Hong Kong VegFest, 21 Oct 2015

Wednesday 10.00-117.00 at Hong Kong Adventist Academy, 111 Clear Water Bay Road. Free admission. Over 70 stands, speakers, fun and games for kids, vegan pet food, vegan food and healthcare products, raw vegan culinary institute, restaurant booths, environmental and humane education, movies screening, live music and entertainment.

Kent Vegan Festival, Canterbury, England, 24 October 2015

Saturday 11.00-16.00 St Peters Methodist Church, St Peter's Street CT1 2BE.

West Midlands Vegan Festival, Birmingham, England, 24-25 October 2015

Sat-Sun at The Wolves Civic, North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ. Gigantic vegan festival on the edge of Birmingham, home of the Vegan Society, in the centre of England.

Cheltenham Vegan Fair, Gloucestershire, England, 31 October 2015

Saturday 10.00-16.00 St Andrews Church, Montpellier Street GL50 1SP.

Vegan Futures Festival, London, England, 7 November 2015

Saturday 11.00-18.00 at Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London E3 2PA. A new one-day festival Talks and workshops presenters include professional athlete Timothy Shieff, filmmaker Claira Hermet, founder of Veganuary Matthew Glover and Jane Land, ultra endurance athlete Liz Goodchild, actor Gregg Lowe (X-Men), Viva! CEO Juliet Gellatley, TeenVGN, Charlie Phillips from The Guardian. Tickets £31.35 until 7 Nov then £35.47.

Tampa Bay Veg Fest, Florida, USA, 7 November 2015

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park in downtown Tampa on the beautiful Hillsborough River. Free event. Food vendors, speakers, cooking demos, live music, children's area, pet adoptions, free food samples, films and more.

Dorchester Vegan Fair, Dorset, England, 7 November 2015

Saturday 10.30-15.30 at the Corn Exchange, High Street East DT1 1JF.

Northamptonshires Vegan Fayre, England, 8 November 2015

Sunday 12.00-16.00 at Pine Tree Farm, London Road, Little Irchester NN8 2EH.

North East Vegan Festival (NEVFest), Sunderland, England, 15 November 2015

Sunday 10.30-17.00 at Stadium of Light (Sunderland Football Club ground) SR5 1SU. Over 100 stalls, A separate craft fair, cookery demos, live music, talks/workshops, free samples, children's activities. and

Animal Aid South West Christmas Without Cruelty Festival, Exeter, Devon, England, 21 November 2015

Saturday 10.00-16.15 at the Corn Exchange, Market Street, EX1 1BU.

WinterFest, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 22 November 2015

Sunday 11.00-17.00 at Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow LS1 3AD. A huge new indoor vegan, ethical Christmas market in the city centre.

Cambridge Vegan Fair, England, 28 November 2015

Saturday 12.00-16.00 at St. Paul's, Hills Road CB2 1JP

VegFest Scotland, 5-6 December 2015

Sat-Sun at Hall 3, SECC, Glasgow G3 8YW. 120 stalls, vegan food village, health summit activists summit, hemp expo, talks on nutrition and health, lifestyle and campaigns, cookery demos, kids area. Admission £8, advance tickets £5, buy one get one free until 15 Nov, buy one get one half price until 3 Dec, under-16 free. and

Cornwall Vegan Festival, Turo, England, 5 December 2015

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at the Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL. Cookery demonstrations, speakers, films, craft demonstrations, and stalls supporting environmental sustainability, food, animal welfare, health and beauty, ethical living, biodiversity and organic growing.

Animal Aid Christmas Vegan, London, England, 6 December 2015

Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. (opposite High Street Kensington tube station) Campaign groups, ethical traders, vegan food. Almost 100 stalls selling vegan food, cakes, chocolates, Fairtrade crafts and jewellery, cosmetics, recycled goods, environmentally friendly clothing, non-leather boots and shoes, seasonal cards and gifts. Celebrity auction, talks, videos, fun events for all the family. and Facebook Animal Aid Christmas Fayre

Swansea Vegfest Christmas Market, Wales, 12 December 2015

Saturday 10.30-16.00 at National Waterfront Musuem, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD

VegFest Brighton, England, 27-28 February 2016

Saturday 11.00-19.00, Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Brighton Centre BN1 2GR. Vegetarian Guides will have a stand.

Calendar of vegan outreach events in the UK

compiled by Veggies Catering Campaign

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