Bend VegFest 2014

VegNet Bend is pleased to announce the first annual Bend VegFest, a day-long celebration to promote compassionate living with plant-based foods and other animal-free products, taking place Saturday, May 31, 2014. Bend VegFest will feature nationally recognized speakers, informative exhibitors, a film screening, and delicious samples of vegan food from veg-friendly restaurants and food companies.

We hope you’ll be able to attend, or join us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor this year!!


Bend VegFest will be held at the beautiful Cascade Culinary Institute, on the Central Oregon Community College campus, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a film screening. We anticipate attendance of over 300.

Cost: We’ve kept it very affordable because we want everyone to be able to attend. $5 for adults, $3 for students, and kids 12 and under are free! That’s for the entire day!

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  • Barb T.

    What a fabulous day! Thanks for coming everybody. Did you know over 300 people attended?! And thanks to my fellow organizers and all of our volunteers - we couldn't have done it without you.

    June 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event folks. My only comment is many of the items the booths represented had lots of cane sugar in them. More than I thought was healthy.

    1 · June 1

    • A former member
      A former member

      What about sharing some of the speakers videos at the next Pot Luck? A lot of us couldn't be there for all.

      1 · June 2

    • Judy P.

      I know Pamela. We sure couldn't. Our next scheduled potluck is in July - the 4 Wednesday and is a vegan Luau.

      1 · June 2

  • Mary M.

    I agree that for a first-time event, it was very successful. I think it's a great idea to have a meetup and show the speakers' talks. Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next meetup.

    2 · June 2

  • Judy W.

    I thought our first VegFest was a huge success!! I loved volunteering and hope to do the same for years to come. Only drawback is that I also wanted to hear the exceptional speakers. Luckily I was able to hear a couple. I also learned lots just by chatting with others during the day. Kudos to everyone!

    3 · June 2

  • Jessi

    An excellent event! Wish I could have attended the whole day. So happy that you've created the first of what will no doubt be an ever-growing, important annual event for Bend. Thank you and great job to everyone who participated!

    2 · June 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yea!! Looking forward to it!

    1 · May 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're so excited and are looking forward to this long overdue event!

    2 · May 30

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