International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2013-14

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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 15 November 2013)

Spiritual and Cruelty Free Living Fayre Portsmouth, England, 17 November 2013

Sunday 10.30-17.30 at The Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HS. Admission £2. Stands include Alara Cereals, Arbonne, Biona-Amisa-RAW Health, Cats Protection, Compassion in World Farming, Earth and Nature, Forever Living Products, Wild Thyme Wholefoods, Friends of the Earth, Health Etcetera, Hunt Sabs, Kitchen Buddy Raw Foods, Merryhill Mushrooms, Purely Scrumptious, RSPB, Save the Harlan Beagles, Sea Shepherd.

Leicester Vegan Fair, Leicester, England, 23 November 2012

Saturday 10.30am - 3.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Queens Road. Stalls, food, talks and live music, plus a huge fenced garden for the kids to run around in. Facebook Leicester Vegan Fair 2013

3rd Compassionate Derby, Derby, England, 30 November 2013

Saturday 10.30-16.30 at St. Peters Church, St Peters Street, Derby, DE1 1NN. A popular vegan event in its third year now, offering a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, talks, workshops and cookery demos, free samples, local ethical businesses, campaigning groups and more. This year there will also be a benefit gig after the event in aid of Brinsley Animal Rescue: Pounds for Pigs and Monies for Bunnies. www.compassionatederby.com and Facebook Compassionate Derby

Shropshire Cruelty Free Christmas Fair, Shewsbury, England, 30 November 2013

Saturday 10.00 at Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AH. Stalls are all vegan and include cosmetics, food and gifts and there will be 2 cafes. There will also be a tombola with a large range of vegan food and drink. The first 100 adults through the door will receive a goody bags. These contain sweets, samples and savings. See the Facebook page to stay up to date with new stallholders and other giveaways. www.shropveg.org.uk/cfcf.html and facebook.com/groups/crueltyfreechristmasfair

Southwest Christmas without Cruelty Festival, Plymouth, England, 30 November 2013

Saturday 10.00-16.30 at Exeter Corn Exchange, George Street Exeter, EX1 1BU. Organised by Animal Aid. www.animalaid.org.uk

Christmas Vegan Fayre, London, England, 8 December 2013

Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. (opposite High Street Kensington tube station) Admission £2, children under 11 free. 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. Organised by Animal Aid. www.animalaid.org.uk

VegFest Brighton, England, 29-30 March 2014

brighton.vegfest.co.uk

Live A Better Life, Liverpool, England, 12 April 2013

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at St George's Hall. £1 entry, under-6 free. 120 stalls offering everything from food to natural beauty and healthy living to Fairtrade clothes. Vegan cookery demonstrations, film screenings, talks. www.liveabetterlife.org.uk and Facebook Live A Better Life Fair - Liverpool

Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, Leeds, England, 10 May 2014

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ. Over 100 stalls, free vegan food, cookery demonstrations, talks. www.yorkshireveganfestival.com and www.facebook.com/YorkshireVeganFestival

Manchester Vegan Fair, England, 17 May 2014

Saturday 11.00-17.00 at Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ. 50 stalls. Free vegan food. Films. Vegan speed dating. Vegan speed meeting. Children's activities. On Saturdays, trams run every 12 minutes from Manchester city centre to Chorlton, and take 15 minutes to get there. The venue is also 2 minutes walk from Chorlton bus station. For more information, please contact dan.graham47 (at) yahoo.com. veganorganic.net/events-2/manchester-vegan-fair

VegFest Bristol, England, 23-25 May 2014

vegfest.co.uk

14th London Vegan Festival, England, 17 August 2014

Sunday 11am to 8pm. Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. Festival of vegan food and products, a great day out. 70 stalls include all kinds of vegantastic hot and cold food, juice bar, The Vegan Society, Vegetarian Guides, vegan clothing and shoes, plus speakers and music. Entrance £2, under-12 free. www.vegancampaigns.org.uk/festival
See also Vegetarian London Guide

North-west Vegan Festival, Lancaster, England, 7 June 2014

Saturday 11.00-19.0 at Lancaster Town Hall. 100 stalls, vegan cafe, free vegan food, cookery demos, talks, vegan speed dating, vegan speed meeting, children's activities. Also 13.00-21.00 at the Gregson Community and Arts Centre, 33, Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 3PY, where there will be 25 stalls, vegan beer festival, films in a 26 seat cinema.

northwestveganfestival.co.uk and Facebook North West Vegan Festival

Northern Vegan Festival, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, 13 September 2014

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Admission £1, under-12 free. www.northernveganfestival.com and Facebook Northern Vegan Festival 2014

Calendar of vegan outreach events in the UK

compiled by Veggies Catering Campaign www.veggies.org.uk/arc.php?output=vegan

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