VegFest brings “two days of fun, activism and food” to Kingston

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Billed as “two days of fun, activism and food – a fully zero-waste event, to boot!” the third annual VegFest comes to BSP with cooking demonstrations, music, screenings, speakers and dozens of holistic vendors in the daytime and a concert of music, art and poetry by vegan artists, called Kingston Animalia, on Saturday evening. Grown out of the desire to educate people about the environmental impact of their food choices, to end animal cruelty and to encourage plant-based, animal-friendly lifestyles, the Vegfest is a gathering place for food vendors, plant-based and innovative products, organizations working for change, animal rescues and advocates, educational speakers, films, environmentally friendly businesses and art.

Among this year’s celebrity chefs, authors and animal rights advocates giving talks, demos and presentations will be Kevin Archer of Zelda & Bramble, Marcus R. Efford-Singleton of the Global Vegan Café, Suin Park of Forward Roots, Omowale Adewale of Black Vegfest, Roberta Schiff of Hudson Valley Vegans, Sande Nosonowitz of Sundara Vegan and Patrick Battuello of Horseracing Wrongs. Visit the website at closer to the event date for the full schedule and ticketing info.

VegFest, Saturday/Sunday, October 19/20, BSP Kingston, 323 Wall St., Kingston,