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2nd Annual Vegan Fall Fest and Picnic

Join us at Camp Pollock, a beautiful 11-acre spread w/a historic 1924 stone lodge, just two miles north of Downtown, for a day full of 

• vegan food (Green Boheme & Capitol Garage on site, brownies donated by The Plum, baked goods donated by Pushkin's),

• music w/ Zane Miller & friends

• speakers and presentations:  

Jack Norris, R.D. & founder of Vegan Outreach

Michael Budkie, co-founder & executive director of Stop Animal Exploitation Now!

Toni Okamoto: speaking on behalf of Animal Place & Plant-Based on a Budget 

Katie Cantrell: Factory Farmed Animals Coalition

Kayle Martin: "Cowgirls and Collard Greens"; cancer survivor

Jed Soliz: co-organizer Team Veg Sacramento

Julie Serences: Saving our Bee Population 

Angelique Miller: food demos and kid's activities

• arts and crafts

• adult and kids’ activities, 

• games, 

• yoga, 

• info booths and demos, including Solar Cooking by Ilsa Hess

• community vendors,

• another March of the Vegetables,

… and lots more! 

Bring your own picnic fare (vegan [no animal products] only, please!) or you may purchase food at the event. Bring your friends and family! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED—Help us make this celebration of all things vegan a success! Sign up here or at [masked] for 1- or 2-hour tabling shifts. It's fun, and don't worry, you won't be tabling alone. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS (partial list): 

Michael Budkie, AHT, co-founder and Executive Director of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN), which works exclusively on the animal experimentation issue by successfully terminating research projects, forcing the USDA to take legal action against laboratories, and coordinating release of animals into sanctuaries.   

Jack Norris, RD, vegan dietitian and co-author of Vegan for Life, is a nutrition expert who can help answer your questions about vegan health. Jack is also founder of Vegan Outreach, a grass-roots vegan advocacy and awareness organization that focuses on reaching out to college campuses throughout the United States and promoting informed, ethical eating to reduce the suffering of farmed animals.

Animal Place Farmed Animal Sanctuary, Solar Cookers International, Xerces Society, are just a few of the other fine groups that will be represented. Booths are still available!

Music: Zane Miller & Friends

Tickets: $5/adults;   • $3 seniors/students/low income; 
• $1 children and disabled;   • free under 6 years old

Get your tickets, or sign up for a booth at

Co-sponsors: Sacramento Vegetarian Society ( and Sacramento Vegan Challenge (, with generous support from the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op and Save the American River Association 

Contact: [masked]

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  • Ilsa

    I had a wonderful time! So nice to see so many new faces! Looking forward to next year!!!

    October 22, 2013

  • Mark L.

    What a wonderful day! Great location! Thank you Glenn, Bethany and Mary for organizing.

    2 · October 20, 2013

    • Bethany D.

      Thank you for your help, Mark!!! (:

      October 20, 2013

  • Jill of i.

    Thanks for a fun day of connectig with others and thanks also to everyone that stopped by and grabbed a WellBEing Resource - enjoy :)

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Janet T

    Great work organizing, Bethany and Glenn!

    2 · October 19, 2013

    • Bethany D.

      Thank you, Janet! Having so many enthusiastic friends there from our vegan community makes it worth it!!! (:

      1 · October 20, 2013

    • Bethany D.

      **WELL worth it!!! (:

      October 20, 2013

  • Debby

    This was my first experience at Camp Pollock. What a great place for a picnic! The speakers had good information to share, there were booths representing a large variety of organic, vegan related topics such as agriculture, animal
    rights, changing lifestyles and self-sufficiency. The nurses from Kaiser that offered free blood pressure screenings were lovely and the free reusable shopping bags were a hit. Thank you for allowing us to be part of the event. And thanks to everyone who purchased a rattle or a ThunderGourd.

    3 · October 19, 2013

    • Debby

      It was nice to meet you both as well!

      October 20, 2013

    • Bethany D.

      Thank you for being there, Debby! So glad it was a successful event for everyone. (:

      October 20, 2013

  • Elio L.

    It was a nice event. It is always nice to see some familiar faces and also some new ones. Since much, if not most of my world exists in the non-vegan realm, I do appreciate touching base with like-minded people and I see it as somewhat of a celebration of who we are and the decisions we make every day.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • cres v.
    Michael Budkie from SAEN spoke today at the Fall Fest. Tonight the Bee is featuring animal torture at UC Davis based on information Michael provided....please, if you care about animals, try to attend a news conference and rally at UC Davis' Primate Center Sunday/tomorrow, 12 Noon (Hutchison Road and Pedrick Road-take I-80 West to Hwy 113 to the first exit, turn off on Hutchison Road and then head west for about a mile.

    2 · October 19, 2013

  • Vladislavic

    I'm a low income person so I have to figure out how I'm getting the money for one more person

    October 19, 2013

  • Deborah

    Can you buy tickets at the event or only online prior?

    October 16, 2013

  • shannon k.

    i would like to volunteer!!

    October 14, 2013

    • Bethany D.

      Hi, Shannon! So, we'll see you there: find us, and we'll set you up to help! (:

      October 18, 2013

  • Debby

    Gourd rattles will be one of the craft events offered for a small fee to cover costs ($3.00). Everyone from 1 - 100+ is welcome to participate.
    Bring a song to share.......

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Tina M.

    I will have a Mercy for Animals table at this event. We just registered. Lots of free literature and a petition to ask Wal-Mart to stop using gestation crates. Hope everyone can stop by.

    1 · October 14, 2013

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