Veggie Fest 2011

We had really great time at Veggie Fest 2009 and Veggie Fest 2010. We hope to enjoy it even more this time! Veggie Fest organizers are very supportive to ChicagoVeg and we will be hosting a booth at the fest. Admission to the festival is free. There will be numerous veg-related vendors, speakers, food demos, music performances and other activities. For more info you can visit http://www.veggiefestchicago.org

While we setup the meetup at noon so it could be easier for everyone to meet each other next to our booth, we also invite whoever can not make it at this time to come at any other time to our booth to say Hi and to hang out with us. Also, if any of you are willing to help us at the booth please reply on the following message board with possible time of your availability: http://www.chicagoveg.org/messages/boards/thread/12590281 . Regardless if you can help just for an hour or for all day, your help will be greatly appreciated! It can be at any time during the festival which is from 11 AM to 8 PM on Aug. 13 (Sat.) and Aug. 14 (Sun.)

Check out our last year Veggie Fest photos: http://www.chicagoveg.org/photos/1018226

Looking forward to see you at the fest!

 

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  • Kimberly

    Had a great time at VeggieFest and helping out in our booth. Looking forward to next year! :)

    August 15, 2011

  • Fatenah I.

    Really enjoyed this event!

    August 14, 2011

  • Siri

    The fest was nice and the music was very good.

    August 14, 2011

  • Steve

    Best annual event of any kind! Well organized and fun. Thanks to all the volunteers!

    August 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first year attending Veggie Fest and I had a lot of fun...the food was
    de-----li--cious! Music was good and enjoyed the dancing!

    August 14, 2011

  • Nicole

    Great fun atmosphere to learn more about the benefits of vegetarianism. The music, food and lectures were very beneficial and all presented in a relaxed and fun environment. I will be at the event today (Sunday) as well. Come say hi, I am in the Food Demo Tent #1. Nicole

    August 14, 2011

  • Michael

    Thank you Vadim, I appreciate your passion!

    August 14, 2011

  • Michael

    The event was great and you guys have great energy, I just wanted to soak it in. Sad when I left because I realized most of these events are over an hour away. Would love if we could get some people to organize events in Elgin, Dundee, Algonquin. I would love to hear if there is any interest in the NW suburbs.

    August 14, 2011

  • Debra H

    good time good food
    great educ and booths
    nice group at our booth

    August 14, 2011

  • Gregory

    VeggieFest was Awesome! Great bands, amazing food, happy people, super lectures, cool demos. I'm going back again all day tomorrow!

    August 14, 2011

  • Vadim

    It was a great event! Thank you evereyone who were volunteering at our booth. It was a huge help!

    August 13, 2011

  • Vadim

    You are right, Natalie! In spite of occasion rain we gave out more promotional materials during one day today than we did during both days in the last year!
    We were giving out our Why Veg posters (http://files.meetup.com/265380/...­) for non-vegetarians and our ChicagoVeg posters (http://files.meetup.com/265380/...­) to veg*ns.
    Thank you for al your help and hope to see some of you tomorrow!

    1 · August 13, 2011

  • Natalie Patterson S.

    The rain didn't stop the Fest!

    August 13, 2011

  • Debra H

    vadim I offered to volunteer a while ago Sat non to 1 pls confirm debra h

    August 12, 2011

  • Vadim

    We expect some rain over the weekend (after all we live in Chicagoland!) The even will happen if rain or not. It will be food demos and other activities in the tents and hopefully we will still have enough fun regardless!

    August 12, 2011

  • Vadim

    We'll have some of ChicagoVeg T-shirts for sale to raise money in order to cover some of our expenses. We will also give out a limited number of these T-shirts to our volunteers who will be helping us for 3+ hours over the weekend as appreciation for their help. I am sorry that we are not in position to give it out to every volunteer. However, we truly appreciate if you can help us just for am hour or two. For those who are willing to help us: http://www.chicagoveg.org/board...­

    August 12, 2011

  • Kimberly

    Another great reason to come by the ChicagoVeg booth! Ste Martaen, local gourmet vegan cheese makers and Chicago Vegan Food Truck owners, have graciously donated some of their yummy vegan cheese to offer at our booth for sampling! While supplies last, so make sure you come on by for a free taste!

    1 · August 11, 2011

  • Vadim

    If any of you would like to help us in the booth, please follow instructions in the event description: please reply on the following message board thread with your time availability: http://www.chicagoveg.org/messa...­ .
    Everyone on the message board will be contacted before the event to confirm the availability and added to our schedule for booth coverage. Thank you!

    August 5, 2011

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