All day vegan fest in Dallas that coincides with the annual Texas State Fair. The Texas Veggie Fair 2013 will have music, fun and tons of great food! If anyone from Houston might wish to caravan or carpool, please make a group suggestion with your RSVP. The fair will be open from 11 am - 6 pm at Reverchon Park. Admission is FREE.
From Press Release: An annual celebration of all things plant-based, eco and compassion for animals, this year’s fair welcomes keynote speaker, Grammy-Award winner Erykah Badu. A practicing vegan herself, Badu will close out the performance stage sharing notes from her journey towards a vegan lifestyle then perform a DJ set.
Another sensational new offering for 2013: a beer garden operated by Trinity Hall, the renowned Irish pub at Mockingbird Station. Trinity Hall will offer an array of local craft brews.
“We’ve seen the fair grow by leaps and bounds every year, but we feel like the 2013 edition is going to be spectacular,” said founder and DallasVegan.com blogger James Scott. “We’re honored to welcome Erykah Badu. She’s a phenomenal performer and we love that she is a vegan herself.”
“As an attendee last year, I was so excited by what I saw and ideas started popping about how to expand offerings even further,” said 2013 Fair co-producer Stephanie M. Casey, founder of Frugal Foodie Dallas. “A beer garden was one of those ideas and I’m thrilled to have Marius Donnelly and his pub Trinity Hall partnering with us.”
Other highlights include speakers such as renowned animal rights activist Carol Adams, author of the ground-breaking 1990 book The Sexual Politics of Meat; and popular plant-based personality Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, founder of FullyRaw.com. Kristina also runs the largest raw, organic produce co-operative in the U.S., Houston-based Rawfully Organic.
The fair will have an expanded kids’ area, a new green program overseen by Dallas-based Recycle Revolution, and more vegan vendors than ever, including iconic restaurants such as Spiral Diner and beloved local food trucks such as Good Karma Kitchen.
The fair returns to Reverchon Park, a 46-acre facility in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, at the corner of Maple Avenue and Turtle Creek Boulevard that’s accessible by car, bus, DART, and bicycle.
All of the fair’s speakers and features can be found on a new website : www.texasveggiefair.com