All You Need To Know About SA’s Biggest Vegan Festival

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Hold onto your seats and prepare yourselves for the return of South Australia’s BIGGEST plant-based event – Vegan Festival Adelaide on October 27 and 28.

The two-day festival has exponentially grown since its debut in 2007 with just 1000 attendees, to the massive 18,000 festival-goers in 2017. This year’s is bound to be even bigger and Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be maxed out with all things vegan.

This year the celebrations will commence with a poppin’ parade down King William Street by Vegan Australia embracing music and dance in a vibrant march to the venue to kick off the weekend.

Vegans and non-vegans alike are invited to enjoy a day in the sunshine (hopefully) and explore the 80+ market stalls providing a wonderful range of vegan products including delicious food of varying cuisines, drinks, apparel, and household cleaning.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there will also be cooking demonstrations, kids activities, live local musicians, and creative hands-on workshops. The festival encourages people of all ages to learn and discover, so bring the fam, bring your mates, and of course, your pets are welcome.

If last year’s food is anything to go by, we are ALL in for a scrumptious time this year. If you feel like lasagna, or perhaps suddenly crave a gozleme, or are in the mood for a sweet treat, the Vegan Festival has got you covered, all within a few steps to satisfy your tummy rumblies.

Trying and/or seeing the range of different vegan foods and products on offer will be sure to inspire your curiosity and challenge tradition, all while helping animals and lessening your environmental impact within a party atmosphere.

This year’s festival will feature world-renowned speaker and animal rights activist, James Aspey, as the MC, who continually leaves audiences questioning their choices and will surely give you a fresh perspective about the rapidly growing cruelty-free movement.

If you’re after some more inspiration, this year’s headline speakers include the CEO of Animal Liberation, Lynda Stoner, and Animal Rights Activist, Phillip Wollen, to share their wisdom and experience of defending animals. And if you’re after a musical feast for your ears, local musicians Renee Pounsette and local guitar legend Cal Williams Jr have got you covered.

Visitors can participate in activities such as bath bomb making with Lush!, join the Plant Powered Women workshop, and be part of the conversation of the Future of Plant Based Business with panellists Katrina Fox, who will be joined by leaders in vegan companies such as Seth Tibbott, founder of The Tofurky Company.

Join us for an ethical celebration and foreseeably the BIGGEST Vegan Festival yet. The full event programme for 2018 can be found here.

Date: Saturday 27th October, 10am – 9pm Sunday 28th October, 10am – 4pm.

Entry: $5 (Free for under 12s). Companion cardholders welcome 

Location: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Adelaide, SA

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