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VegFest is Back at Byrd Park

Sep 01, 2021 07:00AM ● By Jessica Coffey

The 18th annual Richmond VegFest will be held from noon to 6 p.m., October 2—World Farm Animals Day AND Gandhi’s birthday—at the Carillon in Byrd Park. As always, there will be delicious vegetarian and vegan food, cooking demonstrations,  vendors, life-changing presentations and some of the most compassionate people in RVA. On-site animal adoptions provide an opportunity to possibly discover your new BFF.  Stop by and meet Dr. Joanne Kong, editor of Vegan Voices, a collection of essays launching the same week as the VegFest.

The main objective of this annual event is to educate the public about the many healthful and humane aspects of a vegan lifestyle. The VegFest is a combined effort of amazing local sponsors—Vegan Action, the Vegetarian Society of Richmond, My Vegan Sweet Tooth, Commonwealth Event Company, Hang Space and Natural Awakenings magazine, wonderful vendors and amazing volunteers.  

Admission is free. Currently vaccinated, leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, visit Take the 22-day pledge to go vegan today at