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VegFest 2016! A Big Success!

Big crowds came out to enjoy great food, informative presentations, and cruelty-free shopping!  

Attendees browse the many unique vendors

The Best Mac and Cheese in Michigan from Detroit Vegan Soul

The Best Mac and Cheese in Michigan from Detroit Vegan Soul

John Salley talks about living a better life.

John Salley talks about living a better life.

Let them eat cake!

Free cake samples! Yum!

The Carnival Room was fun for the kids!

The Carnival Room was fun for the kids!

VegFest 2016 Media Alert

VegFest 2016 Press Release (Updated 4/11)

VegFest Website

CONTACT: Cyndi Summers, Publicist 586-945-8775,  cyndisummers@prodigy.net 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VegFest is April 24 at Suburban Collection Showplace

Actress Simone Reyes, NBA champ and health and wellness advocate John Salley & others to speak at metro Detroit’s premier vegan tastefest and expo at Suburban Collection Showplace

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 31, 2016 – If it’s spring, it must be time for the annual vegan food, info and networking extravaganza known as VegFest. Presented by VegMichigan, VegFest is the state’s premier celebration of a plant-based lifestyle and takes place Sunday, April 24 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.   

 Showcasing a vast array of vegan food, exhibitors and activities, VegFest also features notable local and national speakers, including actress Simone Reyes, star of the reality TV show “Running Russell Simmons”; former NBA Piston champ and health and wellness advocate John Salley, back by popular demand; Dr. Doug Lisle, Director of Research of California’s innovative True North Health Center; and Nathan Runkle, founder of the international animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals.

“VegFest aims to show how delicious and easy plant-based eating can be, as well as the many ways that choosing to forgo animal products can benefit our lives,” says Paul Krause, president of VegMichigan. “It’s a compassionate choice, of course — one that naturally appeals to children, but also has far-reaching positive consequences for our health and the planet.”

 Visitors can sample plant-based cuisine from dozens of local restaurants, bakeries, caterers and national brands; and they can explore the tasty, eco-friendly, cruelty-free and/or healthy products and services of more than 100 exhibitors. Cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, cookbooks, literature and more provide plenty of ways to learn about the hows and whys of a plant-based lifestyle.

 The presentation schedule kicks off at 11:15 a.m. with an introduction to VegMichigan, followed by Dr. Doug Lisle on “Escaping the Dietary Trap” at 11:30 a.m., actress Simone Reyes on “Activate to Liberate: The Vegan Revolution” at 12:30 p.m., NBA champ and health advocate John Salley on “The BETTA Life” at 1:30 p.m.and Mercy for Animals president Nathan Runkle on “The Power of Our Plates: Saving Animals at Every Meal” at 2:30 p.m.

 The event runs from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. Admission is $12 prepaid or $15 at the door; free for children under 6 and free for VegMichigan members.

VegFest is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Better Health Stores, with support from Meijer, 93.9 The River, A Well-Fed World and others.

 For memberships, discounts and information on sponsorship, exhibiting, volunteering or the day’s schedule, call 877-778-3464 or visit www.vegmichigan.org.

 

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Upcoming Events

Oct
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Sat
all-day VegMichigan’s October Ferndale P... @ Ferndale Public Library
VegMichigan’s October Ferndale P... @ Ferndale Public Library
Oct 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, Mi. 48330. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s October Milford Pu... @ Milford Public Library
VegMichigan’s October Milford Pu... @ Milford Public Library
Oct 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Milford Public Library, 330 Family Drive, Milford, Michigan 48381. Contact Karin ... Read More >
Oct
4
Tue
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Auburn Hills | Michigan | United States
Attendees will learn how to prepare tasty and nutritious vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructors Vera and Jeff Hampton and will get ... Read More >
Oct
6
Thu
7:00 pm Veg 101: Beginning Vegan Cooking... @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Veg 101: Beginning Vegan Cooking... @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Would you like to prepare more delicious and healthy plant-based meals for yourself or loved ones? Join us for this ... Read More >
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14
Fri
6:00 pm October Dinner Club (Oktoberfest... @ North Center Brewing Company
October Dinner Club (Oktoberfest... @ North Center Brewing Company
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm
October Dinner Club (Oktoberfest Party!) @ North Center Brewing Company | Northville | Michigan | United States
Please join us at the North Center Brewery for a vegan Oktoberfest celebration! Shimmy Shack will be serving up their ... Read More >

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